After announcing the name of their new Eco System and launching a rice cooker, Xiaomi have also announced the ‘high’ version of the Redmi 3 with fingerprint scanner.
Priced at 899 Yuan in China (which is roughly $138), the Xiaomi Redmi 3 is still a 5-inch 720p phone with all metal body, but has received a few choice upgrades.
As seen in the launch image above (and previous TENAA leaks) the new ‘high’ version of the Xiaomi Redmi 3 now has a touch fingerprint scanner on the rear of the body similar to the one on the Redmi Note 3.
Gizchina News of the week
The new Redmi 3 also gets a boost in memory to 3GB RAM + 32GB storage, while retaining the ability to use SD cards of up to 128GB.
Continuing inside, the new phone has dual SIM support, a 4100mAh battery, and an 8 core Snapdragon 616 chipset with Adreno 405GPU. Cameras on the phone are 13 mega-pixel rear and 5 mega-pixel front, and that metal body can be chosen in either Gold, Fashion Dark Grey, White, or Classic Gold.
So far the phone is only available in China, but keep posted on reseller sites as it’s likely to be a hit elsewhere too.