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Xiaomi launches Redmi Note 3 in India at Rs 9,999

Published Mar 3, 2016, 4:56 pm IST
Updated Mar 3, 2016, 4:56 pm IST
Redmi Note 3 is the first smartphone in India powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 650 processor.
The Xiaomi Radmi Note 3.
 The Xiaomi Radmi Note 3.

New Delhi: Leading smartphone company Xiaomi announced the Redmi Note 3 on Thursday, which is the company’s first ever smartphone equipped with a fingerprint sensor.

Starting from INR 9,999, Redmi Note 3 is beautifully constructed with a metal body and comes packed with a huge 4050mAh battery that can last a full day on a single charge.


Powered by Snapdragon 650 processor, ARM’s top-end Cortex-A72 performance cores, Redmi Note 3 is exceptionally fast with an Antutu score of over 77,000.

It features the latest Qualcomm Adreno 510 GPU, which provides impressive graphics performance for an unparalleled gaming and multi-tasking experience.

Redmi Note 3 weighs just 164g and measures only 8.65mm at its thickest point, despite the massive battery.

The device also supports 5V/2A Qualcomm Quick Charge technology, charging up to 50 per cent in one hour and taking only three hours for a full charge.


The fingerprint sensor on Redmi Note 3 uses capacitive scanning technology for accurate, secure and fast performance, unlocking the device in just 0.3 seconds.

There are a number of useful fingerprint sensor features incorporated into MIUI 7, including the ability to lock apps, access hidden folders, and even take a front or rear camera selfie using just your fingerprint. 

Redmi Note 3 produces stunning photos thanks to its 16MP rear camera, which has dual ISPs for more powerful post-processing of photos.

It also comes equipped with Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) for faster focusing, as well as “Local Tone Mapping”, which adjusts contrast at a pixel level to deliver images with much better contrast levels — close to what the eye can see in real life.


Equipped with a brilliant 5.5-inch full-HD display, Redmi Note 3 also boasts features to bring users from day to night. “Sunlight Display” dynamically adjusts the contrast of pixels to make content more visible under bright daylight.

At night, turning on reading mode will cut down blue light emitted by the display, which reduces eye fatigue. Since blue light suppresses melatonin, the hormone that aids sleep, cutting it down also helps you to sleep better. 

Redmi Note 3 has been designed for full compatibility with India’s cellular networks, and it supports all Indian LTE bands.


In particular, the support for LTE Band 5 allows users to fully utilise the Voice over LTE (VoLTE) technology incorporated in Redmi Note 3, which will make it possible for HD calls to be carried over 4G, even when indoors.

In the beginning, Redmi Note 3 will be available exclusively on and starting 9 March.

The version with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage retails at Rs 9,999, while the version with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage will be sold for Rs 11,999. Users who are interested in buying the device can pre-register on the two sites for the first sale, starting from March 3.


Later, the device will also be available on Flipkart, Snapdeal and other physical stores in the country.

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