Xiaomi announces Redmi 3s, with Snapdragon 430 and fingerprint scanner
Entering the every crowding affordable market is the new Xiaomi Redmi 3s, the update to their earlier Redmi 3. The overall design is about the same, but it now has a better processor (Snapdragon 430) and a fingerprint scanner – all from only CNY 699 (~RM 434).
The body of the Redmi 3s is largely unchanged from the previous model, apart from the presence of the fingerprint scanner – making it one of the few sub-RM500 phones to have one. The octa-core Snapdragon 430 will go a long way in reducing any performance lag in daily use.
There will be two memory options – 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, and 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Both models will have a 13-megapixel rear-camera with an aperture of f/2.0, a single LED flash and phase detection auto focus. On the front, there is a 5 megapixel, f/2.2 selfie cam. A 4,100 mAh battery still runs the show and you get the typical set of connectivity options, like 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS + GLONASS.
For the 2GB/16GB combo, it will be priced at CNY 699 (~RM434) while the 3GB/32GB combo will be CNY 899 (~RM558). No news when it will be in Malaysia, but stay tuned to TechNave for availability info soon.