Xiaomi Redmi 3S Plus is official: low-cost handset with octa-core chip and 4100 mAh battery


Xiaomi has just taken the wraps off the Redmi 3S Plus, which seems to be similar if not identical to the Redmi 3S launched back in June by the Chinese firm. Like the earlier model, it offers a stylish design and reasonable set of internal hardware for not a lot of money and curiously, will launch in India as an offline exclusive. 

It's no secret that Xiaomi's rise to prominence in the smartphone arena has been largely thanks to its online sales. But as we heard earlier in the week, the firm is looking to bring its handsets to brick and mortar stores to catch those who prefer to do their shopping on foot. As Xiaomi's promised expansion to the U.S continues to elude, those in India will be able to pick up the Redmi 3S Plus through a number of well-known retailers as well as Xiaomi's official distributors. 

The LTE-ready device includes a 5-inch 720 x 1280 display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC, 2 gigs of RAM and 32 GB of expandable storage. There's a 13-megapixel rear shooter a 5-megapixel snapper for selfie lovers. The dual-SIM handset also gets Android 6.0 Marshmallow topped with Xiaomi's MIUI launcher, a 4100 mAh battery and a fingerprint sensor. 

The Redmi 3S Plus will cost Rs. 9,499, which equates to about $143 U.S.D. Interestingly, Xiaomi already sells a Redmi 3S variant in India called the 3S Prime, which includes an extra gigabyte of RAM for Rs. 8,999 ($135). But with this new device being offline-only, there's no competition from online deals which allows a bit more room for manoeuver on the price. 

source: NDTV

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8 Comments

1. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

and then you look at HTC crap of sd400 and have heart attack!!!

2. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

My thoughts exactly. Chinese brands have redefined low/midrange section.

6. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Snapdragon 430 is pretty much neck and neck with Mediatek's MT6753 A53 Octa Core SoC... Elephone Ivory with that SoC with roughly the same specs goes for around $100... You can get a phone with Helio P10 for that much which has faster RAM, slightly better GPU and a 2.0Ghz clock speed ceiling... I don't know why done people get all 'emotional' over Snapdragons... Mediateks are as reliable as 'Dragons and about 30-50% cheaper... Oh well, G'Day!

7. mahima

Posts: 743; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

and xiaomi has redmi note 3 (16gb) with snapdragon 650 at almost the same price(9999)

8. AndyYan

Posts: 84; Member since: Feb 10, 2014

Software-wise, Snapdragon devices tend to get better and longer-lasting support from both the manufacturer and 3rd-party, which is why I never looked at MTK devices as a custom ROM user and compiler.

3. mahima

Posts: 743; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

9499 is mrp, best buy is still little bit lower than that.

4. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

and what makes it "plus"? :-/

5. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

And I thought Indian Govt. banned Xiaomi Smartphones due to privacy concerns? The reason is that they allegedly talk and communicate with their "Mothership" located in China and keep a surveillance on Indians... Why? Well, quite interestingly, some Indians have 'strong reasons' to believe that China is an enemy in disguise...! Don't believe me? Read this comment section... You'll have a good laugh for sure:http://www.gsmarena.com/newscomm-10049.php Just a peek in an Indian's Mind... I quote: "If China has been and always been aggressive at Indian borders, harming Indian armed forces, why should we Indians buy Chinese goods, especially Electronics and directly finance Chinese terrorism!!!" End quote. Heavy stuff... Have fun reading... G'Day!

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