announced the new Redmi Note 3 in China. The updated device gets bigger and
better in every way over its predecessor, with a new full metal body,
fingerprint sensor, and a massive 4000mAh battery, and more.
The new Redmi
Note 3 has a full aluminum unibody design with 120-point ultra-fine double
sided sandblasting and curved edges. The phone is 8.65mm at its thickest point
and weighs 164g, 4g more than its predecessor despite the larger battery.
On the back is
a new fingerprint sensor, which Xiaomi claims unlocks the phone in just 0.3
seconds. It remains to be seen if this sensor will only be used for unlocking
the device or within apps as well.
include a 5.5-inch 1080p display, MediaTek Helio X10 processor, 2GB RAM and
16GB storage or 3GB RAM and 32GB storage depending upon the model you choose,
13 megapixel rear camera with phase detection autofocus, 4G dual SIM, Wi-Fi
802.11ac, and MIUI 7.
The phone is
priced at RMB 899 ($140) for the 16GB model and RMB 1099 ($172) for the 32GB
model. It will be available in silver, gold, and gray.