Xiaomi recently launched its Redmi Note 7 smartphone in China for an unbelievable price. While the Indian launch was tipped in February, the company has already started teasing the same on social media.
Notably, the Redmi Note 7 is the first smartphone under ‘Redmi by Xiaomi’ sub-brand. Moreover, the main highlights of the device include a 48MP Rear Camera, Snapdragon 660, massive 4,000mAh battery and dew-drop notch.
The confirmation for the Indian launch of the Redmi Note 7 comes from Xiaomi India’s Managing Director- Manu Kumar Jain. In his latest tweet, Manu posted an image with Xiaomi’s CEO Lei Jun along with Redmi Note 7 in their hands. The tweet also includes upside down text that hints at the arrival of the 48MP camera phone, i.e. the Redmi Note 7. Unfortunately, it doesn’t reveal the exact launch date of the device.
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— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) January 24, 2019
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Specifications & Features
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 sports a large 6.3-inch LTPS display with a full-HD+ resolution of 1080×2340 pixels. It also boasts of a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, thanks to the small dew-drop notch on top. The panel further touts a 450 nits brightness, 84% NTSC colour gamut and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 with 2.5D curved glass protection on top. Xiaomi claims it to bear a screen-to-body ratio of 84%.
Under the hood, the device gets powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC clocked at 2.2GHz, coupled with Adreno 512 GPU. The handset comes in 3/32GB, 4/64GB, 6/64GB RAM and storage variants with the option to expand further up to 256GB using a microSD card. As of now, we have no confirmation regarding which variants will make it to India.
In the optics department, the Note 7 gets a dual camera setup at the back. The setup comprises a 48-megapixel Samsung GM1 sensor. It is used for outputting 12 MP images with large 1.6 μm pixels and real-time HDR due to the Quad-Bayer filter. There’s also a 5-megapixel depth sensor for portraits. At the front, we have a 13-megapixel selfie shooter with AI face unlock, AI smart beauty, and other nifty AI features.
The Redmi Note 7 runs MIUI 9 based on Android Oreo. Above all, it is backed by a massive 4000mAh with a type-C USB charging port and a standard 5V/2A charger in the box. Nonetheless, the device also supports Qualcomm QuickCharge 4.0 with supported charging bricks.
Sensors on board consist of a gyroscope, accelerometer, distance sensor, electronic compass, ambient light, and an infrared sensor. Lastly, the connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5, 4G VoLTE, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, a USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm audio jack.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Price in India (Expected)
Not to mention, the Redmi Note 7 price in China starts at CNY 999 (roughly Rs. 10,300) for the base model with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. The 4GB RAM + 64GB storage option is priced at CNY 1,199 (roughly Rs. 12,400) whereas the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage model costs CNY 1,399 (roughly Rs. 14,500).
Looking at the history, we expect the device to land somewhere under 15K in India to overcome the stiff competition from Asus, Honor, and Nokia. If reports are to be believed, two new smartphones including Redmi Note 7 Pro and Redmi Go may too share the stage with the Note 7 during the launch event.
To recall, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro was announced to launch later during the Note 7’s China launch. As for the specs, the phone will carry a 48MP Sony IMX 586 sensor at the back. It is further rumoured to get powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC. A previous leak suggests the pricing of the same to be CNY 1,499 (roughly Rs. 15,800) in China. That being said, stay tuned for the launch.