Xiaomi phones have always been plagued by a shortage of stock in the past which has worked against the growth of the innovative tech company. But recently, there has been a change which has seen more units coming out of the production line. This has ensured that the supply chain is efficient such that third-party retailers now get enough units of Xiaomi phones, including the Mi Mix 2 and Mi Note 3 launched on September 11.
That is perhaps one reason for the reduction in price which the Mi Note 3 currently enjoys on a third-party retail website named Sundan. The 6GB + 128GB version of the Mi Note 3 is presently on sale for 2,699 Yuan, which is 200 Yuan lower than the price listed on Xiaomi’s official website as well as other retail websites like JD and Suning, where it sells for 2,899 Yuan. The price reduction is for the Bright Black version and also apply to the Blue variant. The Blue variant is presently available for 2,799 Yuan which is still 200 Yuan lower than the official price. This reduction doesn’t apply to the 64GB version of the Note 3.
We don’t know exactly why this sudden reduction or discount in the Mi Note 3’s price but it is likely a temporary reduction aimed at ramping up sales on their retail channel. As a reminder, the Xiaomi Mi Note 3 comes with the upper mid-range Snapdragon 660 chipset with 6GB + 64GB /128GB memory options. There’s a 5.5-inch 1080p display on board. The 12MP camera module is the same as the Mi 6, but the algorithms have been improved to provide better bokeh tracking. Mi 6’s portrait focus wasn’t very accurate, so it would be interesting to see how the new algorithms improve the tracking. On the front, the phone features a large 16 MP 2μm sensor for noise-free selfies. You can check out a few bokeh samples down below. There’s a large 3500mAh battery as well.