If you are planning to buy a smartphone, you might want to hold that thought because Chinese tech giant Xiaomi has just teased their latest smartphone, the Redmi 3.

The budget smartphone takes over from its predecessors the Redmi 1 and 2, both highly successful models in any market they are made available.

Redmi 3 will have a full metal body and a unique “lattice design made up of 4166 stars woven together to reflect a gorgeous arrangement of diamonds”.

It will come with a larger 5-inch 720p display, an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 processor with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable internal storage (supports up to 128GB microSD cards), and a high-density 4,100mAh battery.

The camera also gets an upgrade with a 13MP f/2.0 rear camera and a 5MP f/2.2 front camera installed.

As all Redmi models, the Redmi 3 will be a dual-SIM phone.

The phone will be available in China tomorrow (12 January) for 699 Yuan (about RM480), and Xiaomi is expected to start shipping the phone worldwide in coming months.


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