Xiaomi confirms unprecedented 4100 mAh battery for the 5" Redmi 3
1. BATTERY_LIVES_MATTER (Posts: 88; 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.
5. ibend (Posts: 3206; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)
try look for Oukitel K10000 (but its as thick as brick)
9. Wiencon (Posts: 1721; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)
Or let us know when battery tech will finally change
2. TyrionLannister (unregistered)
I hope it encourages other manufacturers to do the same, large battery in normal thickness.
6. WPX00 (Posts: 203; 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.
10. Wiencon (Posts: 1721; 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
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.
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
4. ibend (Posts: 3206; 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
7. neela_akaash (Posts: 1095; 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...
13. Guaire (Posts: 495; Member since: 15 Oct 2014)
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.
11. Moose (Posts: 225; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)
"unprecedented" is a bit strong - Huawei Ascend Mate 7 and Opp RS7 Plus have this size of battery.
12. Samsk1278 (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 Jan 2016)
Is it also launching in india or china only?? :(
16. neela_akaash (Posts: 1095; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)
Launch date in China 12th January. Launch date in India 'no clue brother'.
17. SYSTEM_LORD (Posts: 316; 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