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.