“The budget Redmi Note 7 is the most affordable smartphone with a 48-megapixel camera out there”
Xiaomi’s affordable Redmi brand – which is now an independent entity – announced its first offering, the Redmi Note 7, in China. The company has missed out on a generation and announced Redmi Note 7 as the successor to the Redmi Note 5 (review). The major highlights of the phone include the whopping 48-megapixel camera, an edge-to-edge screen, a mid-range chipset, and a glass back with gradient design.
Redmi Note 7 price
The Redmi Note 7 has been priced at RMB 999 (~Rs 10,000) for the base 3GB + 32GB variant in China. The 4GB+64GB and 6GB+64GB options cost RMB 1,199 (~Rs 12,000) and RMB 1,399 (~Rs 14,999), respectively. Interested folks can grab the device from three colour options — Twilight Gold, Fantasy Blue, and Bright Black.
Redmi Note 7 specifications
The biggest USP of the Redmi Note 7 is its dual rear camera setup that comprises the latest 48-megapixel (f/1.8) primary shooter, paired with a 5-megapixel depth-sensing sensor and LED flash. The cameras also boast pixel-binning tech and AI for better shots. As for the selfies, the handset relies on a 13-megapixel sensor housed at the tiny cut-out atop the display.
Moving on, the Redmi Note 7 packs a 6.3-inch display with a waterdrop-style notch up top and Full HD+ resolution. The screen is guarded by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and has visibly thin bezels. The handset is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660 chipset, paired with up to 6GB of RAM and 64GB expandable storage. It boots on the latest Android 9 Pie-based MIUI 9 out of the box. The entire setup is fuelled by a beefy 4,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support.
The Redmi Note 7’s other features include a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type C, and connectivity options like 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, IR Blaster, and GPS.