Xiaomi has officially taken the wraps of of their newest phone, the Redmi 3S Plus. The new phone has a spec sheet that reads like the Redmi 3S that the company launched a few weeks ago, namely a solid set of internals paired with a good looking body. The biggest change in this particular release is that it’s launching in India as an offline-exclusive phone. Yes, you read that right.
Xiaomi Redmi 3S Plus specs
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor
- 2GB of RAM
- 5-inch HD display, 1280 x 720
- 32GB of expandable storage
- 13-megapixel rear camera
- 5-megapixel front camera
- Dual SIM
- 3G, LTE
- WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, Fingerprint scanner
- 4100mAh battery
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow, MIUI
The Redmi 3S Plus has a price of INR 9,499 which is around 6.9K in our currency.
The Redmi 3S Plus sports a 5-inch HD display, along with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430 processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. A 13-megapixel rear camera graces the back, and there’s a 5-megapixel front camera for selfies. The phone gets a large 4100mAh battery to help it get through the day, has a fingerprint scanner for security and is decked out with Android 6.0 Marshmallow along with Xiaomi’s own MIUI launcher.
It’s interesting that Xiaomi is positioning the Redmi 3S Plus as an offline only smartphone (for now), which ties into the company’s plans to start opening brick-and-mortar shops to help with their expansion. Xiaomi’s been extremely resistant to the whole offline sales thing which ultimately led to their demise here in the Philippines, and it seems the message has finally gone through to the folks in Xiaomi’s HQ. There’s also the chance that this is a one-off thing for India, but we’re hoping it’s a sign of things to come.