Redmi Note 7 arrives with 48 MP shooter and awesome price tag

Xiaomi CEO, Lei Jun has introduced the first smartphone under the new sub-brand, Redmi – the Redmi Note 7. The main highlights for the phone are 48 MP lens with Sony IMX586 sensor, Snapdragon 660 chipset, massive screen and battery. And the best part, it all costs just CNY999 ($150).

Redmi Note 7 Specifications

First up, you have a 6.3-Inch LCD display with a water-drop notch and Gorilla glass on top. It’s a FullHD+ panel with a screen-to-body ratio of 84%. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC running at 2.2 GHz. There are three memory combos for the Redmi Note 7 – 3/32 GB, 4/64 GB, and 6/64 GB and there is a microSD slot as well.

The main camera is clearly the biggest selling point of the new phone. Its native resolution is 48 MP, but due to its Quad-bayer filter, it’s better used for outputting 12 MP images with large 1.6 μm pixels and real-time HDR. There is a secondary 5 MP shooter for AI purposes and Portrait Mode. The selfie snapper, tucked in the notch, is 13 MP.

The battery has 4,000 mAh capacity and supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 4. The Redmi Note 7 has a USB-C port and comes with a regular 5V/2A charger in the box, but you can add a fast-charging block in your package for just CNY10. This will enable 9V/2A charging options, which Lei Jun said will top up the phone from 0 to 100 in 1 hour 43 minutes.

Initially introduced in Blue, Twilight Gold and Black, the Redmi Note 7 start from CNY999, but this is for the 3/32 GB variant. More storage means more money – CNY1,199 for the 4/64 GB phone and CNY1,399 for the 6/64 GB variant. This means that even the most generous option is under $210/€180. Pre-orders have already started, with shipments scheduled for January 15.

Pankaj U

Pankaj is a tech blogger with interests in mobile, PC, apps and more.

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