Xiaomi has officially launched its latest budget offering, the Redmi 3s, in India. In fact, there are two variants of the phone, with the other being the Redmi 3s Prime.
The devices are quite identical in almost all aspects except for a few differences. The Redmi 3s has 16GB of internal storage, 2GB of RAM. The Redmi 3s Prime has 32GB of internal storage, 3GB of RAM, a metal body, and has a rear placed fingerprint scanner.
Both devices support a microSD card through the Hybrid SIM slot , and feature a 5.0-inch 720p HD display, and are powered by a 1.1GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor coupled with an Adreno 505 GPU. The phone sadly, runs on MIUI7 based on the outdated Android Lollipop version.
The Redmi 3s sports a 13 megapixel rear camera and a 5 megapixel front camera for selfies. The phone is backed by a 4,100mAh battery, which is actually more than what the Redmi Note 3 has, and is twice what the Redmi 1S had (2000mAh).
Redmi 3S and Redmi 3s Prime Technical Specifications
- Display : 5-inch 720p HD IPS
- CPU : Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
- GPU : Adreno 505
- RAM and Storage : 2GB + 16GB / 3GB + 32 GB with microSD support
- Operating System : MIUI 7
- SIM : Hybrid Dual SIM (micro + nano / microSD)
- Camera : 13 MP rear with PDAF, LED Flash, f/2.0 aperture + 5 MP front-shooter, f/2.2 aperture
- Dimensions: 139.3 x 69.6 x 8.5mm
- Weight: 144 gm
- Battery : 4100 mAh (typical)
The Redmi 3s has been priced at Rs 6,999 in India, while the Redmi 3s Prime will retail for Rs 8,999.
Xiaomi did run into some issues during the live launch stream, which was ended before the company announced the price and the variants.
Thanks to TechPP for the pricing details.