Xiaomi launched another variant of Redmi Note 3, called the Pro, this one is powered by qualcomm snapdragon 650 hexa core processor with 4G LTE support. The Xiaomi Note 3 snapdragon variant will be using a 4050 mAh battery, it is priced at RMB 999 (approx ₹10K).

The Xiaomi Mi Generation that just revealed the Redmi Note 3 might actually be using this new qualcomm variant in India, instead of the MediaTek Helio X10 version, this also confirms that the Xiaomi issue with Ericsson has still not resolved.

This new Redmi Note 3 Pro is powered by 1.8GHz Hexa Core (Qualcomm Snapdragon 650) chipset – 64 Bit coupled with Adreno 510 GPU. It supports VoLTE. Screen (using Sunlight display technology) is of size 5.5 inches supporting 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. This handset also comes with optional 2GB RAM/16GB storage and 3GB RAM/32GB storage.

Redmi Note 3 Pro Snapdragon variant launched in China

A 16MP camera is packed on the rear (if you may recall there is a 13MP camera on the MediaTek variant) with LED flash support and front facing camera is a 5MP shooter.

Redmi Note 3 pro Snapdragon variant design

Key features are 4G LTE, 3G, WiFi, finger print scanner on the back (touch ID based), GPS and Bluetooth. This smartphone houses a 4050 mAh battery. Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (Snapdragon variant) with 16GB ROM and 2GB RAM is price at RMB 999, the 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM price has not yet been revealed.

Most likely this is the handset, Mi India is talking about, that will be launched soon.

Tip: Amey.

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  1. Sir please tell the specific Antutu score of Redmi note 3 snapdragon 2gb ram version

  2. Can anybody comment whether this has any screen protection or not?? Gorilla glass or any other?

    1. It says it has scratch resistant screen, but its not gorilla, or other reputed brand. But it’ll do its jobe just fine

  3. gogi sir u have any idea about redmi 3 … m waiting for that..sir plz tell me ki wo abhi ye luanch krenge ya nhi or else i will go for coolpad note3 lite

  4. Mr. KeDy, it is having support for Micro SD card slot which will use second sim’s place to work for. Just checked on their site for complete specs and also checked in YouTube videos which suggest the same.

  5. Mr gogi please ask Xiaomi why they don’t put the memory card slot in their handsets. Please ask this is my humble request to you contact then if you can

  6. As per the latest reports by India Today redmi note 3 pro will be launched in India in March 2016.

  7. Saw some youtube video shows the benchmark score double than sd 808 and mtk x10 , antutu score is around 73000 ,some show tha no sd card option.

  8. Mr. Gogi can u please confirm whether it is having Micro SD slot or not…Thanks in advance.

  9. Le1s and upcoming k5 note will eat dust after launching Redmi note 3. Because no other phone can match with 16 MP camera of Redmi note 3 at around 10k price range.

    1. I think they will launch it for 11,500 INR (2 gigs version) and 13,500 INR (3 gigs version).

  10. Excellent xiaomi included all, 5.5inch full HD,3gb,32gb, SD slot even though hybrid, IR blaster, finger print, 16mp cam, fast charge,over 4000mah and most important price around 12k u can’t ask for more.

  11. I think if it comes with micro sd slot then it will be an instant hit here in India. Gaming will be just OK at medium graphic level because SD600 series SOC’s are not meant for hard core gamers. If people r getting super excited to see graphic card as Adreno510 then they r totally misunderstanding it as they did with Adreno405, thinking it to be superior than Adreno330. The reason they r numbered bigger because they support 64 bit ecosystem but Adreno330 does not but otherwise Adreno330 can easily handle high end games in 32 bit mode.

    1. Adreno 405 is an exception. Infact all of Qualcomm’s SoCs that were released last year, were messed up in a way or two. If you take Adreno 330 or even the 320 that came back in 2013, still performs decent. Adreno 510 this year looks promising, at least on paper, right after the 530.

