News by Josh Dasey on Thursday January 14, 2016.
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Xiaomi has announced a new smartphone, the Redmi Note 3, the latest handset from the Chinese company to marry affordability with specs that make us nod our heads with approval. As we are becoming used to, especially in China, the Redmi Note 3 comes in two storage/RAM configurations at different price points.The more affordable variant will come with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, it will launch Jan. 17th in China and will cost the equivalent of US$152. There is also a version of the Redmi Note 3 that comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage, although Xiaomi has not said when that will launch or indeed how much it will cost. The two versions of the handset share similarities elsewhere. There is a 5.5-inch screen that packs 1080p Full HD resolution, a hexa-core Snapdragon 615 1.8GHz CPU and the Adreno 510 GPU, a sizeable 16 megapixel primary camera with phase detection auto focus, a 5MP front facing lens with f/2.0 aperture, and a massive 4050mAh juicer that should keep the lights on for a long time. A nice addition for this modest price is a fingerprint scanner sitting around the back below the camera lens. Xiaomi also says the Redmi Note 3 boasts a new technology that automatically re-adjusts the readability of the display by changing the contrast of individual pixels in real time. The Redmi Note 3 is a solid package at a wallet friendly price then, available in Champagne Gold, Silver and Dark Grey.
Josh is our European editor, tackling news events, reviews, and new items from his UK home. As a former HTC marketing employee, Josh is close to the industry and bring his experience to MobileBurn.