Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 gets priced for South Africa

Mobile In Africa Group (MIA Group) has announced pricing for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 handset in South Africa.

The company revealed that the budget phablet would receive a R3799 price tag, putting it in line with the Xiaomi Mi 4‘s suggested price.

The Redmi Note 3 packs a fair amount of bang for your buck, delivering a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor with two powerful A72 cores and four A53 cores. The processor compares very favourably to the Snapdragon 808 seen in last year’s LG G4 and Microsoft Lumia 950.

Related: Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 review: A near-perfect mid-range smartphone

Other than the capable chipset, the device packs a 5.5-inch full HD display, microSD slot, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, a 16MP f/2.0 main camera and a 5MP shooter up front.

Unfortunately, MIA is only bringing the 2GB RAM/16GB model to the country for now, so those wanting the 3GB RAM/32GB variant will either have to wait or import it.

However, it’s worth noting that the Note 3 packs a large 4000mAh battery and a rather fetching metal design. So those looking for an aesthetically pleasing phone with plenty of juice should keep it in mind.

There’s no word on the price for the SA-bound Redmi 3 Pro just yet, but expect it to slot in just below the Note 3.



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