Heavy Metal: Xiaomi Unveils Its First Metal Phone, The Redmi Note 3


Check out the Redmi Note 3!

Xiaomi has officially announced the previously leaked Redmi Note 3. The new phone signals a new era in Xiaomi’s design language as it features a full metal body, never been seen before in a Xiaomi device.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 specs

  • MediaTek MT6795 Helio X10 octa-core processor
  • PowerVR G6200 GPU
  • 2GB/3GB of RAM
  • 5.5-inch full HD display, 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 16GB/32GB of storage
  • 13-megapixel rear camera with PDAF
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • Dual-SIM
  • 3G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, fingerpint scanner
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop with MIUI 7.0
  • 4000mAh battery

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Well, technically that’s not true – while the phone does use a full metal unibody chassis, a first for the brand, the design language isn’t completely new. Stare long enough at the curved back, and you’ll see traces of the design of the Mi Pad, and a few design cues taken from rival Meizu.

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The Redmi Note 3 is powered by MediaTek’s 2.0GHz Helio X10 processor, paired with either 2GB or 3GB of RAM depending on the config. It’s also equippeid with 16GB of storage for the 2GB RAM model, while 32GB sits inside the 3GB RAM model, with no space for microSD expansion.

Other specs include a 5.5-inch full HD display, 13-megapixel rear camera with phase detection AF and a fingerprint scanner on the back. The Redmi Note 3 also comes with a rather large 4000mAh battery in it to keep the lights on for extended periods of time.

The Redmi Note 3 is expected to retail for RMB 899 (6.6K) for the 2GB RAM/16GB version while the higher 3GB RAM/32GB version will be RMB 1099 or Php 8K.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.


    1. Bobo mode ka na naman zobel. Bumili ako ng m5 at hanggang ngayon ay nasa repair center pa yung unit. May basis ang complain ko e ikaw? Ilang snapdragon 615 at oppo device na ang nabili mo para ngumawa at umiyak sa comment section?

    2. Walang shutdown issues ang Redmi Note 2, Meizu M1 Metal at iba pang Helio X10 phones. The problem lies with Sony and its utterly inferior engineers. At sa mga tangang katulad mo na patuloy na tumatangkilik sa mga produkto nila hahaha!!!

      BTW, that’s my stalker you’re talking to.

  1. They went with MediaTek because Crapcomm is charging too much for its inferior SoC. Stupid money-grubbing dying American company. Lelz

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