Xiaomi’s Redmi 3S already debuted in parts of Asia, but it has yet to receive an US or European launch. It did pass through the FCC on July 8th, signaling an approaching debut globally. It was certified by FDD/TD-LTE connectivity, as well as WCDMA and GSM.
It’s very likely we’ll witness an US debut soon and this model derived from the Xiaomi Redmi 3 comes with either 2 or 3 GB of RAM. The first one has 16 GB of storage and the second 32 GB of storage. Compared to the Redmi 3, the 3S model brings a metal case, Android 6.0 with MIUI on top instead of Android 5.1 and also has a fingerprint scanner.
The Redmi 3S has an octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 CPU, compared to the Snapdragon 616 octa core unit on the Redmi 3 and it keeps the same display, weight, thickness and camera setup, as well as connectivity options. Price should be around $149 for the Redmi 3S, at least according to GearBest.com.