Xiaomi surprised us all by announcing that we will meet the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 tomorrow. All this while, we were expecting the new Redmi model with fingerprint ID and all metal body to come with the name Redmi Note 2 Pro, but it looks like the company decided to jump right to the next generation just three months after the release of a new model in the series.
The Redmi Note 3 is expected to feature the fast Helio X10 MT6795 octa-core chip clocked at 2.0GHz. There will be two versions of the device, as confirmed by an updated TENAA listing. One with 2GB RAM and 16GB of storage and the other with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. The display will be the same as Note 2, 5.5-inch with FHD 1080p resolution. At the back, you will most probably find a 13MP camera with PDAF with dual LED flash and a 5MP shooter up front. Although initially we expected the battery to be 3060mAh, recent reports have said that the Redmi Note 3’s battery will be much larger, around 4000mAh. If true, this would be a great achievement given that the body measures just 8.75mm in thickness. TENAA confirms this thickness and further adds that the phone will weigh 165 grams. As for the OS, we are quite sure that the new device will feature MIUI 7 OS based on Android 5.0.1 version.
The last news will be about the price of the phone, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 will be sold with the price at $170, a bit higher than the previous one, Note 2.