Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro launched
Xiaomi released a new variant of the Redmi Note 3 smartphone launched back in November, dubbed Redmi Note 3 Pro. The new handset features several improvements, with new processor being the most important of them.
Instead of MediaTek’s Helio X10 that was used in the non-Pro version, Xiaomi decided to equip the new phone with Qualcomm’s 64-bit hexa-core Snapdragon 650 SoC, clocked at up to 1.8 GHz. It consists of two ARM Cortex-A72 and four ARM Cortex-A53 cores, as well as Adreno 510 GPU. The SoC change is a result of patent limitations for MediaTek’s LTE-enabled chips on the Indian market.
There will be two variants of the Redmi Note 3 Pro available, one with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage space and the other with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage. The device will come in three color options: white, gold and silver.
The all-metal, aluminum body remains unchanged, just like the 5.5-inch, FullHD IPS display. On the other hand, the Redmi Note 3 Pro features a slightly better camera than the non-Pro version, with 16 MP, phase detection autofocus and f/2.0 aperture on the back, as well as 5 MP on the front for selfies and video calls. The battery is marginally bigger – 4050 mAh compared to 4000 mAh in the previous version.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro will hit the shelves on January 17th with the 2 GB variant first. It has been priced at approx. $150. Availabilty date and pricing for the 3 GB / 32 Gb version has not been unveiled yet.