Xiaomi has announced budget smartphones named as “Redmi 3S and Redmi 3S Prime”. Redmi 3S Prime is a beefed version of Redmi 2S Prime handset in terms of power and built in quality. Both devices Redmi 3S and Redmi 3S Prime holds a price tag of Rs. 6,999 and Rs. 8,999 respectively and will be available via Mi.com and Flipkart. Redmi 3S prime will be available for open sales from August 9th onwards whereas Redmi 3S will go on sale a week later. During the pre-launch Company stated that, the total stock production of both the devices will be Made in India.
Commenting on the launch, Hugo Barra, Vice President, Xiaomi, said, “I am thrilled to be introducing a Redmi device today and once again change the game in the sub-10k smartphone industry in India. Redmi 3S packs a punch with a large 4100 mAh battery that easily powers through two days of usage on a single charge, and is the first smartphone in India powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Octa-core processor. Coupled with an amazing 13MP camera built into a premium metal finish body, we believe that Mi fans will love Redmi 3S and Redmi 3S Prime for their amazing features at simply incredible prices”.
• 5.0 inch (720*1280 p) HD IPS Display with 294 PPi
• 1.1 GHz Octa- core Qual Comm Snapdragon 430 processor with 3 GB of LPDDR3 RAM
• Adreno 505 GPU
• 32 GB storage space expandable up to 128 GB via Micro Card SD
• 13 MP rear camera with PDAF, f/2.0 aperture, HDR Mode and Dual-LED flash and 5MP front facing shooter for selfies
• Runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallows with MIUI 7.5 on top of it
• Measures 8.5 mm thick and weighs 144 grams
• 4100 mAh Li-ion non removable battery
• Dual-Sim (Regular Sim + Nano Sim) supports 4G LTE
• Connectivity support 3G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS/A-GPS, GPRS/EDGE, GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.1 V, FM, 3.5mm jack and Micro-USB 2.0 V
• Sensors lodged are Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Ambient Light Sensor and Proximity
• Smart phone has Finger Print Sensor on the rear panel and Infra-Red Sensor
• Redmi 3S Prime is a bulk offering under budget segment and is available in Gold, Silver and Grey color options
• Except for this 2GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage and absence of FPS, Redmi 3S also bears the same specification as 3S Prime.