Xiaomi’s Redmi series has long been the king of the budget smartphone sector at least in India. With these phones, they aim to tackle Motorola, Vivo, OPPO and Nokia smartphones in the same price range. Xiaomi is a master at giving the people what they want and with their new Redmi Note 7, they’ve just upped their game. At the launch event in China, the company also announced that Redmi will now be a sub-brand of Xiaomi and in that regard, the Note 7 is the first smartphone under the Redmi by Xiaomi range.
Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7 today in China with a revamped design language. the phone takes a departure from the average metallic body with notch display structure and brings to the table a new, finish at the back and a new waterdrop style notch to increase screen real estate. Apart from the new design, the phone is the first Redmi phone to come with a 48-megapixel camera at an exceptionally reasonable camera.
The Redmi Note 7 packs a 6.3-inch LCD panel with 2340x1080 pixels which is made possible by the small notch. The phone is housed in a glass chassis and has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and a dual camera setup at the back. Apart from that, the rear panel setup is similar to other Xiaomi phones. The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 660 chipset, which is a powerful chip and comes in three variants. A 3GB RAM, a 4GB RAM and a 6GB RAM variant with 32GB or 64GB internal storage.
The main attraction of the phone comes as the camera. The primary sensor at the back is a 48-megapixel sensor. Let that sink in for a moment. Yes, 48-megapixels for those supremely detailed shots. As of now, no camera samples have been shared, so we will have to wait and see how it fares against the competition. The secondary sensor at the back houses a 5-megapixel sensor for depth sensing and portrait mode shots. Up front, the phone packs a 13-megapixel sensor within the tiny notch which also uses AI algorithms for enhanced features.
The phone is kept alive by a 4,000mAH battery which is a massive battery. Additionally, the phone takes a departure from the usual micro USB ports for charging and takes up the more modern USB type C connector.
The Redmi Note 7 will start from 999 Yuan which converts to about ₹10,381 for the 3GB+32GB variant while the 4GB+64GB variant is priced 1199 Yuan which is approximately ₹12,455 and the 6GB+64GB variant will for 1399 Yuan (roughly ₹14,532). There is no word on how the phones will be priced in India, but we hope that the prices remain around the same window.