Hahaha, seriously??? These new "leaked" photos look more like a joke to me; more like someone snapped some printed images between a glass and a frame. Other than the fact that this object has nothing to do with the renders we have seen before, you can see the paper slightly edging out of the glass on the first picture (top-left where the time is dispalyed) and both of them look like printed paper; no backlight coming from the "screen" at all :P
SpyC, 18 Oct 2016Look, there aren't so many Redmi 3 editions like you believe to are...
Redmi 3 and Redmi 3 P... moreLike slapping extra internal storage and RAM then release it 3 months later, not together? That's what I have been bringing up. Same phone (re)launching?
And I do realise the 3S'es are not successors, they are just minor changes, versions, or iterations. Heck a later one turns out not always better in some cases.
Redmi 3 series is just one example, digging the database easily reveals more.
Do is, 17 Oct 2016So called bezelless phone aren't that impressive when you throw an eye on their screen to body... moreAquos Sharp Xx ratio is 77.7%. Very very thin bezel imcluding the bottom bezel. A 100% ratio would be weird. Where the front cam would be and sensors? This is the best they can do.
LLL, 18 Oct 2016Hi there,
It's true that majority of people buy phone whenever they need to. On the other han... moreLook, there aren't so many Redmi 3 editions like you believe to are...
Redmi 3 and Redmi 3 Pro actually are the same phone, they share the same official rom. So there is not so much fragmentation... The same thing happens for Redmi 3s / 3s Pro / 3x. One more rom for those 3 together.
P.S: The 3s wasn't really a planned successor of Redmi 3, but just a necessary condition caused by Snapdragon 616 supply sortages.
The phone on the photos is a Sharp Aquos.
Sarvesvara Dasa, 17 Oct 2016Screen is close to Sharp's phone of Jun-2015... http://www.gsmarena.com/sharp_unveils_aquos_cr... moreYeah, but that wasn't really good spec wise, and still really expensive.
Now the Mi note 2 will be expensive as well, but at least the specs are good.
SpyC, 17 Oct 2016So what? Do you want a phone at Note 2 launch? You buy Note 2.
Do you want a phone at Note 2... moreHi there,
It's true that majority of people buy phone whenever they need to. On the other hand, Xiaomi's seeming tendency to release those upgrades in quick succession (even shorter than half-yearly cycle) should be questionable. For example, see how many Redmi 3 versions out there.
Will all of them get taken care of well in terms of upgrades?
If someone gonna say that this practice provide prospective buyers with choices to match their needs, then why not announce & release them at the same time?
The way they do it now, the original (and most likely the weakest) can enjoy its msrp and some popularity, getting some good amount of sales, before getting relegated by better versions. Had Xiaomi release them together, I suspect the weaker versions would not get much attention nor sales. Why? Because the better versions also come at bargain price albeit slightly higher, people would just pick the top of the line.
What would all this result in? Perhaps Xiaomi would be left with more unsold stocks i.e of the weaker versions, where they could not price those even lower than current pricing due to already very very thin margin.
Let's just say, smart move by Xiaomi.
Some people who follow might spot this pattern and wait out.
But perhaps most people are really like what you said, they don't care about this practice and pick the offers available now and be happy with it. Nobody's crying.
2Cool4School, 17 Oct 2016More screen for less dead wight.... Why should people complain about that?there will always be people that will complain about these kind of features.
Screen is close to Sharp's phone of Jun-2015... http://www.gsmarena.com/sharp_unveils_aquos_crystal_2_with_a_bigger_bezelless_display-news-12323.php
makes you wonder why they dont show the bottom bezel. there has been a tablet with small top/side bezel before and it had one huge bottom bezel. also makes you wonder if it is even good to have such a small bezel, because it makes it harder to comfortable hold the device without your hand overlapping the screen.
4000MAH battery stuffed into, 6.5 mm thick body. If Chinese can do it, why not Others, and n half the Price.
Anonymous, 17 Oct 2016let see people complain bezels too thin .... More screen for less dead wight.... Why should people complain about that?
Leo, 17 Oct 2016That won't matter if the phone is very thin. Your fingers will still touch the screen it will matter even if the phone is slim because if it protrudes out a bit the frame will essentially act like a bezel look on the obi worldphone sf1 as reference to see what im talking about it wouldnt be exactly like this but similar