Xiaomi Upbeat on Redmi 3S 40 Lakh Sales, Braces for Redmi 4 Launch Tuesday

Xiaomi India has sold 40 lakh units of Redmi 3S phone priced Rs.6,999 in nine months after its release in August last year and racing to cross half-a-million mark soon, said Manu Kumar Jain, its India head.

In a tweet on Saturday, Jain said the Redmi 3S has in fact become the highest selling phone ever available in India via the online with a budget price tag of less than Rs.7,000 in its category. The Redmi 3S sports 2GB RAM/16GB memory and its higher variant costs Rs 8,999 with 3GB RAM/32GB memory called the Redmi 3S Prime.

The Redmi 3S Prime is fitted with a fingerprint scanner on the back and another highlight of the phone is it is available online only on Xiaomi’s Mi.com and Flipkart.

RT my earlier tweet + tell why u love the 2 day battery of #Redmi3S. 50 lucky fans to get F codes for our new product launching next week! — Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain)

The comon features in both Redmi 3S phones include a 5-inch HD IPS display with a 720p resolution, a 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor coupled with 2GB/3GB RAM and 16GB/32GB internal memory which is expandable via microSD card slot.

The dual SIM phones run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based MIUI 7 out-of-the-box and supports 4G LTE (VoLTE-ready) for connectivity.

The camera features include a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture along with an LED flash and a 5-megapixel selfie snapper on the front. Above all, the phones are sporting a massive 4,100mAh non-removable battery.

Armed with the success of Redmi 3S, Xiaomi head said the upcoming phone, the Redmi 4, to be launched in India on May 16 (Tuesday) will be equally successful. “I hope our next device is as successful,” he said.

Xiaomi India grew 4 times in the last one year and has positioned itself as the second largest brand in smartphones in India, he said recently.  Its forthcoming Redmi 4 high-end smartphone is likely to be priced less than Rs.10,000. Revealing the launch, Manu Jain, Xiaomi global vice president tweeted:

Soon, he tweeted saying there will be two more products to be launched at the forthcoming release this month.

Xiaomi’s Redmi 4 top-end model features 5.0-inch full HD IPS LCD display, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor with Adreno 505 GPU, 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, while the budget model will have 5.0-inch HD IPS LCD screen, Snapdragon 430 octa-core chip with Adreno 505 GPU, 2GB RAM and 16GB storage.

The body will have a full metallic cover with 2.5D curved glass, fitted with fingerprint sensor, a 13MP camera with f/2.2 aperture, LED flash, Phase Detection Auto Focus, a 5MP front camera for selfies, all backed by a high-end 4,100mAh battery.

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