Purported full specifications of the Xiaomi Redmi 3

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2 days from now Xiaomi will officially reveal the full details of the Xiaomi Redmi 3 with pricing, but we can’t wait and these reported specifications look bang on to us.

There is change a foot at Xiaomi. We’ve seen the company create more expensive phones, slow down the release of their flagship, build full alloy models and there is even a switch in how they launch phones.

In the past Xiaomi kept their device hush hush, but not the Redmi 3. Officially image of the metal rear of the phone have already been pushed to social media, and even details of the 5-inch display and 4100mAh battery have been confirmed.

Xiaomi Redmi 3 purported specifications

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So with the size, battery, and the material the Xiaomi Redmi 3 already pre-announced what more can we learn before the 12th?

Well today camera specifications have been posted, and overall there is a serious update on the Redmi 3 compared to previous Xiaomi Redmi phones. The rear camera on the Redmi 3 will be a 13 mega-pixel camera with F2.2 aperture, 78 degree lens, 120fps slow motion capabilities and even uber quit PDAF (Phase detection auto focus).

Uo front is a 5 mega-pixel camera, F2.0 aperture, 36 levels of beautification, and FHD video recording.

Chances are the Xiaomi Redmi 3 is going to cost only 699 Yuan, not a lot of money for a phone with an already big battery and updated cameras, so what else will be squeezed in.

Apparently the Xiaomi Redmi 3 will retain a HD display, and 2GB RA but will run an octacore Snapdragon 616 chipset running at 1.7Ghz. Internal storage is 16GB, while a micro SD card tray will allow cards of up to 128GB.

Other details include Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0, dual SIM LTE, and MIUI 7 based on Android 5.1.1.

On in all an incredible hardware package at a great price, its just a shame the design looks a little ‘meh’ so far.

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  1. Aa
    January 10, 2016

    I will probably buy this one for myself, I like it.
    And I don’t mind Snapdragon 615/616 because I don’t play games on smartphone (nor doing anything CPU intense).

    • Karly Johnston
      January 10, 2016

      615 can game at 720p. 1080 is too much for it.

  2. Muhammad Yasir
    January 10, 2016

    looks good …

    • Levi Smith
      January 10, 2016

      Yes, but can’t help feel inclusion of a fingerprint scanner would have made it a killer in low price + higher battery capacity segment.

      • Muhammad Yasir
        January 11, 2016


  3. Louis Mario
    January 10, 2016

    If the Mi5 is more than 142mm large, i’ll get one of this Redmi 3 : assuming this is <140mmm. I don't want a big phone.

  4. likvidator
    January 10, 2016

    looks good but camera cant be automatic good ( redmi note 3 camera is disapointed ) and miui 7 is very difficult on hardware ( mi4i with sd 615 / 2gb ram is slow )

    • Airyl
      January 10, 2016

      Have you actually used the Redmi Note 3’s camera? It’s honestly more than good enough for the price you’re paying.

  5. Steven Fox
    January 10, 2016

    This will be the perfect entry phone. Good specs(even gaming will be OK with just a 720p screen), great camera, great design and regular updates.
    At around 120$ no company can match this package, and yes I will still take the SD 616 over the 6753, Xiaomi over ElephoneUlephoneUmi gambles any day of the week!

    • January 16, 2016

      gahahaha… the E.U.U gamble…
      so far…Xiaomi met my expectation on build quality… its just their combination of specs that still bothers me…like the camera sensors on the Redmi 2, strange overheating on Redmi 1S

  6. Lucien
    January 10, 2016

    It is listed with SD 617 SOC on Ibuygou, if it is the case I will get one instantly. It will be more than enough for me cos I am not a power user.

  7. k
    January 10, 2016

    Hopefully it won’t come with a locked bootloader like the redmi note 3

    • Ilan
      January 10, 2016

      Bootloader can be unlocked through a manipulation on Xiaomi website (account subscription). They proceeded like that to ensure that some resellers won’t be able to install ROMs with full of bloatwares on the phones. They adopt that strategy because of the finger print scanner on the Note 3. Redmi 3 has no finger print scanner so don’t worry.

      • dutchgio
        January 10, 2016

        That works like shit currently. It needs sms verification but the sms comes very late, or not at all wich makes it impossible almost anyone to flash another rom.

        And yes, Xiaomi confirmed future devices will have the same locked bootloader.

  8. Damd
    January 10, 2016

    SD 617 and QC 2.0 it should be 3.0

  9. Petar Radunović
    January 10, 2016

    Sorry for the off topic, but can someone please explain why phones with non removable battery are not IP67 waterproof? I wouldn’t mind paying extra 20 USD or similar for this feature…

    • January 16, 2016

      remember Sony? okay you’re welcome. This is Xiaomi we’re talking about, not shove every technology out there and mark up the price and call it a day company….

  10. realjjj
    January 10, 2016

    1.5GHz not 1.7
    SD616 is confirmed by Xiaomi, 1.5GHz is confirmed by TENAA and benchmark scores.

  11. Marius Cirsta
    January 10, 2016

    Andi take a break, relax… 😀 There are ( at least ) 3 mistakes here.

    1. Uo front

    2. uber quit PDAF

    3. and 2GB RA

    • MinusPlusDivide
      January 11, 2016

      I think Andi still having a rest as the mistakes are still there.

  12. January 10, 2016

    Some bad things which I consider about Redmi 3 are:
    Non-Removalbe Battery (Not for Gamers)
    Hybrid Sim Slot
    Camera lens look tiny on this 5 inch screen phone.

    • January 16, 2016

      not for gamers… but people game on it anyway… its an all rounder…
      personally I’ve never had real problems with non-removable battery… I dont think they deterioriate that fast even with gaming…im pretty sure they’re removable if you’re pretty technical…