Xiaomi Mi Note 3 Launches, Dual-Camera Setup In Tow

by September 11, 2017

Along with the Mi Mix 2, Xiaomi announced yet another handset, the Mi Note 3. This phone inherits the design language of the Mi 6 with a 4 sided curved glass body and an aluminium frame.

While the Mi Note 2 was powered by Snapdragon 8xx series chipset, the Mi Note 3 settles for a mid-range Snapdragon 660 SoC (System on Chip). It is coupled with 6 GB RAM and 64/ 128 GB storage options. According to chip-maker Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 660 is a better performing handset in the 600 series line-up. It promises 30% higher graphics performance with the Adreno 512 GPU and twice the LTE and Wi-Fi downlink speeds compared to previous generations.

The phone comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD display. It is an IPS (In Plane Switching) panel, so you can expect wide viewing angles. The phone features a dual-camera setup on the back. These are twin 12 MP lenses with 2x optical zoom capability. For better low light imaging, the Mi Note 3 gets a 4-axis OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation). The rear cameras sit flush with the body without any protrusion. For selfies, you get a 16 MP module. The phone also comes with stereo speakers.

There is a fingerprint sensor below the screen. The Mi Note 3 packs in a 3,500 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support for faster charging. On the software front, you get Android Nougat with a MIUI 9 skin on top of it.

The Mi Note 3 comes in black and blue hues as of now. It will retail with a price tag of CNY 2,499 (approx Rs 25,000) for 6 GB RAM variant with 64 GB storage. The 128 GB storage version will set you back for CNY 2,899 (approx. Rs 29,000).