“The teardown video reveals that it’s relatively easy to replace the parts of the Redmi Note 7 handset”
A teardown video of the Redmi Note 7 smartphone video has surfaced on Chinese social networking platform Weibo (and then uploaded to YouTube). The affordable offering from Xiaomi’s recently spun-off Redmi brand was announced in China last week. It comes with features such as a whopping 48-megapixel sensor, Snapdragon 660 SoC, and a 4,000mAh battery with an entry-level price tag, which make it an exciting buy. Xiaomi ambitiously predicts that the handset will sell a million units in the country in the first month. The handset went for sale today for the first time in the country and was reportedly sold 100,000 times. The next sale for the Redmi Note 7 is scheduled for January 18th.
Redmi Note 7 teardown video
Coming back to the Redmi Note 7 teardown video, it starts with the removal of the rear glass panel, the nano-SIM tray, and the fingerprint sensor’s connector cable to reveal the phone’s innards safely packed underneath the logic board. The video further reveals the Redmi Note 7’s USB Type C port placed on a secondary board that means it shouldn’t be too difficult to replace the port when it goes bad.
There are two ribbon cables that go over the battery to connect the lower components like the loudspeaker, microphones, and haptic motor with the motherboard. And the dual rear camera setup is guarded by a single cover which makes it easier to replace if the glass cover has broken.
However, all the other internals are mounted at the back of the phone’s display, which looks to be difficult to replace as a single part. Although considering the retail price of the Redmi Note 7 (starts from RMB 999/ about Rs 10,000), it probably won’t cost too much anyway.
|Octa core (2.2 GHz, Quad Core + 1.8 GHz, Quad core)|
|3 GB RAM|
|6.3 inches (16 cm)|
|1080x2340 px, 409 PPI|
|12 MP + 2 MP Dual Primary Cameras|
|13 MP Front Camera|
|Quick Charging 4.0|
|USB Type-C port|