Xiaomi Redmi 3 spotted on Geekbench
Although there is no official successor for the popular Xiaomi Redmi 2 smartphone and the Redmi Note 3 phablet is already available in China, it seems like the Xiaomi Redmi 3 will soon be ready to hit the market. According to a report by Tech Grapple, the Xiaomi Kenzo device that has been recently spotted on Geekbench is the Redmi 3 and nothing else.
The device that appears to be an early prototype runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and Xiaomi definitely needs to launch the handset with Android 6.0. After all, its specs suggest that this handset should have no problems to run the latest iteration of Google's mobile operating system - a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 SoC and 2 GB of memory should be more than enough to handle Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The scores achieved are 1407 for single-core tests and 3440 for multi-core.
Early rumors also mentioned a 5-inch multitouch full HD display, 5 MP and 13 MP cameras, at least 16 GB of internal storage and microSD support, as well as 4G LTE connectivity and dual-SIM support. There is no info about its price and availability for now, but we think Redmi 3 will hit China just in time for the New Year shopping spree in late January or early February. The rest of the world will probably get it in early 2016 as well, but that remains to be seen.