Xiaomi has recently introduced Redmi as its own independent brand and the first “Redmi by Xiaomi” smartphone is the Redmi Note 7, which has just been announced in China.
The Redmi Note 7 comes with a glass back in gradients and a 6.3 inch screen with a full HD+ resolution. Xiaomi chose a waterdrop design for the notch of this device.
The phone has a Snapdragon 660 under the hood and it comes in variants of 3GB, 4GB and 6GB of RAM with either 32GB or 64GB of storage. This can be expanded up to 256Gb via microSD.
The star of the show though, is the double rear camera. The main sensor is manufactured by Samsung and has a resolution of 48MP, combined with a lens with an aperture of f/1.8. Thanks to the pixel binning technique, this camera can deliver sharper images in low-light conditions.
Meanwhile, the 5MP secondary camera allows the users to apply a bokeh effect, while the front camera has a 13MP resolution.
As far as connectivity goes, the phone delivers 802.11ac WiFi modules, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS and LTE. There’s also a 3.5mm headphone jack present, a fingerprint reader and a USB-C port.
It operates on Android 9 Pie with MIUI interface 10 and has a 4000mAh battery that supports fast 18 Watt charging.
As far as pricing goes, they start at 999 Yuan (which is around $150 after conversion), for the 3GB RAM/32GB storage variant and go up to 1,399 Yuan (around $200) for the 6GB RAM/32GB storage one.
The phone will be available in China starting January 15 and will subsequently arrive in other countries as well.