Xiaomi announces Redmi Note 7 with 48MP rear camera for just 999 Yuan ($150)

Xiaomi's Redmi announces Redmi Note 7 with 48MP rear camera, Snapdragon 660 processor for just 999 Yuan, roughly $150 / Rs. 10,000. Redmi Note 7 Pro to be launched soon.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

/ by Aman Banka

As promised, Xiaomi today at an event in China has officially announced the launch of the first independent Redmi smartphone, the Redmi Note 7. The newly launched Redmi Note 7 is the successor to the Redmi Note 6 Pro smartphone launched last year.

According to Redmi, Note 7 will be available initially in China and will be offered in three different configurations. The 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage is priced at 999 Chinese Yuan, which is roughly $150 or Rs. 10,000. On the other hand, the 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage variant costs 1,199 Chinese Yuan (~ $177 / Rs. 12,500) and the 6GB RAM variant with 64GB storage costs 1,399 Chinese Yuan (~ $206 / Rs. 14,500).

The pricing of the Redmi Note 7 is very aggressive compared to the other devices with similar specifications. It is the cheapest 48MP camera phone available in the market. Redmi is expected to launch the Note 7 in India and other usual regions in coming months.

Talking about the details of Note 7, it comes in a glass body with a metal chassis. Both the front and back have 2.5D curved edges on its sides and gradient color combinations. The device will be available in three different shades of Fantasy Blue, Bright Black and Twilight Gold, which looks more like Red.

The Redmi Note 7 comes with a 48MP primary rear camera with f/1.8 aperture and Samsung's GM1 sensor (0.8-micron pixels size), paired with a 5MP secondary rear camera. Redmi reveals that the sensor is larger than what's found in typical smartphones, allowing it to capture more light thereby producing clear night shots. On the front is a 13MP camera for clicking selfies. Both the cameras come with AI studio software features.

Redmi Note 7 Specifications

  • 6.3-inch Full HD+ 19.5:9 display with waterdrop notch, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution
  • 14nm Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor
  • 3GB / 4GB RAM | Kryo 260 CPU | Adreno 512 GPU
  • Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9
  • 48MP + 5MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, Samsung GM1 sensor, dual-LED flash
  • 13MP front facing camera
  • 32GB / 64GB internal storage
  • 4000 mAh battery with QuickCharge 4.0, 18w fast charging support
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz & 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB Type-C
  • Rear fingerprint scanner, IR Blaster, 3.5mm headphone jack

Redmi has also announced at the same event that it will be launching the Redmi Note 7 Pro smartphone soon with a 48MP camera but with Sony's IMX586 sensor. There is no word on the exact launch date yet, but we can expect the announced near Chinese New Year. Stay tuned for more details on the upcoming Xiaomi smartphone.

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