pocket-friendly smartphones from Xiaomi

Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Xiaomi, has launched its budget smartphones with the latest features, in India. The phones come in two variants – Xiaomi Redmi 3s and Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime.

The Redmi 3s comes with 2GB RAM and 16 GB inbuilt storage, while the Redmi 3s Prime comes with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB inbuilt storage expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card – along with a fingerprint sensor.

Both variants feature a 12.7 cm (5inch) HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS display, run IMUI 7.5 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and have the new octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor ( with four cores 1.1 GHz and other four at 1.4 GHz ) with Adreno 505 GPU.

According to company sources, these are to be the first smartphones featuring the new Snapdragon 430 chipset in India. The devices sport a 13 megapixel rer camera with PDAF ( phase detection auto-focus ), an f/2.0 aperture, HDR mode, 1080p video recording and LED flash along with a 5 megapixel front camera with 1080 video recording.

The connectivity options of the handset include 4G, Wi-Fi, GPRS/EDGE, Bluetooth, GPS/A-GPS, Glonass, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and micro USB. Backed with a 4000 mAh battery.