The Redmi Note 7 Pro was released in India on February 28th and then found its way into China at the beginning of March. Soon after launch, jaw-dropping sample photos taken with the main 48MP camera found their way to Weibo, wetting the appetite of the future buyers, who could purchase the device for roughly the price of $240.
But there’s some bad news for the potential users outside China and India, who were waiting to get thenir hands on the device, Xiaomi has announced that the smartphone will not be available globally and will only be available for purchase in China and India.
Xiaomi Product PR manager John Chen took to Facebook to tell everyone about the company’s decision.
“Dear Mi Fans, as much as I would like to, I regret to inform everyone that Redmi Note 7 Pro will NOT have the official international version releasing to countries other than China and India due to our product strategy.” Chen said “Nonetheless, our newly released Redmi Note 7 starting from 4999THB or 7990PHP is the best value for money smartphone with 48MP camera in the market. We welcome everyone to test and tryout. We will be bringing more exciting new products with best value to you soon. Stay with us for more updates.”
If you do want to acquire the Redmi Note 7 Pro at all costs, the phone might eventually become available via third-party stores, but its sibling is more widely available and should also be considered: the Redmi Note 7 comes with a Snapdragon 660 Soc and a Samsung GM-1 camera sensor with a price tag of only $150, so it’s not that bad of a deal at all.