Xiaomi Redmi 3S with 13MP Camera & 4100mAh Battery to Launch in India on August 3rd

by Teja Chedalla 6

A couple months back, Xiaomi had launched the Redmi 3S smartphone in China in two variants. The 2GB RAM variant is priced at 699 Yuan while the 3GB RAM variant costs 899 Yuan. While the same device is expected to launch in India soon, we got some exclusive news. The official launch event will be held on August 3rd in New Delhi. The device will be the successor to Redmi 2 and Redmi 2 Prime that are launched last year. Just like the Redmi 2 devices, the Redmi 3S will also be the best alternative for any other entry-level device.

We can expect the device to be priced anywhere between Rs. 7,000 – Rs. 8,000 price range. Apart from the improved specifications, the Redmi 3S also comes with a metal body. On the back of the device is the fingerprint sensor that can also be used as a shutter button in the camera app. Coming to specs, it sports a 5-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) IPS display and is powered by Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor. The 2GB RAM variant comes with 16GB of internal storage while the 3GB RAM variant includes 32GB storage.

Both the variants include a MicroSD card slot for storage expansion. It supports dual SIM dual standby with the hybrid SIM slot where the user can opt for a MicroSD card instead of the secondary SIM. Talking about the camera, there is a 13MP rear camera with PDAF and a 5MP selfie camera on the front. It includes a 4,100mAh non-removable battery that can easily last more than a day of usage. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a MicroUSB 2.0 port. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box and the latest MIUI 8 update can be expected soon.

However, the Redmi 3 Pro also comes with same specifications and design except the processor. It is powered by the Snapdragon 616 octa-core processor while the Redmi 3S came with Snapdragon 430 SoC. After launching the popular Redmi Note 3 (Review), recently the company also made the 6.44-inch Mi Max (Review) available here in India. Stay tuned for the official pricing ad specifications of the Redmi 3S.

Teja Chedalla

A Mechanical Engineer who loves cricket and is passionate about traveling. Here at PhoneRadar, he covers exclusive news around gadgets & technology by digging deep into the Internet. You can connect with him on all the social platforms @t4teja.

  • Rohan Kuche

    Eagerly waiting for this phone! This is going to be a budget killer.

    • Viraj Doshi

      Please do not buy chinese phones. China is troubling India always by invading our borders and also helps porkistan against us.

      • Rohit Garg

        Dude, you should leave this modern world and start living in forests because there is not even a single electronic equipment in the world which is neither made in China nor it have a china made components in it.

        • Viraj Doshi

          Yes, that is a pity, specially for India. we cannot do anything on the items for which we have everything manufactured in China but on some times, there are (limited) options for us to go with Indian/non-Chinese companies.
          Still, I would buy a phone from Yu or Micromax, Lava, Samsung. HTC rather than Xiomi, cause I have an Indian/ non-Chinese company as a choice and also, the profit money stays in India v/s if you buy Xiomi, Lenovo, Letv, that money directly or indirectly goes to China.
          People often think that how does it matter to buy a single piece of mobile but they forget that we are 125 crore and it makes a huge difference for our country.
          If we want “Make In India” to succeed, as citizens we need to take baby steps. Otherwise, this kind of attitude and mentality will not help our country and this Chinese dependency you mentioned will be there forever.

        • Viraj Doshi

          That’s a pity for India, isn’t it ?
          Can we at least try whatever is available for India instead of just saying “everything is China?” Yes, there can be problems about Indian manufacturing but then our feedback should help them makes things better and initially reduce the foreign dependency.
          This kind of mentality is very dangerous for India.

  • Viraj Doshi

    Please do not buy chinese phones. China is troubling India always by invading our borders and also helps porkistan against us.