Low-cost Xiaomi Redmi 3 confirmed for January 12 intro with 4,100 mAh battery

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Stagnating domestic sales apparently brought out the best in Xiaomi, which continues to carefully set the stage for its eventual American expansion with a series of exciting budget-friendly gadgets. The final few weeks of 2015 saw the rapidly rising Chinese OEM unleash the Redmi Note 3, Android 5.1 and Windows 10-running Mi Pad 2, as well as the Redmi Note Prime for India.

Next up, and before the Snapdragon 820-powered Mi 5 goes fully official at last, January 12 should reportedly welcome the Xiaomi Redmi 3 in the ultra-low-cost Android handheld arena. There are no words on exactly how cheap the new 5-incher might be, but it’d be unwise to expect any records to be broken.

After all, we’re not dealing with a humble device by any standards, as Xiaomi just revealed a key, thrilling upcoming feature. Believe it or not, the Redmi 3 will accommodate a massive 4,100 mAh battery, which isn’t only larger than the one inside the 5.5-inch Redmi Note 3, but it’s quite possibly the world 5-inch standard nowadays.

In contrast, the Samsung Galaxy S6, for instance, packs a pithy 2,550 mAh cell, and even the 5.7-inch Note 5 carries a comparatively small 3,000 mAh juicer.

But that’s not all the Xiaomi Redmi 3 will have going for it, purportedly, as a respectable octa-core Snapdragon 616 processor shall take care of raw power business, supported by 2GB RAM. Other mid-range features include 720p screen resolution, 13 and 5MP cameras, pre-loaded Lollipop software goodies, and 16GB internal storage, expandable via microSD with an additional 128 gigs.

Remember to save the date (January 12, i.e. next Tuesday), and let us know down below how much you’d be willing to pay for all the above specs, wrapped up in a 100 percent metallic package. $150? $200? More?

Sources: Weibo (1), (2), Gadgetz Arena
Via: Phonearena (1), (2)

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