Here’s your chance to be the first to try the Redmi Note 3 Pro: You might even get one for free


Malaysian Mi fans are in for some fun, as the local Xiaomi HQ has announced a select few will be chosen to spend some quality time with the one of the most affordable power-packed devices – the Redmi Note 3 Pro – before its official launch.

Only 15 hopefuls will be chosen and if you tick all the right boxes, you’ll be able to keep the Redmi Note 3 Pro, free of charge. The smartphone maker has also announced its plan to release the device sometime in April 2016.


The registration period only runs for a week and ends on the 6th of March 2016 at 12:00 PM. Here’re details on the Explorers Program:

You’ve got to live in Malaysia
If selected, you’ll hear back from the Chinese manufacturer on the 7th of March.
The smartphone will reach you anytime from the 8th to the 11th of March
In three weeks, you’ve got to complete designated missions
A written review of the Redmi Note 3 will follow
Once you’ve managed all that, they’ll let you keep the smartphone

You’re expected to fill in some of your particulars (including your Mi ID), touch bases on how you intend to review the Redmi Note 3 Pro and if it’s possible to finish it up by the 28th of March. Fill up the Google document here.


Anyone that has prior experience in reviewing devices has a higher chance of claiming the top 15 while Xiaomi also expects you to provide all social media accounts that you hold – for obvious reasons.

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If you’re already scrambling to fill out that form, make sure you get it done quickly.

Xiaomi’s formidable Redmi starlet is equipped with a 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor (renamed from the 618). It’s six cores that are 64-bit enabled run at 1.8GHz while it matches up with an Adreno 510 GPU. The latter allows the Redmi Note 3 to support VoLTE (Voice over LTE) and its functionality is to improve call quality to unprecedented levels.


Brimming gloriously while being surrounded by its metal back, a 16-megapixel rear sensor sits on top. On paper, it has an aperture of f/2.0 and PDAF (Phase Detection Autofocus). Just below the dual-LED flash module, you’ll locate a rounded fingerprint sensor that handles any biometric security requests. Meanwhile, the front gets a decent 5-megapixel shutter.

In its homeland China, the Redmi Note 3 comes in two versions: a 2GB/16GB model and a 3GB/32GB model. The differences only lie in the smartphone’s RAM and internal storage, otherwise, you’ll find a 4,050mAh battery and MIUI 7 running the show as well.


Folks in mainland China pay 999 Yuan (RM 641.50) for the 2GB/16GB variant while the main branch has yet to announce pricing on the top end model. We’ve got our fingers crossed that the larger RAM and storage model heads our way.

Drop us a comment to share with us what you think of the Redmi Note 3 Pro, is it worth the wait?