Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, Redmi 3 Pro heading to South Africa ‘soon’

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Good news, Xiaomi fans. Two new smartphones will be hitting South Africa before long, chief importer MIA Africa today confirmed.

“We’re getting ready for the launch of another two high-spec, well-priced smartphones – the Redmi Note 3 and Redmi 3 Pro,” read the press release.

While note much more information has been given, we are nudging MIA Africa in the side for more information. We’ll be sure to update this piece accordingly.

In the meantime, both the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and the Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro will be arriving shortly, and both cater for slightly different markets.

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The Redmi 3 Pro boasts a 5.0-inch screen with 1280×720 pixels. It’s powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616, boasts 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage (there’s also a microSD card slot). At the rear, there’s a 13MP f/2.0 camera, with a 5MP selfie snapper up front, and other niceties include a dual-SIM setup, LTE support and an enormous 4100mAh battery.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 however packs a 5.5-inch screen with a Full HD panel, a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 heart, the choice between 2GB RAM/16GB storage or 3GB RAM/32GB storage. Either or, the phone will have a microSD card slot.

Related: Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, Mi Pad 2 unveiled in China

The phone will also boast a 16MP 2/2.0 camera at the rear, and a 5MP selfie snapper at the business end. The Note 3 also features a 4000mAh battery, LTE support and a rather fetching, sleek and shiny exterior.

Both devices will be based on Android Lollipop but run on Xiaomi’s custom MiUI, and both will feature fingerprint sensors.

We’re not too sure about the price just yet, but the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 can be had for around R2999 at present. Expect both devices to slot in above it, but below the R7999 Xiaomi Mi 5 flagship.

Andy Walker, former editor


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