Xiaomi announces Redmi 3, available tomorrow

Xiaomi today announces the full metal body Redmi 3 with a whooping 4,100 mAh. It will be on sale from tomorrow in China at just RMB699 (approx S$154). It runs on Octa-core processor with 2 GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage with microSD card slot of up to 128GB. Do note that the 2nd SIM card slot acts as a microSD card slot if it is not in use. There is no news of when this phone will be available in Singapore.


Press Release

Xiaomi announces Redmi 3 with a full metal body and 4100 mAh battery

BEIJING, 11 January 2016 — Leading smartphone company Xiaomi announced Redmi 3 today, which features a beautiful new look and upgraded features from its predecessor, including a 4100 mAh battery. With a full metal body and an all-new lattice design, made up of 4166 stars woven together to reflect a gorgeous arrangement of diamonds, Redmi 3 goes on sale for RMB 699 starting 12 January.

Despite measuring just 8.5mm and weighing only 144 grams, Redmi 3 packs a powerful 4100 mAh battery with an increased battery density of 685Wh/L, which extends the talk time of its predecessor by 80%. Redmi 3 comes with support for 5V/2A fast charging. It also ships with MIUI 7, which includes battery optimisations that can further prolong the use of the device by up to 25%.

The two SIM card slots on Redmi 3 offer support for all three major operators in China. If only one SIM card is used, the second slot doubles as a microSD card slot, which supports cards up to 128GB in capacity. Combined with the 16GB internal storage, users will have no lack of space for music, videos and photos.

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Here are the key specs of Redmi 3:

  • 5-inch 720P HD display
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB storage with microSD card slot (supports up to 128GB)
  • 4100mAh battery
  • 139.3 x 69.6 x 8.5mm; 144g
  • 13-megapixel, F/2.0 rear camera with PDAF for fast 0.1s autofocus
  • 5-megapixel F/2.2 front camera
  • Dual SIM (second slot doubles as microSD card slot)

Available in three colours, Redmi 3 will be available at RMB 699 in China starting tomorrow on Mi.com and Tmall.

About Xiaomi

Xiaomi was founded in 2010 by serial entrepreneur Lei Jun, who believes that high-quality technology doesn’t need to cost a fortune. We create remarkable hardware, software, and internet services for and with the help of our Mi fans. We incorporate their feedback into our product range, which currently includes the Mi Note Pro, Mi Note, Mi 4, Redmi 2, Mi TV, Mi Band and other accessories. With more than 61 million handsets sold in 2014, and products launched in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, India, Indonesia and Brazil, Xiaomi is expanding its footprint across the world to become a global brand.