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).