The predecessor, Mi Note 2, was announced in October, followed by a launch in November. It is the Mi Note 3. The report says that people in the supply chain have claimed that the smartphone would launch by the end of this quarter, which means either in August or in September.
To recall, the dual-SIM (Nano) Xiaomi Mi 5X was launched in July and features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) LTPS display. Well, as of now not much is confirmed about the device, but the renders, leaks, and rumours that have been circulating on the web for quite a few months now reveal a lot about the handset.
In terms of optics, the Xiaomi Mi 5X comes with a dual rear camera setup with one 12-megapixel wide-angle lens with 1.25-micron pixel sensor and f/2.2 aperture, and another 12-megapixel telephoto with 1-micron pixel sensor and f/2.6 aperture. Having said that, several Xiaomi Mi Note 3 rumors and leaks surfaced over the course of the last couple of weeks, and if those rumors are accurate, the Mi Note 3 will look different than the Mi Note 2, but the two devices will share some design cues. Another version, the more premium version, will have 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal or native storage and will have at its heart the all-new Snapdragon 835 SoC.
Going by the optical set-up, the device is expected to come with dual cameras which will sit on the back panel, while details about the front camera aren't tipped as of yet.
As for the hardware, the Mi 5X sports a 5.5-inch FHD display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor under the hood. The device would run on MIUI 9, on top of Android Nougat and is also believed that the device might get the Android O update.
It will also come with the 4070mAh battery capacity and will have Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 fast charging technology.
On the pricing front, the upcoming Xiaomi Mi Note 3 (6GB RAM + 128GB storage) is expected to be priced at $599, which is roughly around Rs 38,893, while on the other hand, 8GB RAM variant will cost around $699 (roughly around Rs 45,333).