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Chinese Xiaomi fans will soon have the option to buy the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chipset.

New details from TENAA in China have revealed an updated version of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 which has had the Mediatek Helio X10 processor replaced with a Snapdragon 808 chipset.

From the images seen on TENAA, the update to come in the Redmi Note 3 will be far from design and outer look. In fact, the smartphone looks exactly like the Redmi Note 3 in design: The Metal body is still there with a rear fingerprint scanner and the rear loud speak grill still maintains it position.Even it comes in the same three colour options (gold, silver and grey) as the current Mediatek versions.
The new comer will see changes internally only: Firstly, it seems Xiaomi Is still having Snapdragon 808 deal with Qualcomm, and as such will now substitute the already capable MT6795 octa-core with a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor.
Secondly, the smartphone will also see huge network upgrade, providing network modem for GSM, CDMA, TD-SCDMA, TD-LTE, LTE FDD, WCDMA, CDMA 2000 networks which seems a lot better than what we have on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and even the Xiaomi Mi 4C.

In Terms of Specs Redmi 3 handset will feature a 5-inch 720p display with an octa-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz. It could either be the Snapdragon 616 chip or the new Helio P10 MT6755 chip. Coupled with 2GB of RAM on board along with 16GB of storage. Signal Support is dual SIM dual Standby with 4G LTE support. As for the software, the listing reveals the phone will run on Android 5.1.1, which should be based on the company’s MIUI 7 OS. 

One benefit of a Qualcomm-powered Redmi Note 3 might be an unlocked boot loader on the phone. Customers buying the current Mediatek version have been disappointed to realise their phones do not have an unlocked boot loader.

If you had the choice between a Mediatek or Qualcomm-powered Redmi note 3 which would you choose?