It was a big surprise when Xiaomi revealed late yesterday that we will meet the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 at tomorrow’s Grand Finale event. This will make Redmi Note 2 one of the shortest product generations that we have seen recently. Now, according to an updated TENAA listing, the Redmi Note 3 will feature a 3GB RAM version as well, a step up from the 2GB version on the previous generation.
So, as of now, we know that the phone will come in at least two versions, one featuring 2GB RAM and 16GB of storage and the other with 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage. Other specs are pretty much the same as the previous generation, so expect Helio X10 MT6795 chip under the hood and 13MP rear camera with PDAF, 5MP front camera and 5.5-inch FHD 1080p display.
According to new rumors, the Redmi Note 3 is expected to come with a large 4000mAh battery, a step up from the 3060mAh capacity on the Note 2. As a result, the phone will be thicker as well, but only by a small amount. The TENAA listing reveals that the phone will be 8.75mm thick (Redmi Note 2 was 8.3mm thick), which is actually a pretty great for a device with such a large battery. In comparison, the ZUK Z1 with a 4100mAh battery measures 8.9mm in thickness.
Xiaomi had hinted earlier that the upcoming phone was going to feature a large battery despite its thin body. So, this can actually turn out to be true. If these specs are what we see tomorrow, then Xiaomi fans are definitely in for a treat. The company is expected to price its 2GB version at 999 Yuan ($155), but lets wait for official confirmation.