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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18 Comments

1. BATTERY_LIVES_MATTER

Posts: 106; Member since: Sep 01, 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: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

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

9. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 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: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

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

10. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 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: Nov 06, 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: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 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: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

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

8. prashant1707

Posts: 83; Member since: Nov 13, 2015

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

11. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

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

14. Guaire

Posts: 870; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Those are much larger phones.

12. Samsk1278

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 08, 2016

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

16. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

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

17. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 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

18. vivekmauryavk007

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

release date of redmi 3 in India

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