Xiaomi announced the mid-ranger Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and the tablet Mi Pad 2
Xiaomi added a new mid-ranger to its collection of devices. The phablet is named Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. It is “dressed” in a metallic chassis with nice round edges and barely noticeable side bezels. It is 8.65mm thick and weighs 164 grams. The display of the new device is with 5-inches diagonal and a resolution of 1080p. The hardware configuration of the Redmi Note 3 includes a MediaTek Helio X10 processor with eight cores coupled with 2GB RAM/16GB internal memory or 3GB RAM/32GB storage.
The new smartphone runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop customized MIUI 7 user interface of Xiaomi. The Redmi Note 3 has a primary camera with 13MP resolution positioned on the back plate of the phone. It has two-tone flash and abundance of features, like phase detection and autofocus. The front-facing camera is a 0.1MP sensor. Among the extra features of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is the fingerprint sensor on the back. It packs a 4000mAh cell under the hood. The connectivity capabilities of the new model include Wi-Fi, GPS, 3G, Bluetooth and 4G LTE. It is a dual-SIM device. Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 arrives in three colors – gold, grey and silver. The 2GB/16GB variation of the handset is available for RMB 899 ($140). The phone with 3GB/32GB costs RMB 1099 ($172).
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 wasn’t the only one new device announced by the company. The Chinese manufacturer took the wraps off the tablet Xiaomi Mi Pad 2. It is the successor of the Mi Pad. The new slate features an improved design with a fully-metal lighter and thinner panel than the original device. The all-aluminum chassis of the Mi Pad 2 is only 6.95mm thick. The tablet is armed with a 7.9-inch screen with a resolution of 1536 x 2048p. In its gut is ticking Intel Atom X5-Z8500 chip. It works with 2GB RAM. In terms of storage customers will have two options – 16GB or 64GB out-of-the-box. The platform pre-installed on the device is Android 5.1 Lollipop with MIUI 7 user interface. On the back of the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 is provided an 8MP snapper while on the front side lies a 5MP camera.
The slate works with a 6190mAh battery. The Chinese manufacturer is launching a variation of the tablet that runs on Windows 10. Mi Pad 2 is landing on the shelved of carriers and retailers in dark gray and champagne shells. The 16GB model costs RMB 999 (around $156) while the 64GB device costs RMB 1299 (around $203).