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Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 specs revealed, could launch on January 10

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 specs revealed, could launch on January 10

The Redmi Note 7 should succeed the Redmi Note 6 series of devices. Based on these images, one of the Redmi Note 7 variants will offer a combination between red and purple colors, while the other gradient model will combine blue and purple colors. Going forward Xiaomi might start selling Redmi phones with "Redmi by Xiaomi" branding like it does with "Poco by Xiaomi". The selfie camera is tucked in the small waterdrop notch at the top of the 6.3-inch display that has a 2340x1080 resolution. The front is also protected by Gorilla Glass 5. Under the hood, the Redmi Note 7 has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset, paired with 3GB, 4GB and 6GB of RAM and 32GB, 64GB of internal storage. It also comes with a microSD card slot which uses the second SIM slot.

The brand also revealed that a Redmi Note 7 Pro is in the works, packing the 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor instead of Samsung's 48MP camera. On the front it sports a 13-megapixel camera with AI. The battery is 4000 mAh. The major attraction of the event was indeed the Redmi Note 7. But, being the first affordable Redmi phone, I believe the phone will reach other markets, especially India pretty soon.

Redmi today launched the most awaited Redmi Note 7 in China.

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Apart from design, the Redmi Note 7 is also the first budget device to come with a 48-megapixel camera.

The star of the show though, is the double rear camera. It isn't clear if Redmi will be providing a similar policy for the device when it is sold outside of China. Geekbench does not specifically tell us the chip that the phone is running, but we can conclude from its scores that it indeed is the recently released 7nm chip, Snapdragon 855. So far, this Qualcomm processor has powered only phones that are slighlt higher prices like the Vivo V11 Pro which retails for Rs 25,990 in India.

Xiaomi did not trim the battery capacity on the Redmi Note 7 and it's still a 4000mAh unit. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth Wi-Fi, USB Type-C port and 3.5mm audio jack.


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