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Xiaomi unveils the new Redmi Note 7

by on10 January 2019


48MP camera, SD660 and an affordable price tag

As promised and teased earlier, Xiaomi-s CEO, Lei Jun, has now officially unveiled the Redmi Note 7, the first smartphone that will be a part of the Redmi as a sub-brand, have 48-megapixel rear camera, and Snapdragon 660 SoC, all with rather impressive CNY999 ($150) price tag.

Powered by Qualcomm mid-range Snapdragon 660 SoC with two quad-core Kryo 260 clusters (2.2GHz and 1.8GHz) and Adreno 512 GPU, the Redmi Note 7 has a big 6.3-inch FHD+ 2340x1080 resolution IPS screen with a teardrop notch in the center, leaving it with a screen-to-body ratio of 84 percent. The screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 5 and the phone measures at 159.21x75.21x8.1mm, weighing in at 186g.

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The rest of the hardware includes 3GB, 4GB or 6GB of RAM, and 32GB or 64GB of storage, available in 3GB/32GB, 4GB/64GB, and 6GB/64GB options. It also comes with a microSD card slot which uses the second SIM slot.

The Redmi Note 7 also comes with the new 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor Samsung GM1 sensor and it has a secondary 5-megapixel camera for AI effects. The center placed teardrop notch on the screen houses a 13-megapixel camera for selfies.

In addition to the big screen, Xiaomi equipped the Redmi Note 7 with a massive 4,000mAh non-replaceable battery, and thanks to a USB-C port it can charge up quite quickly with an optional 9V/2A charger (standard 5V/2A included), topping it up to 100 percent in around 1 hour 40 minutes.

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The biggest surprise with the Redmi Note 7 is its price. Xiaomi obviously wants to put a lot of pressure on the mid-range market as the Redmi Note 7 starts at CNY 999 ($147) for the 3GB/32GB version. The 4GB/64GB version goes for CNY 1,199 ($176), while the top 6GB/64GB version costs CNY 1,399 ($206). It is available in Blue, Twilight Gold and Black color options and pre-orders are already up with availability expected on January 15th.

Apparently, there will be a more powerful Redmi Note 7 Pro version, but it is still not clear what specifications will change.

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Last modified on 16 January 2019
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