Today Xiaomi has launched its first phone under new Redmi sub-brand, the Redmi Note 7. And to be real, the phone’s got some amazing specs, including a 48MP Sony main sensor, all for an amazing price tag.
The phone’s 6.3-inch LCD now has a waterdrop notch that results in an 84% screen-to-body ratio. The FullHD+ display also has Gorilla Glass on top. Inside there’s a Snapdragon 660 chipset with 2.2GHz clock speed. The phone comes in three different configurations: 3/32GB, 4/64GB, and 6/64GB. Nonetheless, all three variants can be expanded via microSD card slot.
The rear camera is the main highlight of this phone. It has a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor but with Quad-Bayer filter it is better used for offering 12MP images alongside a 1.2um pixel size and real-time HDR. Coupled up below is a 5MP depth sensor used for AI recognition and portrait mode shots. For selfies, you’ll get a 13MP sensor cramped in the notch.
Redmi phones have always been known for the better battery performance, and the Redmi Note 7 is no different here. It has a 4,000mAh battery that supports Quick Charge 4.0 and can be charged through USB Type-C port. Out of the box, you will get a normal 5V/2A charger for extra bucks you can get a 9V/2A charger that’ll help charge fully the phone in just 1 hour 43 minutes.
Considering the price, the Redmi Note 7 offers a great value for money. The base model — 3/32GB — starts at CNY 999 (NRs. 16,500), the 4/64GB one has a price tag of CNY 1199 (NRs. 20,000), and the 6/64GB variant will cost CNY 1399 (NRs. 23,000). The phone will go on sale starting on the 15th of January. Availability of the phone in Nepal is yet to be known.