Xiaomi Redmi 3S to have a fingerprint scanner – Release date, specs, price

Xiaomi Redmi 3S (Prime/Pro)

Xiaomi launched Redmi 3, its latest budget Android smartphone in China back in January this year. The smartphone doesn’t include fingerprint scanner which it seems the company wanted to set it right with the launch of Redmi 3S (Prime/Pro) which is certified by TENAA.

According to the listing, the Redmi Note 3S will include a fingerprint scanner on the back just similar to that of Redmi Note 3 phablet. It also reveals a 3000mAh battery capacity instead of 4000mAh, but it is highly doubtful as there is no change in the weight of the device.

The successor of Redmi 3 carries most of the similar specifications including a 5-inch display (possible upgrade to 1080p), 2GB RAM, Snapdragon 616 processor, 13-megaixels rear camera, 5-megapixels front camera, 16GB internal storage (expandable with microSD), and runs on Android Lollipop with MIUI 7 on top.

Coming to the pricing and availability, the Redmi 3S will be priced slight higher than the non-fingerprint Redmi 3 pricing around 799 Yuan ($122) and might be announced on April 6th.

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