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Redmi Note 3 with Snapdragon 650 to hit India by March-end

Xiaomi won’t tell us that yet, but they did confirm that the version that will be available in India will have a Snapdragon 650 instead of the Mediatek processor in the China version.

By: HT CORRESPONDENT
| Updated on: Jan 15 2016, 16:59 IST
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Xiaomi won’t tell us that yet, but they did confirm that the version that will be available in India will have a Snapdragon 650 instead of the Mediatek processor in the China version. (Xiaomi)

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is coming to India. What price? Xiaomi won't tell us that yet, but they did confirm that the version that will be available in India will have a Snapdragon 650 instead of the Mediatek processor in the China version.

The phone will is expected to hit Indian markets by March-end or latest by the first half of 2016, a source in the know of things said.

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Livemint speculates that the reason for this move is the lawsuit they faced from Ericsson last year. They have also introduced the Snapdragon variant in China according to a post on their original Weibo account.

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Xiaomi recently launched a Qualcomm version of the Redmi Note 3 in China.
Xiaomi recently launched a Qualcomm version of the Redmi Note 3 in China. (Weibo)
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Xiaomi recently launched a Qualcomm version of the Redmi Note 3 in China. (Weibo)

For now, you can sign up for the Explorer program and Xiaomi will choose 100 users to try out the Redmi Note 3 before launching the device in the country.

The Redmi Note 3 is available in two variants in China.

The base model (Yuan 899) has 16 GB internal storage and 2 GB of RAM while the pricer one (Yuan 1099) has 32 GB inbuilt storage and 3GB of RAM. There is no option to add an SD card but does support dual-SIM.

The phones are available in grey, silver and gold like the iPhone 5s or 6. The phone runs MIUI 7 and stays powered by a 4,000 mAh battery that charges to 50% in an hour.

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First Published Date: 14 Jan, 17:54 IST
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