Xiaomi, one of the biggest players in the budget and mid-range smartphone segment has announced the Indian launch date for the Redmi Note 7. The previous generations of the Redmi Note series have been well received by the consumers and now, the company is upping its game by adding flagship grade features to the phone. With the Note 7, the company aims to take on Samsung's latest Galaxy M series, Motorola’s upcoming G7 lineup and other OPPO and Vivo mid-rangers.
The Redmi Note 7 will have a 6.3-inch full-HD+ display with a resolution of 2340x1080 pixels LTPS display at a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Apart from that, the phone runs on a Snapdragon 660 chipset in two variants. A 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage model and a 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage variant.
The camera is perhaps the best part of this phone. The handset comes with a one of a kind 48-megapixel sensor for the primary camera. Since there are no camera samples at the moment, it remains to be seen how good the 48-megapixel camera is. Apart from that, the sensor is a Sony IMX586 sensor with an f/1.8 aperture. The secondary camera sensor is a 5-megapixel sensor which has been tweaked to get the best depth sensing capability. Up front, there is a 13-megapixel camera that has AI face beautification technology.
As far as software is concerned, the phone runs on Android 9.0 out of the box with the MIUI 9 skin on top. The phone houses a massive 4,000mAH battery to keep it juiced for long periods of time.
Apart from launching the Redmi Note 7, the company might also launch the Redmi Go. The Redmi Go is said to be a budget-friendly Android Go phone from the company. The Redmi Go has already been launched in the Philippines and other markets should follow suit soon.
The phone is aimed at people on a very limited budget and yet manages to provide relatively acceptable specifications. The phone has a 5.0-inch display, a single 8-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front camera and a 3,000mAH battery. The best feature of the phone is that it runs on Android Go. Android Go is a lightweight operating system which is more basic than Android One. However, the software ensures that the phone lives up to expectations in the long run.
The Redmi Note 7 should sell for ₹12,400 for the base variant and ₹14,500 for the top variant with 4GB RAM. There is no word on pricing for the Redmi Go, though it will be cheaper than the Note 7.