Xiaomi Mi Note 3 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC now official

Xiaomi founder and chief Lei Jun released multiple teasers on Chinese social networking website Weibo, hinting at imminent launch.

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Highlights

    • Xiaomi Mi Note 3 launched in China
    • It is powered by Snapdragon 660 SoC
    • It features dual rear cameras

Xiaomi today launched Mi Note 2 successor dubbed Xiaomi Mi Note 3 in China. Xiaomi founder and chief Lei Jun released multiple teasers on Chinese social networking website Weibo, hinting at imminent launch. With the launch, Xiaomi has yet another dual camera smartphone up its sleeves.

Xiaomi Mi Note 3 flaunts 1,920 x 1,080 pixels stretched across a 5.5-inch panel, resulting in 401 PPI pixel density. Internally, it runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core SoC with 6GB of RAM and Adreno 512 GPU for graphics. You can choose from two 64GB and 128GB of internal storage options, which can further be expanded via microSD support. Design-wise, the Mi Note 3 boasts of the four-sided curved glass body, offering a mirror-like effect, measuring 7.6mm in thickness, and weighing 163g.

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The dual-SIM Xiaomi Mi Note 3 supports Nano SIM cards. In terms of optics, it houses dual rear cameras (12MP wide-angle + 12MP telephoto), similar to recently announced Xiaomi Mi A1. It supports portrait mode and background blur for bokeh effects. Additionally, it also supports PDAF 2x optical zoom, 4-axis OIS, and up to 4K video recording. Up front, there’s a 16MP front-facing camera for selfies and video calls.

Also Read: Xiaomi Mi A1 camera samples, image gallery, and first impressions

Xiaomi Mi Note 3 price starts at RMB 2,499 (approximately Rs 24,485), boasting of 6GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, and black colour option. Another 6GB of RAM with 128GB of storage variant costs RMB 2,899 (approximately Rs 28,395). There’s also a blue colour option, which is limited to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of memory configuration, costing RMB 2,999 (approximately Rs 29,375).

During the launch, Xiaomi also released its most-awaited flagship Mi Mix 2 smartphone with bezel-less display and Qualcomm’s top of the line Snapdragon 835 SoC.