Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, Redmi Go: Everything you need to know2 min read . Updated: 11 Feb 2019, 03:34 PM IST
- The Redmi Note 7 was launched in China at 999 Yuan (about ₹10,000)
- The Redmi Go was launched in the Philippines at PHP 3,990 (about ₹5,500)
Even after teasing the Redmi Note 7 on multiple occasions on social media, Xiaomi hasn't put out a final date of launch for the smartphone. Xiaomi Global VP Manu Kumar Jain teased the launch of the Note 7 in a tweet in January.
In an upside down post with an attached photo showing a smartphone with a dual gradient back, Kumar in January tweeted "We’re gonna turn this industry upside down". He also highlighted the device's 48MP camera, confirming the fact it is in fact the Redmi Note 7. Manu stood next to Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun in the tweet.
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.
Xiaomi is also expected to launch the Redmi Go in India, after launching it in the Philippines.
The Redmi Go is Xiaomi's first Android Go device which sports a 5-inch display, 8MP rear camera and a 5 MP front facing camera. It is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 425 processor coupled with a gigabyte of RAM. The Redmi Go was launched in the Philippines at PHP 3,990, or about ₹5,500.
This means Xiaomi is all set to target all the price points in the sub- ₹15,000 segment with its new devices. When it will launch them is yet to be announced.
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