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Xiaomi confirms unprecedented 4100 mAh battery for the 5" Redmi 3

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Xiaomi confirms unprecedented 4100 mAh battery for the 5" Redmi 3
Xiaomi is not taking any chances with its most popular line of phones, it seems, as it just confirmed that it has indeed equipped the upcoming Redmi 3 with a 4000+ mAh battery, just as was tipped by analysts. The battery capacity inside will be 4100 mAh, to be precise, and Xiaomi divulged on its Weibo account that the company is using a new technology that allows for almost double the energy density in the same footprint. 

This means that the Redmi 3, about to be unveiled January 12th, will still be relatively slim (8.5 mm are speculated), while hosting a battery that will easily get you through at least two days on a charge, given the phone's specs.

Those specs are nothing to sniff at, too, with a 5" HD display, Snapdragon 616 chipset, and a 13 MP/5 MP camera combo all rumored to be in the Redmi 3. Perhaps the coolest thing about the future Xiaomi blockbuster, however, besides the huge battery, is its design. While it continues the metal chassis trend set by its larger sibling the Redmi Note 3, and started by juggernauts like Samsung last year, it adds a little aesthetic twist that we hope will look as good in real life, as it does in the teaser poster supplied here.

The Redmi 3 will apparently sport a plaid pattern on the back, which adds that extra styling that we are usually clamoring for in our handsets. Besides looking the part, the etched pattern will potentially aid the grip, too, as metal phones often feel rather slippery in the hand if their finish is not up to snuff. What do you think, has the Redmi 3 caught your interest now that Xiaomi confirmed the unprecedented battery capacity for this screen size that it managed to fit inside?

source: Xiaomi

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posted on 08 Jan 2016, 02:42 1

1. BATTERY_LIVES_MATTER (Posts: 89; Member since: 01 Sep 2015)


All these pronounced and rumored "larrrrrrge" batteries are a bit of a tease. Let us know when an internal battery reaches more than 10000 mAh. THAT is large.

posted on 08 Jan 2016, 03:06 2

5. ibend (Posts: 3531; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


try look for Oukitel K10000 (but its as thick as brick)

posted on 08 Jan 2016, 03:59

9. Wiencon (Posts: 1768; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


Or let us know when battery tech will finally change

posted on 08 Jan 2016, 02:44 9

2. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


I hope it encourages other manufacturers to do the same, large battery in normal thickness.

posted on 08 Jan 2016, 03:10 2

6. WPX00 (Posts: 219; Member since: 15 Aug 2015)


If history has taught us anything, it will likely be the same small battery as usual in half the thinness.

posted on 08 Jan 2016, 04:01

10. Wiencon (Posts: 1768; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


Meh, who needs big battery anyway. We all know that having the thinnest phone on planet is more important and beneficient

posted on 08 Jan 2016, 04:24 1

15. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Not this again. Both approaches are wrong in their own right.

A normal person doesn't want to charge his phone 2 times a day. On the other hand, carrying a 1 cm+ thick brick isn't great either. We need a balance in between, i.e. 7-9 mm phones with decently big batteries and/or efficient components and software.

Just posting this age old sarcastic post again and again is not going to make it any more true. Some people are more than ready to sacrifice portability and vanity for battery life, some are ready to do the opposite. You are no one to downplay the other side by saying yours is superior. Everyone is entitled to his/her opinion.

posted on 08 Jan 2016, 02:48 1

3. Sriniva1995 (Posts: 44; Member since: 06 Nov 2013)


It's not gonna be a $100, at least $180 cause redmi is generally priced below redmi note series and given its gonna have only a 720p display its definitely cheaper than redmi note with a 1080p display

posted on 08 Jan 2016, 02:59 1

4. ibend (Posts: 3531; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


"using a new technology that allows for almost double the energy density in the same footprint"
whose tech is that? samsung's? that will also mean battery capacity of 2016's phone will increased alot :D

posted on 08 Jan 2016, 03:48

7. neela_akaash (Posts: 1112; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


Xiaomi generally uses Batteries made by Sony or LG. let's see which OEM'S battery they are using in this one...

posted on 08 Jan 2016, 04:15

13. Guaire (Posts: 500; Member since: 15 Oct 2014)


http://www.phonearena.com/news/Startup-comes-up-with-a-revolutionary-battery-tech---same-capacity-half-the-size.-Will-be-making-modules-for-Project-Ara_id65520

posted on 08 Jan 2016, 03:56

8. prashant1707 (Posts: 83; Member since: 13 Nov 2015)


if it is priced below 7000 Indian rupees than it will be an instant hit here in India.

posted on 08 Jan 2016, 04:08 2

11. Moose (Posts: 240; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


"unprecedented" is a bit strong - Huawei Ascend Mate 7 and Opp RS7 Plus have this size of battery.

posted on 08 Jan 2016, 04:22

14. Guaire (Posts: 500; Member since: 15 Oct 2014)


Those are much larger phones.

posted on 08 Jan 2016, 04:08

12. Samsk1278 (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 Jan 2016)


Is it also launching in india or china only?? :(

posted on 08 Jan 2016, 04:34

16. neela_akaash (Posts: 1112; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


Launch date in China 12th January. Launch date in India 'no clue brother'.

posted on 08 Jan 2016, 11:00

17. SYSTEM_LORD (Posts: 354; Member since: 05 Oct 2015)


Get you through 2 days? With that inefficient 6xx series snapdragon, no it won't. If they would just use the 610 instead, it wouldn't have these battery life issues. With a 720p screen, there's no need for 8-core bigLITTLE setup. That's why SD410 phones carry the same roughly the same efficiency as their 32-bit predecessors. Qualcomm isn't good at bigLITTLE yet

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 21:57

18. vivekmauryavk007 (Posts: 2; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


release date of redmi 3 in India

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