After Xiaomi has spun off Redmi into its own separate brand, the Redmi Note 7 is the first handset to make its way from the sub-brand. At an event in China, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun took the wraps of their latest smartphone that boasts some incredible specifications such as a 48MP camera with a Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM1 sensor, a large screen, a powerful battery, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC all at an incredible price of CNY 999 which translates to about Rs 10,500.
The Redmi Note 7 comes packing a 6.3-inch LCD display with a waterdrop notch that plays home to the selfie camera with Gorilla Glass on top. The handset sports a Full HD+ display with an 84 per cent screen-to-body ratio. The Note 7 features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor that’s clocked at 2.2GHz. The handset comes in three configurations — 3GB/32GB, 4GB/64GB and 6GB/64GB along with support for a microSD card.
The highlighted feature of the Redmi Note 7 is the 48MP camera and a report by GSMArena states, “The main camera is clearly the biggest selling point of the new phone. Its native resolution is 48 MP, but due to its Quad-bayer filter, it's better used for outputting 12 MP images with large 1.6 μm pixels and real-time HDR. There is a secondary 5 MP shooter for AI purposes and Portrait Mode. The selfie snapper, tucked in the notch, is 13 MP.”
Xiaomi has used a 4000mAh battery in the Note 7 and it supports Qualcomm’s fast charge technology. The handset comes with a USB Type-C port with a 5V/2A charger but it can be upgraded with a fast charging adaptor for CNY 10 (Rs 100) which will enable 9V/2A charging that will juice up the battery from 0 to 100 per cent in 1 hour 43 minutes.
The handset comes in three colour variants — Blue, Twilight Gold and Black. Lastly, the Redmi Note 7 starts at CNY 999 (Rs 10,500) for the 3GB/32GB variant while the 4GB/64GB version costs CNY 1199 (Rs 12,500) and the top of the line version, the 6GB/64GB costs CNY 1399 (Rs 14,500). Preorders for the handset have started in China and it will go on sale from January 15.
We should expect this handset to make its way to India in the near future....