“The Redmi 3s offers an octa-core SoC, up to 3GB of RAM, up to 32GB of storage and 13MP/5MP cameras”
Earlier this month, a few variants of the Xiaomi Redmi 3 with Snapdragon processors were spotted on the Chinese certification website TENAA. Today, the brand has unveiled a new variant of the phone dubbed the Xiaomi Redmi 3s, which packs in a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor. The phone sports a metal unibody design, and a fingerprint sensor on the back which promises to unlock the phone in just 0.1 seconds.
As far as the specs are concerned, the Xiaomi Redmi 3s offers a 5-inch HD IPS display, and runs MIUI 7 based on Android Marshmallow. The octa-core Snapdragon 430 processor inside is aided by Adreno 505 graphics. The phone will be made available in two variants – one with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, and another with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in memory. Both models will come with microSD cards slots, accepting memory cards up to 128GB in size.
The Redmi 3s sports a 13-megapixel primary snapper with phase detection autofocus, an LED flash, full HD video recording, and f/2.0 aperture. For selfies, it gets a 5-megapixel secondary snapper with 1080p recording and f/2.2 aperture. In terms of connectivity, the device offers 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS and GLONASS. A beefy 4,100mAh battery keeps the handset alive.
The Xiaomi Redmi 3s has been priced at 699 Yuan (around Rs 7,200) for the 2GB RAM and 16GB memory variant, while the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage edition will set you back by 899 Yuan (approx. Rs 9,200). The phone comes in dark grey, silver and gold hues, and will go on sale in China starting June 16th.