Xiaomi Redmi 3 to sport the Snapdragon 616 SoC under the hood

Xiaomi Redmi 3 to sport the Snapdragon 616 SoC under the hood
Yesterday, we told you that the Xiaomi Redmi 3 would be unveiled on January 12th. While we passed along some information about the phone (for example, it is clad in metal) and revealed some of the specs, one thing that we didn't know at the time was the name of the chipset that will be powering the device. Today, an analyst by the name of Sun Changxu took to his Weibo account to post that name.

According to Sun, the Xiaomi Redmi 3 will feature the Snapdragon 616 chipset, carrying an octa-core 1.7GHz CPU and the Adreno 405 GPU. The analyst added that the price of the Redmi 3 will be higher than many expect.

For those who need their memory to be refreshed, the rest of the specs include a 5-inch screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280. 2GB of RAM is inside along with 16GB of expandable native storage. The 128GB capacity microSD slot is available for those requiring additional memory. A 13MP camera graces the back of the unit, while a 5MP camera adorns the front. A 4000mAh battery keeps the lights on, and Android 5.1.1 is pre-installed.

It should be interesting to see what Xiaomi will charge for this phone, especially in light of Sun Changxu's expectations of a high price. We will find out next Monday when Xiaomi makes this phone official.

source: SunChangxu via GadgetzArena



1. haris182

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

I will buy it in a heartbeat if it gets updated to Android 6.0/6.0.1

2. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Stock Android versions doesn't matter with MIUI. Although it will definitely be updated to Android M but it will take time.

3. maxha97

Posts: 100; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

But it's not fhd Just hd

6. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

HD or FHD doesn't matter to me in 5 inch displays.

4. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

616? Didn't know Qualcomm made that.lol

5. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

the only phone (with known brand) that use 616 is Huawei Honor 7i, ZTE axon mini, and one of Zenfone 2 laser variant.. basically SD616 is SD610 with 4underclocked core (bigLITTLE), even if its slower than SD610 at least it have proper DSP compared to redmi 2 which use SD410..

7. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Honestly the same thing. Just that the little cores instead of 1.0Ghz its 1.2.


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

the thing is, that the SD6xx series that use bigLITTLE (in other words, all of them except the 610) are very battery inefficient. The 610 and 410 are good on battery, and its due to a lack of constant core cluster switching, which is due to bad algorithms, "big" cluster being clocked outside of its (A53's) optimal frequency range, and the "LITTLE" cluster being clocked too low for the types of phones they're usually put into (upper mid range). I don't imagine that the SD650/652 will be all that much better on battery. The SD820? That's a whole 'nother beast altogether ;-)

9. jacobssss

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 10, 2016

Will this thing be getting usb type c or usb 2.0 + qcom QCharge 2.0

10. vivekmauryavk007

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

when it will release in India

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