Xiaomi Mi 5 and Redmi Note 3 now available for purchase through open sale in India
The 3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage variant of the Mi 5 is priced at ₹24,999, whereas, the 2 GB RAM +16 GB storage variant of Redmi Note 3 is priced at ₹9999. There’s also a 3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage variant of Redmi Note 3 available which will cost you ₹11,999.
Both these devices, the Mi 5 and Redmi Note 3 were initially sold through flash sales. But, looking at the response both these devices are receiving, Xiaomi has decided to avail these smartphones through open sale. The demand is so high that Xiaomi sold more than 6 lakh units of Redmi Note 3 within 60 days of its launch in India.
Talking about specifications, the Mi 5 is powered by Snapdragon 820 SoC and is paired with 3 GB RAM and Adreno 530 GPU. Mi 5 is also the first Snapdragon 820 powered smartphone that was launched in India. It runs on MIUI 7 which is based on Android 6.0. Marshmallow. The device flaunts a 5.15-inch Full-HD display and packs a 3000 mAh battery. It comes with a 16 MP rear camera and a 4 MP front camera. The Mi 5 also has a fingerprint scanner on the home button and a USB Type-C port.
Coming to Redmi Note 3, it comes with Snapdragon 650 SoC which is coupled with 2/3 GB RAM and Adreno 510 GPU. It has a 5.5-inch Full-HD display and boasts off 4000 mAh battery. The Redmi Note 3 sports a 16 MP rear camera along with a 5 MP front camera. You can either get 16 GB storage variant or a 32 GB storage variant. There’s also an option to expand the storage using a microSD card. The Redmi Note 3 too runs on MIUI 7 but is based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.