Xiaomi announces an upgraded variant of the Redmi Note 3 with the Snapdragon 650

Xiaomi has unveiled a more advanced version of the Redmi Note 3, powered by the Snapdragon 650. The hexa-core processor is now matched alongside the huge 4,000mAh battery, offering ample processing power without draining all cells within an hour or two. This variant with Qualcomm's chip will be made available at a slightly higher price point than the MediaTek version, at $150.

This newly-announced variant of the Note 3 comes with 4G support, Sunlight Display, a 16MP rear camera (with 5MP front-facing shooter), and will be in two configurations — 16GB of internal storage with 2GB of RAM or 32GB of storage with 3GB of RAM. The ¥999 ($150) tag is for the former configuration, with pricing for the 32GB of storage not yet confirmed.

Unfortunately for those who reside outside of China, the company is currently only looking to launch in the local market. Though if you're in India, Xiaomi is searching for 100 lucky Redmi Note 3 explorers.

Source: MIUI

Rich Edmonds