As promised, Xiaomi has launched Redmi 3S and 3S prime in India, the former is priced at Rs. 6999 while the prime version cost at Rs. 8999. Both the Smartphones will be exclusively available via Mi.com and Flipkart from 9th August with Redmi 3S whereas the prime edition will be available from 12th August with no pre-registrations needed. Xiaomi’s entry level devices are really popular in India starting from 1s to Redmi Prime 2. They all had large fan base in the country and with these new additions it is surely going to get a boost.
Apart from RAM and fingerprint sensor both the Smartphones are quite identical. The Redmi 3S has a 5 inch HD IPS display and it is powered by an Octa core Snapdragon 430 processor clubbed with 2GB RAM and Adreno 505 GPU. It comes with 16GB internal storage which can be increased up to 128GB using a Micro SD card.
On the contrary, Redmi 3S prime has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of in-built storage that’s expandable up to 128GB via a Micro SD card. Both the Smartphones bear a 13 Megapixel rear camera with LED flash, PDAF, f/2.0 aperture and capable of recording 1080p video. Up front is a 5MP Selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture.
Connectivity options on the devices include hybrid dual Sim slots, 4G LTE with VOLTE, bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, GPS+GLONASS and Micro USB 2.0. In China both the Smartphones have fingerprint sensor but in India it comes only with Prime version. Both of them measures 139.3 x 69.6 x 8.5mm and weighs 144 grams. They are backed by brawny 4100mah battery.
Mr. Hugo Barra, Vice President, Xiaomi commented on the launch of Redmi 3S duos: “I am thrilled to be introducing a Redmi device today and once again change the game in the sub-10k Smartphone industry in India. Redmi 3S packs a punch with a large 4100mAh battery that easily powers through two days of usage on a single charge, and is the first Smartphone in India powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Octa-core processor. Coupled with an amazing 13MP camera built into a premium metal finish body, we believe that Mi fans will love Redmi 3S and Redmi 3S Prime for their amazing features at simply incredible prices.”