Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 goes on sale in Malaysia on 6 April from RM749


Mark your calendars this 6 April as Xiaomi will be commencing sales for the Redmi Note 3 in Malaysia. As revealed earlier, the Redmi Note 3 is priced at RM849 for the higher spec 3GB RAM and 32GB storage version. Also available is the affordable 2GB RAM and 16GB storage version that’s priced at RM749. Meanwhile, its predecessor, the Redmi Note 2 with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage is still retaining the same price tag of RM649.

For Malaysia, we are getting the Redmi Note 3 international variant that was announced in India earlier this month. Unlike the initial Redmi Note 3 model that was announced for China, the devices that we are getting are powered by Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 650 Hexa-core processor and it gets a better camera at 16MP, plus the option to expand storage with microSD on its hybrid dual-SIM tray slot. It also supports 4G LTE, 802.11ac WiFi and it also supports VoLTE (Voice over LTE).

The screen is a 5.5″ Full HD display that supports Reading Mode and Sunlight Display. For the first time on a Xiaomi device, the Redmi Note 3 also features a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner which unlocks in a single tap. For selfies, it gets a 5MP front shooter with its own auto beautification modes. Powering the Redmi Note 3 is a 4,050mAh capacity battery which Xiaomi claims to last up to 10 hours of video playback or 7 hours of gaming. It charges using micro USB and it also retains an infrared blaster that works as a universal remote. Out of the box, it runs on MIUI 7 OS with Android Lollipop running underneath.

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In terms of colours, the standard version (2GB RAM) comes in Silver while the higher spec version (3GB RAM) is available in Gold and Grey. If you want to try the Redmi Note 3, Xiaomi is having 2 experiential events this coming weekend. To attend, register yourself for KL session that’s happening from 2PM-4PM on 2 April (Saturday) or at Penang from 11AM to 1PM on 3 April (Sunday).

For more info, you can check out the Redmi Note 3 page.


Alexander Wong