Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 3 with full metal body in China back in November, and the company yesterday announced a different variant of the budget phablet, the Redmi Note 3 Pro. Instead of the MediaTek Helio X10 chipset found on current model, the new variant comes with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 650 chipset with 1.8GHz hexa-core CPU, Adreno 510 graphics processing unit, integrated X8 LTE with Cat. 7 speeds and VoLTE support. The new version is compatible with all the mobile carriers available in China and supports 4G+ network.
Another visible difference comes in the form of camera setup. The existing Redmi Note 3 features a 13-megapixel primary shooter, while the Note 3 Pro replaces it with a 16-megapixel lens with f2.0 aperture and phase detection autofocus.
Other key specifications are similar to existing model including a 5.5-inch FullHD screen, 2GB and 3GB of RAM on 16GB and 32GB models, respectively. The phone is juiced up by a 4,050mAh cell. As far as pricing is concerned, the 16GB model will cost RMB 999 (approx. $151), while the price of 32GB is yet to be revealed.
The new Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro with Snapdragon 650 chipset will also be released in the Indian market, however, the pricing and availability details are not announced yet. Xiaomi has also started the Redmi Note 3 Explorer challenge in India, where it will give the chance to experience the new phablet to selected 100 Mi fans. Hopefully, Xiaomi will soon announce the more details pertaining to Indian market.
If you are reading this news from any other countries, there is no word on the other countries’ roll-out, but we expect the device to reach more countries after its India launch. Stay tuned for all the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro updates.