Xiaomi to launch its Redmi 3S Smartphone today in India. The ultra-affordable smartphone is an upgraded version of the Redmi 3, which was a successor to the popular Redmi 2. Xiaomi Redmi 3S will be unveiled at an official event to be held today in New Delhi. The Xiaomi Redmi 3S was launched in China last month. It has come with a few upgrades over the Xiaomi Redmi 3, including a rear fingerprint sensor, Qualcomm’s new 64-bit class Snapdragon 430 octa-core SoC and Adreno 505 graphics engine, instead of the Snapdragon 616 octa-core processor and Adreno 405 GPU inside its predecessor.
Xiaomi Redmi 3S, which was launched in China, has a full metal body with 5-inch HD screen, 2GB/3GB RAM, 16GB/32GB storage, 13MP/5MP rear/front cameras, and a 4,100mAh battery. It’s unsure if the smartphone will have same specifications in India or not.
Cost of the Xiaomi Redmi 3S in India is not known yet however its Chinese variant costs US$108 (Rs 7,200) for the 2GB RAM/16GB version and US$138 (Rs 9,200) for the 3GB RAM/32GB one. Besides, the Redmi 3S is also available in the US.
One of the latest studies show that Indian shipments of only seven brands managed to cross the one million mark, while Xiaomi’s global shipments have declined, though it still remains among the world’s top ten smartphone vendors. Apparently, the launch of Xiaomi Redmi 3S will witness a wide range of competition in the country’s smartphone market.
Going by the images of the Redmi 3S on Xiaomi’s website, the smartphone appears to be same as that of Redmi Note 3 and looks quite promising. It will have to face stiff competition from the Moto G4 series, Lenovo K5 Plus, Samsung Galaxy On5 Pro, and the Galaxy J5 (2016) in the Indian smartphone market.