Xiaomi launched its new Redmi 3 smartphone, the Redmi 3S in china back in June. The Company has now unveiled the latest Redmi 3S along with a higher variant called Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime in India.
Currently, Xiaomi Redmi 3S is available in China only and Indian market is the first overseas launch for the device.
Xiaomi Redmi 3S Price and Availability
In China, Xiaomi Redmi 3S is available in two variants based on Storage and RAM options. The base variant with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage is priced at CNY 699 (roughly Rs. 7,000) and the higher variant with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage is priced at CNY 899 (roughly Rs. 9,000).
In India Redmi 3S is priced at Rs. 6999 while Redmi 3S Prime is priced at Rs. 8999. Both the models of the smartphone will be available exclusively via Flipkart and Mi.com. Xiaomi Redmi 3S will go on sale first while Redmi 3S will be available one week after Redmi 3S Prime. The higher variant, Redmi 3S Prime will start selling from 9th August 2016.
The Xiaomi Redmi 3S and Xiaomi Redmi 2S Prime shares almost identical specifications, except internal storage and memory. The Redmi 3S includes 2GB of RAM along with 16GB of internal storage, while Redmi 3S prime includes 3GB of RAM along with 32GB of internal storage. Another difference is that Redmi 3S Prime also includes a fingerprint sensor which is missing in Redmi 3S.
Features and Specifications
Both Xiaomi Redmi 3S and Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime measures 139.30 x 69.60 x 8.50mm and weighs 144 grams. It runs on MIUI 7.5 over latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Operating System and features a 5 inch HD IPS Display offering 294ppi. It is powered by latest 1.4 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor along with Adreno 505 GPU. It has 16GB and 32GB of internal memory option which can be expanded up to 256 GB using microSD card.
It comes with 13-megapixel cameras with f/2.0 aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), LED flash and HDR mode. It also has a 5 megapixel front facing camera with 1080p video recording. It includes a massive 4100mAh battery.
Connectivity options for both the smartphone include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, ANT+, GPRS/EDGE, 3G, GPS and USB 2.0. Both the phone come with Dual-SIM (Micro + Nano) hybrid slot, which means that second slot can also be used for microSD.