The Redmi Note 7.  (YouTube/Xiaomi)
The Redmi Note 7. (YouTube/Xiaomi)

Redmi Note 7 climbs up to the stratosphere in a balloon. Here's what happened

  • The smartphone was nestled in a custom built case sitting under a gas balloon
  • The Redmi Note 7 clicked several pictures in space to show off its 48MP rear-facing sensor

In an attempt to prove how durable their smartphone is, Redmi by Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7 in space. The smartphone was nestled in a custom built case on to a gas balloon. According to the video released by Xiaomi, the custom rig rose as high as 35 km into the atmosphere with a temperature of -60 degree C. After the balloon exploded, the smartphone made its descent back to the surface of the earth.

According to GizChina, the 3D printed frame was designed to protect the handsets at that high altitude. The smartphone was found to be unscathed after its touchdown.

Redmi has previously tried proving the durability of the smartphone in several video commercials. In one of the videos posted on the Chinese social media platform Weibo, a person was shown hammering a nail in a block of wood using the smartphone's display. Unsurprisingly, the smartphone survived the abuse.

The Redmi Note 7 clicked several pictures in space to show off its 48MP rear-facing sensor. The pictures were shot with Redmi Note 7's watermark, to further add credibility to these images.

Source: YouTube/Xiaomi
Source: YouTube/Xiaomi
Source: YouTube/Xiaomi
Source: YouTube/Xiaomi
Source: YouTube/Xiaomi
Source: YouTube/Xiaomi

Whether the smartphone was actually launched into "space" is still up for debate. It did reach the stratosphere, which starts at roughly 20 km around the equator. NASA states the outer space starts at about 100 km.

This version of the Redmi Note 7 is different from the Indian variant. The Indian variant comes with stripped down specifications, including a 12MP+2MP camera setup at the rear. The Redmi Note 7 Pro, however, includes the same 48MP primary sensor found within the Chinese variant.


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