In less than week unveiling its Redmi 3S, Xiaomi has announced yet another variant of Redmi 3 called the Redmi 3X, which is exclusive to China, at least for now. While both Redmi 3S and 3X share identical specs, the only difference is that, the latter will only be available with Chinese mobile carrier, China Unicom. Earlier this week, Meizu also has launched a new variant of smartphone tagged Meizu M3S. It’s hard to say why mobile makers are making a mess in naming their smartphones, especially a lot of ‘3’ moniker could be seen out everywhere.
Both phones offer a 5-inch 720p display, an octa-core Snapdragon 430 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of onboard storage, a microSD expansion slot, plus a 4100mAh battery, packed inside a full metal body. The rear camera is a 13MP sensor with f/2 aperture and phase detection autofocus (PDAF). Connectivity options include 4G, Wi-Fi, GPRS/ EDGE, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, Bluetooth, GLONASS, Wi-Fi, and Micro-USB. This, along with a fingerprint reader completes the package. The Xiaomi Redmi 3X is available in silver and gold with a retail price of CNY 899 ($136).