Xiaomi India on Saturday announced that its smartphone Redmi 3S has become the highest selling smartphone in the online market with four million units gone in just nine months.Launched in August 2016, the Rs 6,999 Redmi 3S changed the game in the sub-10k smartphone industry in the country, the company said in a statement. The premium metal body device has a five-inch HD screen, weighing just 144 gms and the body is 10 per cent thinner than Redmi 2. It also supports expandable memory upto 128GB microSD cards.Jain, in a consecutive tweet, also teased about Xiaomi’s upcoming Redmi smartphone which will be a successor to Redmi 3S smartphone. The new Xiaomi phone will likely be Redmi 4, and is scheduled to launch this month. “RT my earlier tweet + tell why u love the 2 day battery of #Redmi3S. 50 lucky fans to get F codes for our new product launching next week!,” the tweet reads. For Xiaomi, its budget smartphones have done well in the past in India. The Chinese company, which is now the second largest smartphone vendor in India, had announced in February it sold three million units Redmi 3S smartphone in less than six months.Xiaomi Redmi 3S features a 5-inch HD display, octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, 2GB RAM+16GB storage and there’s a 3GB RAM+32GB storge variant as well. The more expensive variant also has a fingerprint scanner on the back. Xiaomi Redmi 3S has a 13MP rear camera, and 5MP front camera.In our review of Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime, we called the smartphone the battery king. We didn’t have to charge the Redmi 3S Prime at all during the weekend, even as we made it my primary phone for browsing the internet, watching Netflix etc. Camera on the Redmi 3S performs well in bright outdoors.
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