After teasing the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 umpteen times, the company has finally unveiled the handset. Despite the eye-catching specification on a midrange smartphone, the Redmi 7 costs unquestionably low.
REDMI NOTE 7 Design & Optics
The first glance of Redmi Note 7 reminds of the low-cost Mi Play with a circular display notch. Well, the smartphone looks identical without any obligations. The back panel of the Redmi Note 7 has gradient colors, a fingerprint reader, and a dual camera setup. The optics on the handset includes a 48-megapixel image sensor as a primary camera with an f/1.8 lens. The secondary camera lens, on the other hand, is a 5 megapixels depth camera.
In my opine, the smartphone features the best camera setup in sub 150$ category. The smartphone can capture photographs with its 48 million tiny 0.8-micron pixels in good lighting. It can also combine neighboring pixels with an output that equals to 12-megapixel photo taken with larger 1.6-micron pixels. The 48MP camera sensor is the Sony IMX586 sensor and has the ability to capture a tremendous volume of light. Well, this an inch across the sensor, and it’s certainly larger than the ones we get to see in the current smartphones. We still need to test the camera, to come across a suitable conclusion.
REDMI NOTE 7 Specifications
The Redmi Note 7 features a large 6.3-inch display on the front with 19.5:9 1080p screen. Under the hood is a Snapdragon 660 processor, along with either 3GB or 6GB of RAM. The smartphone has a 13-megapixel selfie camera, a USB-C charging, and a headphone jack. The smartphone has a 4,000 mAh battery that will keep the handset alive throughout the day. Additionally, the smartphone has the support for Quick Charge 4.0, and it can complete one charge cycle in 1 hour 43 minutes. You will get a standard 5V/2A charger in the box, and you need to pay another CNY10 for the 9V/2A charger to take advantage of the fast charge.
REDMI NOTE 7 Price
The Redmi Note 7 starts at 999 yuan (about $150/Rs. 10,000) for 3/32GB of internal configuration. The mightier 6/64GB model costs at 1,399 yuan (~$200/Rs. 14,500). On stage, the company compares the 48MP camera on the handset with the Huawei Nova 4 that starts at 3,399-yuan, and Honor View 20 that starts at 2,999 yuan.
The Redmi Note 7 is the first smartphone from the company under Redmi as an independent brand. The company rebrands the logo as Redmi by Xiaomi. With that said, Xiaomi will now focus on the mid-range and the top -tier flagship smartphones. The handset will make its way to China first with no words of its availability in India.