Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Goes Official with Metal Body and Fingerprint Scanner

Xiaomi hosted a launch event today at Beijing, China to unveil the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 along with the Mi Pad 2 and Mi Air Purifier 2, company’s first all-metal devices.

The new Redmi Note 3 features a 5.5 inch fully-laminated Full HD IPS LCD display with pixel density of 403ppi and screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The device weighs in around 164g and is 8.7 mm thick with overall dimensions 150 x 76 x 8.7 mm. Powered by a MediaTek MT6795 Helio X10 octa-core CPU and PowerVR G6200 Graphics Processor, the Redmi Note 3 is available in two variants – 16 GB ROM with 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB ROM with 3 GB of RAM.

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The Redmi Note 3 sports a 13MP Auto Focus camera on the rear side with  phase detection and dual-LED (dual tone) flash. It boasts a 5MP front camera too. Both cameras support 1080p video recording.  The connectivity features include dual band 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 and Bluetooth v4.1. The fingerprint sensor on the back of the handset unlocks the phone in just 0.3 seconds. It gets the power from a massive 4,000mAh battery.

On the build side, the Redmi Note 3 has an aluminum unibody design with 120-point ultra-fine sandblasted curved edges. It will be available in gray, gold and silver.

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Priced at RMB 899 ($140) for the 16 GB variant and  RMB 1099 ($172) for the 32 GB variant, the Redmi Note 3 is surely a good buy but may loose on a large market segment with many customers already possessing the Redmi Note 2 launched just two months ago.