    2. I don’t think so , qualcomm messed up last year with their gpu in 600 series that’s why SD615 was a flop :/ so this time they realised this and redefined 600 series and that’s why named it 650 , 510 is powerful enough to fulfill our needs on that 1080p display. otherwise just take a look 2xA72+4xA53 couldn’t have achieved that insane benchmark score (antutu 78k) :/ what you say ? i don’t know about MTK but SD chip on paper matches their real word performance 🙂

  12. Redmi, redmi 1s, redmi 2., redmi 2 prime, redmi 3
    redmi note, note 1, note2, note 3, note 3 pro. Yeh jawaani hogaya dewaani.

  13. This phone looks great and the features are great but it will be a big flop if it has hybrid sim slot.

  14. if you look at this link posted my Akhil http://www.mi.com/note3/pro/
    it shows some specification of snapdragon 650 cores in Chinese language . it shows Cortex A72 cores inside this snapdragon 650. This Cortex A72 is the latest and fastest one and its much more superior to Helio X10. if it does contain Cortex A72 then this phone will be the best phone for gamers as well for the price.

    1. Indeed. But it’s not just the CPU though. Adreno 510 is also something to be excited about. It’s gonna be the best gaming device for the price bracket for sure. I’m gonna get this as soon it launches. I hope that Xiaomi releases the kernel source ASAP.

      1. Yes, all specifications indicate this phone is better then HELIO X10 variant sold in China.

    2. yes SD650 is 50% more powerful than x10 , so gaming on 1080p is not a big thing for this SD650 just curious to see how it performs

  15. Also camera capabilities will be better with SD 650. Along with the incorporation of 16 MP camera in this new version.

  16. SD 650 is equally good as Helio X10 for all mobile operations, for Gaming you get adreno 510 in Redmi Note 3 PRO, which is superior to that of in mediatek processor. So go with this new version.

  17. SD650(618) Very powerful next generation processor & it has many advantages over Helio X10 .. Iv not thought that it’ll be used in below 15 k handsets

  18. its going to be a battle of 3 great phones!! Redmi Note 3, K4 Note, and Letv 1S…..and later probably joined by meizu M3 note.

          1. Honor 5x already out here in hk over a month only 5.1 lollipop good building quality but not very fast.

  19. So thats it Redmi Note 3 Pro .. Hope its gonna launching in India soon .. 32GB version with 3GB RAM at Rs 11999 or Rs 12999 no prob will be super duper hit if even it has Hybrid slot .. Xiaomi launch it so fast

  20. Which is faster unheard snapdragon 650 or top end helio x10 turbo,im concern about chipset and it seems like a really good device.

    1. both Helio X10 & SD 650 are neck to neck. not much difference when looked at bench mark scores. SD is more stable in gaming performance but I am bit concerned about any heating issues. let’s wait for reviews.

  21. They need to launched it ASAP otherwise they will lose some Buyer’s to LeEco who is going to launched Le 1s & Le Max on 20th Jan

  22. Yes its now confirmed. this new phone with hexa core snapdragon will make to India for around 10k for 2GB Ram 16GB ROM and about 12k for 3GB Ram 32GB ROM model. Its not clear if there is micro SD card slot or if its having hybrid sim set up.

  23. Wtf..why not jUST incorporate a S.D. CARD expansion in this and make a world beater..otherwise Xiaomi this will be jUST another phone in race.

  24. Add 2k for 3GB+32GB model (2k is the difference for x10 model 2GB+16GB (RMB799) & 3GB+32GB (RMB999) ). Can u plz tell me which one is better in between SD808 VS SD650.

    1. Not sure….may be SD 808 is sightly better. But SD 650 is also equally powerful as helio X10 version. The GPU on Sd650 is pretty strong for gaming and scores over 77k on Antutu benchmark. So we won’t miss mediatek chip set anymore.

      1. No it seems single core of snap 650 is far better than helio x10. Maybe multicore will be behind. But we will have to wait and see

          1. In my opinion in day to day usage Xiaomi is now better phone because of latest Miui 7 interface. This new UI is fast and very responsive even on old Redmi 1S running Miui 7.