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Redmi Note 3 with Snapdragon 650 to hit India by March-end

Xiaomi won’t tell us that yet, but they did confirm that the version that will be available in India will have a Snapdragon 650 instead of the Mediatek processor in the China version.

gadgets Updated: Jan 15, 2016 16:59 IST
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Xiaomi won’t tell us that yet, but they did confirm that the version that will be available in India will have a Snapdragon 650 instead of the Mediatek processor in the China version.
Xiaomi won’t tell us that yet, but they did confirm that the version that will be available in India will have a Snapdragon 650 instead of the Mediatek processor in the China version.(Xiaomi)

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is coming to India. What price? Xiaomi won’t tell us that yet, but they did confirm that the version that will be available in India will have a Snapdragon 650 instead of the Mediatek processor in the China version.

The phone will is expected to hit Indian markets by March-end or latest by the first half of 2016, a source in the know of things said.

Livemint speculates that the reason for this move is the lawsuit they faced from Ericsson last year. They have also introduced the Snapdragon variant in China according to a post on their original Weibo account.

Xiaomi recently launched a Qualcomm version of the Redmi Note 3 in China. (Weibo)

For now, you can sign up for the Explorer program and Xiaomi will choose 100 users to try out the Redmi Note 3 before launching the device in the country.

The Redmi Note 3 is available in two variants in China.

The base model (Yuan 899) has 16 GB internal storage and 2 GB of RAM while the pricer one (Yuan 1099) has 32 GB inbuilt storage and 3GB of RAM. There is no option to add an SD card but does support dual-SIM.

The phones are available in grey, silver and gold like the iPhone 5s or 6. The phone runs MIUI 7 and stays powered by a 4,000 mAh battery that charges to 50% in an hour.