Xiaomi goes offline in India with the Redmi 3S Plus

In India, Xiaomi launched its smartphones two years ago through online retailer, Flipkart. The company later joined hands with other such retailers to sell its devices in the country, in addition to its own online store. Now, the Chinese smartphone maker has announced the Redmi 3S Plus, its first smartphone that will be sold through brick and mortar stores in the country.

The Redmi 3S Plus is identical to the 3S Prime in terms of looks and also shares most of the hardware specifications. It does, however, feature 2GB of RAM compared to the 3GB on the Prime. Price-wise, the Plus variant is dearer by Rs. 500 than the Prime, which is likely due to the logistics involved in offline sales.

The complete hardware specifications of the Redmi 3S Plus are as follows:

  • 5-inch HD (1280x720) IPS capacitive screen with 24-bit colors and protected with scratch resistant glass.
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core chipset with a maximum clock speed of 1.4GHz
  • 2GB RAM / 32GB ROM, micro SD card support up to 256GB
  • 13MP rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, PDAF, f/2.0 aperture, 5MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, both cameras capable of shooting 1080p videos
  • Li-ion 4100mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow with MIUI 7.5
  • Dual-sim support
  • Network bands supported: 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz, 3G: WCDMA 900/2100MHz 4G: FDD-LTE 1800/2100/2600 TDD-LTE 1900/2300/2500/2600
  • Bluetooth 4.3
  • Dimensions: 139.3 x 69.6 x 8.5 mm
  • Weight: 144 grams
  • Rear mounted fingerprint sensor

Stores will begin selling the device for Rs. 9499 starting from October 1 in India. It isn't clear whether the smartphone will be launched in other markets, but there already are similar variants launched in China and Malaysia.

Source: NDTV | Image via Xiaomi

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