After several leaks & rumors, Xiaomi had officially unveiled the Redmi Note 3 (rumored as Redmi Note 2 Pro) at the ongoing Grand Finale event in China. It is the successor for earlier launched Redmi Note 2 and first Xiaomi device to sport metal body and a fingerprint sensor. The fingerprint sensor on this device can unlock in just 0.3 seconds and it is also compatible with mobile payments.
Even with the metal body, the Redmi Note 3 weighs just four grams heavier than the Redmi Note 2. It has weighs just 164 grams and measures 8.65mm thick. It has a 5.5-inch Full HD Display with Gorilla Glass protection. Under the hood is the Helio X10 octa-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz. The device comes in two variants with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage, while the other variant with 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage.
It has a 13MP rear camera with dual tone LED flash and PDAF that can focus in just 0.1 second, on the front it has a 5MP selfie camera with wide-angle lens and beauty mode. The device has 4,000mAh non-removable battery that can give a more than a day of mixed usage. It comes in Silver, Gold, and dark Grey color options. It supports dual SIM and offers 4G LTE connectivity.
The device runs on MIUI 7 based on Android 5.1 Lollipop. Coming to the pricing, the 2GB variant is priced at 899 Yuan (approx $140 / Rs. 9,500) while 3GB variant comes with slightly higher price tag of 1099 Yuan (approx $172 / Rs. 11,500).