Xiaomi launches Redmi Note 3, MI Pad 2 in China

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 TechTurismo

Xiaomi, on Tuesday, unveiled its new smartphone, Redmi Note 3 at an event at China National Convention Center in Beijing.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels)Sunlight Display with a pixel density of 403 ppi and is touted to be a “fully-laminated display”. The company has teased that the phone is just 8.65mm at its thickest point and weighs in at about 164 grams. It runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with Xiaomi’s MIUI 7 on top. The Redmi Note 3 features an all-metal body and a fingerprint scanner. That makes it officially Xiaomi’s first smartphone with an all-metal body and a fingerprint scanner. Xiaomi boasts that the fingerprint scanner can unlock the device in just 0.3s! Another notable feature is the giant 4000mAh battery with support fast charging that can charge up to 50 percent in just 1 hour.


The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is powered by a 64-bit octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 processor (Cortex-A53) coupled with the PowerVR G6200 GPU and 2GB/ 3GB of RAM. As mentioned above, it will come in 16GB and 32GB storage variants respectively. On camera front, the Redmi Note 3 sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with phase detection auto-focus (PDAF) and two-tone flash. It sports a 5-megapixel front facing camera .

Xiaomi has announced that the Redmi Note 3 will be available in two variants: one with 2GB RAM and 16GB inbuilt storage variant priced at CNY 899 (approximately INR 9,500) and another with 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage at CNY 1,099 (approximately INR 11,500). There’s no word yet on the Indian release date or price.

The smartphone will be available in three shades- Gold, Silver, and Dark Grey. The only color missing is the pink “Rose Gold”.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Gallery

Xiaomi also launched the MI Pad 2, the successor to last year’s MI Pad in the same event.

The Mi Pad 2 now has an all-aluminum body that is only 6.95mm compared to the 8.5mm of the previous model and it’s bend proof *cough*. It weighs in at about 322g compared to 360g of the previous model. For comparison, the iPad mini 4, from which the Mi Pad 2 clearly gets its design inspiration, is 6.1mm thick and weighs 299g.

The Mi Pad 2 also runs on a new 14nm Intel Atom X5-Z8500 64-bit Quad-core processor coupled with the Intel HD Graphics and 2GB of RAM, which replaces the NVIDIA Tegra K1 on the previous model. The tablet also supports Wi-Fi 802.11ac and has the new USB Type-C connector.

The rest of the specifications include the same 7.9-inch 2048×1536 resolution display with a pixel density of 324 ppi , 8 megapixel camera on the back and 5 megapixels on the front, and a smaller 6190mAh battery, compared to the 6700mAh on the previous model.

The Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 will be available in dark grey and champagne gold for CNY 999 ($156) for the 16GB model and CNY 1299 ($203) for the 64GB model.

Xiaomi Mi Pad2 Gallery

Stay tuned to Tech Turismo for more updates.



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