The Xiaomi Redmi 3 is a decent midrange phone that was launched in January and today we found a new version of it certified by TENAA. It doesn’t seem to get a name change, but what it does get extra is a fingerprint scanner.
Other than that the specs stay the same, minus the battery, replacing the 4100 mAh unit of the original with a 3000 mAh one. The placement of the fingerprint scanner is confirmed by the TENAA pictures and it’s rather unfortunate, since it spoils the “X” pattern at the back. This model keeps the 1.5 GHz octa core processor, 5 inch HD screen and 2 GB of RAM, as well as 16 GB of storage.
It also has the same weight as the Redmi 3, in spite of the changes in battery capacity. At the back there’s a 13 MP camera, while upfront we’ve got a 5 MP selfie shooter. The rumored price for this device is around $122, which for some reason is higher than the $105 of the OG Redmi 3.