Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 price and release date

Xiaomi sold many millions of its Redmi Note 2 phablet since its announcement back in August, and, seemingly, it's either Xiaomi is entering a three-month upgrade cycle now, or it is just feeling the all-metal pressure of the competition, so it outed a premium Redmi Note 3 mere months after the Redmi Note 2 announcement.

The reason that Xiaomi isn't calling it a Note 2 Pro, as was rumored before, is that it is an entirely different phone in terms of design, and the internals have been upgraded as well. Granted, it does have the 5.5" 1080p display, octa-core Helio X10 chipset and 13 MP/5 MP camera combo of its predecessor, but it also adds a version with 3 GB RAM /32 GB of internal storage, and, above all, equips the metal warrior with a very generous 4000 mAh battery pack to compensate for the fact that it is now a sealed, non-replaceable unit.

How much for all that jazz, fingerprint scanner and all? Well, not much, as the Xiaomi is starting the basic 2 GB/16 GB version from the equivalent of $140, and the souped-up Redmi Note 3 with 3 GB RAM/ 32 GB storage will go for $172. Of course, this is the price in China if you buy from Xiaomi directly, while at resellers and abroad the price of Chinese phones can be up to 30% higher. Still, at this price tag, the Redmi Note 3 seems to be the 5.5-incher to beat both at home and abroad, when it launches later in the week, on November 27th, what do you think?

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Redmi Note 3
  • Display 5.5 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware MediaTek Helio X10, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 4000 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    Xiaomi MI UI



9. lallolu

Posts: 734; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

killed by lack of sd slot. I was about paying for one until I found out they have decided to remove the sd card support.

6. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Great stuff by Xiaomi...

5. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

This phone, like all Chinese phones, will work on band 7 (2600) in Canada on both Bell and Rogers, but not Telus. I just ordered the Note 2, getting it this week. Too late for the new one but the Note 2 will be almost as good except for the smaller battery.

4. swole_Nerd

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 24, 2015

no bad if only it was available in the U.S

8. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

PA, on your specs for this, I saw that it had LTE, will it work in USA networks, especially T-Mobile ones? Thanks

3. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Mi pad 2 sounds cool too.. And they r coming with windows 10 too....

1. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Great design and looks stylish. Also fingerprint scanner and bigger battery is a nice addition. Attractive price tag. But lack of SD turns down the 16GB version (for me). Still great device. But wont reach my country, India because of their s**tty patent issue with Ericsson which they still haven't solved. Too bad for me...:'(

2. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Also still no information about launching their Mi In Ear Hybrid earphone in India. Sad sad...

7. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

what's the point of launching. we all know that it will always be out of stock. specially that 3gb ram, 32gb rom model.

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