Soon after unveiling the Redmi 3S, Xiaomi has now launched the Redmi 3X with an identical design in China. The biggest difference however is that the new Xiaomi Redmi 3X will be exclusive to Chinese mobile carrier, China Unicom, and will be priced at CNY 899 (approximately Rs. 9,000).
Apart from identical design, the latest Redmi 3X also sports almost identical innards. There are few differences however as the new Redmi 3X will be available in only one variant featuring 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. The Xiaomi Redmi 3S was launched in two variants based on memory and inbuilt storage - the 2GB of RAM with 16GB of inbuilt storage model priced at CNY 699 (approximately Rs. 7,000), and the 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage model priced at CNY 899 (approximately Rs. 9,000). There is another notable difference between the two Redmi smartphones, the Redmi 3X features slightly different dimensions at 139.7x69.7x8.5mm compared to 139.3x69.6x8.5mm on the Redmi 3S. At 146 grams, the Redmi 3X is 2 grams heavier than the Redmi 3S.
(Also see: Xiaomi Redmi 3X vs. Xiaomi Redmi 3S)
For specifications, the Xiaomi Redmi 3X packs the all-new octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor clocked at 1.1GHz clubbed with Adreno 505 GPU. It supports expandable storage expandable storage via microSD card (up to 128GB). The dual-SIM handset (Micro + Nano) comes with hybrid SIM slot which means the second slot also acts as a microSD slot. Much like the Redmi 3S, the Redmi 3X features a fingerprint scanner at the back panel.
The Redmi 3X features a 5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) IPS display and runs MIUI 7 based on Android 5.1 Lollipop. The smartphone sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with PDAF (phase detection autofocus), f2.0 aperture, HDR mode, 1080p video recording, and LED flash. The handset also packs a 5-megapixel front camera with 1080p video recording capability. Connectivity options on the handset include 4G, Wi-Fi, GPRS/ EDGE, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, Bluetooth, Glonass, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and Micro-USB.
The handset is backed by a 4100mAh battery just like the original Redmi 3. The Xiaomi Redmi 3X will be available in Silver, and Gold colours.