Xiaomi has finally launched the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 under its new ‘Redmi by Xiaomi’ sub-brand. The smartphone sports a waterdrop-shaped notch, dual rear camera setup, a 48-megapixel sensor at the back, a rear fingerprint sensor, and a 4,000mAh battery. It also features 2.5D glass protection up front and at the back as well, and comes with a 6.3-inch large display size. The Redmi Note 7 is the first smartphone to be launched after Xiaomi announced that Redmi would operate as an independent brand moving forward.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 price, availability
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 is priced at CNY 999 (roughly Rs. 10,300) for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage options, CNY 1,199 (roughly Rs. 12,400, US $175, N64,000) for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage option, and CNY 1,399 (roughly Rs. 14,500, N75,000, US $205) for the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage option. The smartphone will go on sale from January 15, and will be made available in Twilight Gold, Fantasy Blue, and Bright Black colour options.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Brief Specs
As for hardware, the dual-SIM (Nano) Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 runs on MIUI 9 based on Android Oreo, and is seen to sport a 6.3-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) LTPS display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 450 nits brightness, 84 percent NTSC colour gamut, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, and 2.5D curved glass protection. It is powered by the 2.2GHz Snapdragon 660 octa-core SoC paired with Adreno 512 graphics, and 3GB, 4GB, and 6GB RAM options. Internal storage is at 32GB and 64GB options with the option to expand further using a microSD card slot (up to 256GB).
As for optics, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 sports dual camera setup with one 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor with f/1.8 aperture and another 5-megpapixel sensor. The cameras at the back get monochrome dual-LED flash support, PDAF, and are touted to be elevated using AI-backed software features like portrait mode, background blur, HDR, handheld super night scene mode, EIS, 1080p video recording, and more. Up front, there is a 13-megapixel selfie sensor as well with features like AI face unlock, AI smart beauty, AI single shot blur, front HDR, background blur, and more.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 packs a 4,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 4 support. The company touts up to 251 hours of standby time, 23 hours of talk time, 13 hours of video playback, and 7 hours of gaming. Connectivity options include USB Type-C port, 3.5mm audio jack, 4G VoLTE, GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth v5, and Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac. The smartphone measures at 159.21×75.21×8.1mm, and weighs 186 grams. Lastly, sensors on board include gyroscope, accelerometer, distance sensor, electronic compass, fingerprint sensor, ambient light sensor, vibration motor, and infrared sensor.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Full Specs
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|4G bands||LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat9 450/50 Mbps|
|Status||Coming soon. Exp. release 2019, January|
|Dimensions||159.2 x 75.2 x 8.1 mm (6.27 x 2.96 x 0.32 in)|
|Weight||186 g (6.56 oz)|
|SIM||Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.3 inches, 97.4 cm2 (~81.4% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~409 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|OS||Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 10|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260)|
|Card slot||microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)|
|Internal||64 GB, 4/6 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM|
|Dual||48 MP, PDAF|
|Features||LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|Radio||FM radio, recording|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|– Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 4)|
|Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery|
|Colors||Black, Blue, Red|
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