Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 launch live: LeEco Le 1s has a new competitor

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 India launch today. Follow our live blog to get the latest update from Hugo Barra's team

By: Tech Desk | Updated: March 3, 2016 4:19 pm
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 will launch in India later today. The smartphone is the first new device from the Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 will launch in India later today. The smartphone is the first new device from the Chinese smartphone maker

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 launched in India at a starting price of Rs 9,999. The smartphone is launched with Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is the first smartphone to feature all new metal unibody design and has a relatively larger 4000mAh battery. The smartphone runs MIUI 7 based on Android 5.1 Lollipop and will receive Marshmallow update soon.

While it’s all good with Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, the deciding factor will be the price and variants launching in India. Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is now direct competitor to Le 1s and Lenovo K4 Note after that aggressive pricing.

Watch: Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 First Look Video

Follow along for our live updates below

4.15 PM: Thanks for following along guys. Don’t forget to check indianexpress.com/technology for more updates. We will be back with our first impressions of the device soon

3.53 PM: Everything you need to know about Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 in 9 pictures

3.45 PM: Hugo Barra announces Mi Bluetooth speaker and 20,000mAh power bank

3.43 PM: Xiaomi Mi 5 launching in a month’s time

3.41 PM: Hugo Barra says Mi India has not lost its magic. He says Redmi Note 3 is the beginning

3.39 PM: Will be available starting next week

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3.38 PM: Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 launched at Rs 9,999 for 2GB+16GB storage and Rs 11,999 for 3GB+32GB storage

3.35 PM: Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage launched at Rs 9,999

3.32 PM: Third Mi smartphone that is Made in India

3.30 PM: Redmi Note 3 runs MIUI 7 version and has themes from Indian designers

3.27 PM: Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 supports VoLTE support with 4G LTE Band 5 network optimisation. Redmi Note 3 supports Band 3, Band 5, Band 40 and Band 41 in India.

3.22 PM: Supports 2 months free service with Hungama.

3.17 PM: Redmi Note 3 comes with 5.5-inch Sunlight display. First Redmi smartphone to support the software feature

3.15 PM: Hugo Barra is showing some samples shot with Redmi Note 3 but folks do stay tuned for our full review

3.12 PM: Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 comes with dual ISP. For uninitiated ISP is like CPU for cameras

3.09 PM: PDAF on Redmi Note 3’s camera is as fast as blink of an eye

3.06 PM: Impractical 16MP selfies with rear camera. Hugo Barra is actually killing this one by not announcing the price

3.05 PM: Fingerprint sensor also acts as selfie shutter button

3.03 PM: Redmi Note 3 supports up to five fingerprint profiles including lips. Don’t try this at home folks. Supports app lock too

3.01 PM: Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 being compared to Bahubali. That’s very Indian touche there

2.58 PM: We are being shown a product video now. Only price is left. Any guesses readers?

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2.56 PM: Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 will be available in Gray, Silver and Gold colour option. It is just 8.95 mm thick and yet packs huge 4000mAh battery

2.53 PM: Ok, we have our first iPhone comparison here. Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 compared with iPhone 6s Plus

2.51 PM: Hugo Barra is sharing some unbelievable stats about Redmi Note 3’s battery. Redmi Note 3 supports quick charging

2.48 PM: Redmi Note 3 lasted 7 hours and 10 minutes in uninterrupted gameplay and 10 hours, 30 minutes on video loop test

2.45 PM: Mi Explorers love the Redmi Note 3 and they especially love the all day battery life, says Hugo Barra

2.43 PM: A Redmi Note 3 explorer says the performance is even better. No lag whatsoever and he calls it awesome

2.42 PM: Over 100 Redmi Note 3 explorers. Hugo Barra says the company always likes to add a personal touch to every device

2.39 PM: Nexus 6P warmer than Redmi Note 3 after Asphalt 8 gameplay. Redmi Note 3 most powerful Redmi phone ever

2.37 PM: In short, Hugo Barra has crowned Redmi Note 3 a top smartphone in terms of performance

2.35 PM: Hugo shows how Redmi Note 3 outperforms Moto X Style and Nexus 5X. He is killing Qualcomm with another Qualcomm

2.33 PM: First Qualcomm chipset to feature A-72 core. Hugo says its flagship grade in every aspect. Its a six-core chipset with two A72 cores and four A53 cores

2.31 PM: Hugo Barra calls Snapdragon 650 processor the most powerful in the price range. Its the first to feature this Qualcomm chipset. Has over 77000 on Antutu

2.29 PM: 1 Million Redmi Note smartphones sold in India. Hugo calls Redmi Note 3 a new chapter

2.25 PM: First fan arrived at 2.25AM from Jaipur. Hugo Barra is extremely excited about Mi Fans. He is talking about Xiaomi’s humble start. He is grateful to Ratan Tata for his support

2.23 PM: Hugo Barra arrives in now familiar Ninebot Mini. It’s not launching in India anytime soon.

2.21 PM: We are being shown a video of Mi’s inventory, office and some happy customers

2.18PM: Starting in one minute. Let’s hope for some surprise from Xiaomi

2.15 PM: Redmi Note 3 launch starts in five minutes

2.11 PM: Xiaomi Global VP Hugo Barra just showed up in a Ninebot Mini. He seems to be pumped up with this launch

2.03 PM: The event is about to start. Do hang on folks for all the interesting things Xiaomi has in store. Also we are wondering if there would be a sneak peek at Mi 5. What do you guys think? Let us know in comments

1.03 PM: Xiaomi India Head Manu Jain had confirmed to IndianExpress.com that company’s Mi 5, Redmi Note 3 smartphones will launch in India soon. Here we are at the launch of Redmi Note 3. Read the full interview here.