Xiaomi Redmi 3

Xiaomi has launched its latest handset in the sub-$150 series, the Redmi 3. The phone now comes with a metal body with a diamond-patterned finish at the back, and is set to go on sale in China starting January 12 for 699 Yuan ($106).

Unlike the Redmi Note 3, the Redmi 3 does not feature a fingerprint scanner. What you do get is a 5-inch 720p display, Snapdragon 616 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 16GB internal memory, microSD slot up to 128GB, 13MP camera with f/2.0 lens and phase detection autofocus, 5MP front shooter, LTE, and a massive 4100mAh battery with fast charging. It runs MIUI 7 out of the box, although there isn't a mention of the Android version number the ROM is based on.

Redmi 3

No word as yet as to when the Redmi 3 will make its way to other markets. What do you guys think of the hardware on offer?

Source: Facebook (Xiaomi)