“The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 is the most affordable smartphone to come with a 48-megapixel shooter”

There’s a reason why Xiaomi has been crowned as the VFM king in the smartphone industry. The brand is known for offering powerful handsets at a fraction of the cost charged by higher-end devices with similar specifications. However, with its recent launch, the brand might quite possibly have outdone itself. Yes, we are talking about the recently-launched Redmi Note 7, which marks a lot of firsts for the Redmi series — so much so that it’s acting as a launch vehicle for the Redmi as a sub-brand. Curious about what the latest launch brings to the table? Here’s the list of top features of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7.

First Redmi smartphone to feature a waterdrop notch display

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Xiaomi has been keeping pace with the latest trends in the industry. The devices in the Redmi 5 series were the first to come with 18:9 screens, followed by the display notch on the Redmi 6 Series. Now, the brand is going a step forward with the latest Redmi Note 7. The new smartphone comes with a 19.5:9 display featuring the waterdrop notch up top, which is a fad nowadays. The smartphone ships with a 6.3-inch full HD+ (2,340 x 1,080 pixels) LTPS display featuring a 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 5 glass as a protective layer.

Powerful specs under the hood

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The Redmi Note 7 lives up to the reputation of the Redmi series of offering loaded specs for the price they come for. The performance of the smartphone is handled by the Snapdragon 660 processor, which is backed by up to 6GB of RAM and 64GB expandable storage. On the software front, the handset boots Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 9 out of the box, However, we can expect Xiaomi to roll out the MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie soon. Further, the Redmi Note 7 is also the first in the series to come with a USB Type-C port. Other connectivity features include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, IR Blaster, and GPS.

The 48-megapixel camera, nuff said

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The Chinese smartphone maker stirred a lot of waves with the launch of Redmi Note 7. One of the major reason was the camera setup offered by the handset. The rear panel of the phone is home to a 48-megapixel Samsung GM1 sensor and a 5-megapixel snapper. The main lens uses the pixel-binning technology to combine light data from four adjoining pixels to produce highly-detailed images. The camera interface is loaded with features like portrait mode, background blur, HDR, handheld super night scene mode, and EIS. For selfies and video calls, there’s a 13-megapixel snapper with features like AI face unlock, AI smart beauty, AI single shot blur, front HDR, and background blur.

Glossy gradient design that can turn heads

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If you revisit the history of the Redmi smartphones, you will find a series of smartphones with a boring metal-clad design. But not anymore. The Redmi Note 7 is a deviation from the Redmi series as we know it. We have already mentioned that the smartphone comes with a more aesthetically pleasing waterdrop notch display. Furthermore, Xiaomi has shed its metal skin to don a glossy polycarbonate construction, which exudes a feeling of glass-sandwich design. Xiaomi didn’t stop at the glossy design but went all the way with an attractive gradient hue. The smartphone is being offered in Twilight Gold, Fantasy Blue, and Bright Black colours, with the last one being a solid black offering.

Powerful battery and affordable pricing

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Xiaomi’s Redmi series has had a history of offering smartphones with beefy 4,000mAh battery and the Redmi Note 7 is no exception. Powering the newest device from the brand is a 4,000mAh cell with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4.0 support. The company claims that the battery can deliver up to 251 hours of standby time, 23 hours of talk time, 13 hours of video playback, and 7 hours of gaming.

Take all these features into consideration and factor in the fact that the price of the Redmi Note 7 starts from RMB 999 (~Rs 10,000), it seems like a mouthwatering deal. There’s no word on if when the smartphone will be launched in India, however. We will of course keep an eye out and update you as soon as some information turns up.