redmi 3s specs – sale date

redmi 3s specs – sale date

Xiaomi’s Redmi 3s, the company’s next smartphone for India, will be launched tomorrow. Xiaomi will host a live-stream of the launch event as well, and this is will be a new addition to Xiaomi’s budget Redmi series. Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 in India starts at Rs 9,999, and the new Redmi 3S is expected to be priced under Rs 10,000 as well.

as expected, unveiled its new Redmi 3S smartphone in India, alongside the Redmi 3S Prime variant. The new Redmi 3S smartphones are ‘Made in India’ devices, says Xiaomi.

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Xiaomi Redmi 3S has been priced at Rs. 6,999 while Redmi 3S Prime will retail at Rs. 8,999. Both models will be initially available exclusively via Mi.com and Flipkart. Out of the two, the Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime will go on sale first starting August 9. Xiaomi says the Redmi 3S model will go on sale a week later.

Xiaomi Redmi 3s specifications

The Redmi 3s launched in China features a 5-inch HD (1280×720 pixels) display, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430 octa-core chipset, 2GB of RAM for the 16GB variant, and 3GB of RAM for the 32GB variant. There is also a hybrid SIM card slot that lets you insert a microSD card to expand internal storage.

Xiaomi Redmi 3s comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, phase-detection auto-focus (PDAF) support, while up front is a 5-megapixel selfie camera. The 16GB variant comes with a 4,000mAh battery, while the 32GB variant comes with a 4,100mAh batter

  • Pros: Very long battery life, Good performance for the price, 32GB storage, expandable
  • Cons: Camera could have been better

The Redmi 3s Prime is almost a smaller replica of the Redmi Note 3, which leaves little to complain about. In fact, the smaller footprint of the Redmi 3s Prime makes it perhaps the most ergonomic smartphone I’ve held in a long time.

Xiaomi has been launching a slew of smartphones in India this year, from the budget friendly Redmi Note 3, to the premium Mi 5, followed by the phablet Mi Max. The company has indicated it wants to bring more of its products to the country as it looks to expand beyond China, where growth has stalled. Xiaomi recently launched the Mi Notebook Air and Redmi Pro in China, although it doesn’t look like these products are headed here anytime soon.

How to locate lost or stolen Smartphone using Dropbox

Have you lost your Android Phone or Tablet? You did not have a tracking app installed? Then this is a must read for you.

There are many phone recovery and anti-theft apps available on the play store. They can be life savers if you loose your device. But many people only realize this once they loose their device, or it gets stolen.

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Here are a few ways to get your smartphone or tablet back using Dropbox.

Requirements:

  • Your device has access to the internet.
  • Activated “Camera Upload” in your Dropbox app.
  • Someone needs to take pictures with your lost device.

Drop box could prove as your last resort in finding your lost device. For this you have to meet the above mentioned requirements. If you do, then you can know the location of your lost device by looking at the background of the uploaded pictures.

Download Dropbox at this link for Android and this for iOS.

Google Chrome drains battery faster!

Chrome is without argument, the simplest and by benchmarks one of the fastest web browsers available if not THE fastest. But a recent investigation has revealed that it’s draining your laptop’s battery faster. Yes! you heard it right, Google Chrome drains battery faster.

This is really bad news and bad development on the engineers’ part, who are responsible for the development and shipment of Google Chrome, a browser used by 59.3% of the internet users around the world (Biggest market share). And after this worrisome disclosure, people are now talking about switching to other alternatives. Spending good buck on a laptop so you can go mobile with your work and data only to realize later that your web browser is killing the point, does seem unfair and switching sounds like a good idea.

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How is chrome draining your windows laptop’s battery life? Well, it was found that instead of using the windows recommended clock ticks for CPU usage, meaning the interval of time after which the CPU should wake up from sleep to accomplish any tasks assigned, chrome just goes ahead and reduces the interval about 1/16th of that time. To be exact, the recommended Clock tick is set at 15.625 ms while chrome uses clock ticks of 1.ooo ms. What this means is, instead of waking up 64 times per second, chrome wakes up the CPU 1,000 times in a second to see if anything needs attention. The CPU stays awake longer and hence consumes more power which ultimately drains your battery faster.

Small utility lets you check System Clock Resolution.

Microsoft, the defamed makers of the internet explorer, took this opportunity to go ahead and put the numbers in even more perspective by saying this is almost 25% increase in power consumption. Moreover, the system tick rate is global, so if one application tinkers with it, the whole system usage gets affected and everything is using more battery. The average person has never bothered about tick rates because they don’t even know it could cause a problem.

But you shouldn’t just pull out your guns on Chrome yet. System ticks are not always kept at 15.625 ms and even the internet explorer, when heavy processing is required like streaming a video from YouTube, reconfigures it to 1.000 ms just like other applications do when they need to perform CPU usage demanding tasks. The Chrome browser is just doing it the whole time instead of optimizing the configurations.

Macs and Linux users don’t have to worry because their systems work on something called “Tickless timers”. Pointing this out doesn’t solve the problem for Windows users by the way. Also the fact that Internet Explorer and Firefox both do not exhibit this issue makes it worse for Google.

Google is not a bad guy, as we all know, they respond to the people’s calls and they have done the same with this. This issue has been registered as an internal bug and the necessary attention is being given to the resolution.