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Xiaomi Launches Next-Generation Smartphone

19 January 2016

Chinese smartphone vendor Xiaomi has released the early details regarding its next generation mobile handset, dubbed the Redmi 3.

The third generation Xiaomi Redmi 3 has a larger battery and will use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 Octa Core processor. (Source: Xiaomi) The third generation Xiaomi Redmi 3 has a larger battery and will use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 Octa Core processor. (Source: Xiaomi) The eagerly anticipated smartphone is the first new product launched by Xiaomi in 2016 with a price of $106. The Redmi 3 will include the Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 octacore processor, a 13 megapixel 0.1 second ultra-fast phase detection auto focus (PDAF) camera, a 5 megapixel front camera, expandable storage up to 128 GB and 16 GB of ROM memory.

The full metal 5-inch smartphone is available only in China but Xiaomi has aspirations to take it global if the demand is there. The Redmi 3 comes in four different colors including gold, dark gray, metallic or plaid design.

The Redmi 3 will come in a variety of colors and designs, but will initially only be sold in China with aspirations to take it global later. (Source: Xiaomi)The Redmi 3 will come in a variety of colors and designs, but will initially only be sold in China with aspirations to take it global later. (Source: Xiaomi)The phone supports dual sim, dual standby and contains a 4100 mAh battery that Xiaomi says will power the device for an entire day but won’t be too thick because of the high energy density technology included in the design.

To contact the author of this article, email Peter.Brown@ieeeglobalspec.com


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