Xiaomi is quickly becoming one of the world’s leading smartphone companies, and it has an interesting technique that sees it release different variants of the same core device. Xiaomi is doing that again today with the Redmi Note 3 Snapdragon, a new version of the device that utilizes a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor instead of a MediaTek processor.
WHat’s included in the specs list of this new variant? Xiaomi has outfitted the Redmi Note 3 with a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 1.8GHz hexa-core Snapragon 650 processor, 2GB/3GB of RAM, 16GB/32GB of storage, 16-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front-facing camera and a 4050mAh battery. The Redmi Note 3 also uses that Snapdragon 650 processor to support VoLTE and 4G + networks in China, giving it a leg up over the MediaTek version.
Xiaomi is launching the Redmi Note 3 Snapdragon exclusively in China for ¥999, or about $150 USD. It’s not entirely clear when the device will officially launch, but we wouldn’t expect too long of a wait.