The Redmi Note 7 has been making the headlines for nearly a month now. Xiaomi Global VP Manu Kumar Jain teased the launch of the Note 7 in a tweet in January. There were even false reports claiming the smartphone's launch on February 13. However there has been no tentative launch date from the company. However we know the specifications of the smartphone from its launch in China last month.
The Redmi Note 7 is Xiaomi’s first smartphone to sport a dewdrop notch. It also has a radically different design, especially for Xiaomi smartphones—a 2.5D glass back panel with dual tone gradient.
The Redmi Note 7 comes with a 6.3-inch LCD display with a resolution of 2340x1080. Xiaomi seems to take pride in the fact that the display of this smartphone has bezels up to 0.8mm thick. The display has an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and has maximum brightness of 450nits.
Under the hood, the Redmi Note 7 is powered by Snapdragon 660 SoC paired with up to 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It is backed by a 4,000mAh battery and supports QuickCharge 4. It ships with a 10W charger; although for even quicker charging, Xiaomi is also separately selling an 18W charger. External connectivity options include USB Type-C and a 3.5mm jack.
In terms of optics, the back of the Redmi Note 7 boasts a 48MP+5MP AI-enabled dual camera setup. It has a pixel size of 1.6 microns and an aperture of f/1.8. Thanks to the size of its sensor and pixel binning, the Note 7 promises good low light performance. The front of the smartphone sports a single 13MP selfie camera under the dew drop notch.
The Redmi Note 7 is priced at 999 Yuan (about ₹ 10,000) for the 3GB/32GB variant, 1,199 Yuan (about ₹ 12,500) for 4GB/64GB variant and 1,399 Yuan (about ₹ 14,500) for the 6GB/64GB variant.
Some reports suggest that the smartphone will be priced under the ₹10,000 mark in India.