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Today in Beijing Xiaomi officially announced the new Redmi Note 3 to the world.

The two most striking features of the new device are the metal body, and the fingerprint reader that sits on the back of the smartphone.

The Redmi Note 3 has a 5.5in screen, and a massive battery capacity of 4000mAh.

The phone is powered by a Helio X10 chip from MediaTek.

The Redmi Note 3 comes in at 8.65mm thick and 164g, making it 4g heavier than the Redmi Note 2 which was launched just three months ago.

The price for the Redmi Note 3 starts at 899 RMB (US$140) with sales starting in China first.

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