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Xiaomi Redmi 3S Set to Launch in India Soon

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Chinese handset manufacturer Xiaomi is all set to bring its new Redmi 3 variant, the Redmi 3S, to India. Gadgets 360 has learnt that the Xiaomi Redmi 3S is coming soon to the market though there no clarity on exactly when the handset will be launched.

The Redmi 3S smartphone was launched in China back in June and came in two variants based on memory and inbuilt storage – with the 2GB of RAM with 16GB of inbuilt storage model priced at CNY 699 (approximately Rs. 7,000), and the 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage model priced at CNY 899 (approximately Rs. 9,000).

The Xiaomi Redmi 3S has been so far available in the homeland country and India may be its first overseas market.

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For specifications, the Redmi 3S packs an all-new octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor clocked at 1.1GHz clubbed with Adreno 505 GPU. The smartphone supports expandable storage expandable storage via microSD card (up to 128GB). The dual-SIM handset (Micro + Nano) comes with hybrid SIM slot which means the second slot also acts as a microSD slot. One of the biggest improvements over the original Xiaomi Redmi 3 is the Redmi 3S features a fingerprint scanner at the back panel.

The Redmi 3S features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS display and runs MIUI 7 based on Android 5.1 Lollipop. The smartphone sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with PDAF (phase detection autofocus), f/2.0 aperture, HDR mode, 1080p video recording, and LED flash. The handset also packs a 5-megapixel front camera with 1080p video recording capability.

Connectivity options on the handset include 4G, Wi-Fi, GPRS/ EDGE, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, Bluetooth, Glonass, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and Micro-USB. The handset is backed by a 4100mAh battery just like the original Redmi 3. It measures 139.3×69.6×8.5mm and weighs 144 grams. The Xiaomi Redmi 3S is expected to be available in Grey, Silver, and Gold colours.

Xiaomi Redmi 3S

General

Release date June 2016
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 139.30 x 69.60 x 8.50
Weight (g) 144.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 4100
Removable battery No
Colours Grey, Silver, Gold
SAR value NA

Display

Screen size (inches) 5.00
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720×1280 pixels

Hardware

Processor 1.1GHz  octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
RAM 2GB
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 128

Camera

Rear camera 13-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 5-megapixel

Software

Operating System Android 5.1
Skin MIUI 7

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported NA
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1  
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/ CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
SIM 2  
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/ CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No

Sensors

Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No