The Xiaomi Redmi 3 has been officially announced to succeed the Xiaomi Redmi 2 smartphone that came in two editions, Redmi 2 and Redmi Prime 2. However, the Chinese firm has launched the Redmi 3 in a single variant with remarkable specs for a budget phone.

The Xiaomi Redmi 3 comes with 5-inch display that offers a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. It delivers a pixel count of 294 ppi. It offers a screen-to-body ratio for 71.3 percent.

The Snapdragon 616 chipset that is present under the hood of the Redmi 3 features an octa-core processor that can deliver a maximum processing speed of 1.5 GHz. The chipset also includes an Adreno 405 graphics. The SoC is supported by 2 GB of RAM.

In 2015, Xiaomi had launched the Redmi 2 with 8 GB storage and 1 GB of RAM whereas the Redmi 2 Prime was released with 16 GB storage and 2 GB of RAM. The native storage provided on the Redmi 3 is 16 GB whereas the additional storage of the handset supports a max of 128 GB.

The Xiaomi Redmi 3 comes preinstalled with Android 5.1 Lollipop that is customized with MIUI 7.0 proprietary software from Xiaomi. The rear camera of the Xiaomi Redmi 3 is of 13-megapixel with f/2.2 aperture lens. It is equipped with features like phase detection autofocus and single LED flash. It also supports full HD video recording. The front side features a 5-megapixel f/2.2 aperture lens.

It comes with usual connectivity features such as 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, v4.0 Bluetooth and others. One of the dual-SIM slots of the Redmi 3 supports a nano-SIM card as well as a microSD card. It is packed with a mammoth battery of 4100 mAh.

It comes in full metal design with dotted diamond pattern on the rear pane. The smartphone measures 139.3 x 69.4 x 8.5 mm and its weight is 144 grams. The Xiaomi Redmi 3 carries a price tag of 599 RMB ($105). It comes in color variations such as gray, gold and silver, 9 to 5 Google reported.