Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 was launched in China last week and sports an impressive 48-megapixel rear camera which is a first for this price point. The Redmi Note 7 has been launched in China with Xiaomi’s refreshed approach towards the Redmi brand. The Chinese company also unveiled the all-new Redmi branding for the phone, and we can very well expect the new Redmi Note 7 to launch in India with the new ‘Redmi by Xiaomi’ branding.
It’s worth pointing out that the Redmi Note 7 is the first smartphone launched by the Chinese company soon after announcing brand split where Redmi will operate as an independent brand. The move is likely inspired by Oppo’s Realme brand which has been working independently since the first Realme 1 smartphone launch in India.
Talking about the pricing, the new Redmi Note 7 can give some of the rivals in the same price bracket a tough fight for the specifications it packs. Here in this post, we will talk about what are the five features that make it a compelling smartphone in this price range.
5 features that make the Redmi Note 7 a worthy contender in the sub-Rs. 20,000
- 48-megapixel camera on the Redmi Note 7
The Redmi Note 7 has launched with an impressive 48-megapixel sensor at the back which could make it the only smartphone with that type of camera credentials in sub-Rs. 20,000 segment. It sports a dual camera set-up at the back featuring a 48-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. The rear camera comes with f/1.8 aperture and PDAF feature. At the back, the phone packs dual LED flash and supports HDR and panorama modes. Xiaomi is marketing the smartphone with AI-enabled camera which will mean that you can expect some software optimised improvisation on the Redmi Note 7. For selfies, the smartphone packs a 13-megapixel front camera.
- Redmi Note 7 Price
The Redmi Note 7 has been launched starting at CNY 999 (roughly Rs. 10,500) for the primary 3GB RAM and 32GB storage model while the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage model is priced at CNY 1,199 (roughly Rs. 12,500).
There’s also a 6GB RAM and 64GB storage version priced at CNY 1,399 (roughly Rs. 15,000). In China, the Redmi Note 7 will be going on sale from Tuesday. It has been launched in gradient colours including Bright Black, Fantasy Blue, and Twilight Gold. Considering that the company has almost confirmed the Realme 3 launch, we can expect Xiaomi to price its Redmi Note 7 aggressively in India. Looking at Xiaomi’s strategy behind SKUs or variants of its models, we also expect the 4GB RAM and 6GB RAM versions to make it to the Indian market.
- Redmi Note 7 Design
Xiaomi’s Redmi series may have been ringing the cash bells for the Chinese company but compared to the likes of Honor and Realme phones; it still was considered outdated when it comes to the design part. With the all-new ‘Redmi by Xiaomi’ branding, the Redmi Note 7 brings gradient colours which look classy and definitely can turn heads with its design language. Notably, Honor tried the same approach with the Honor 10 that did quite well in India. We believe that the design will be another significant reason why the Redmi Note 7 will be champion value for money phone in the price range.
- Is Redmi Note 7 a waterproof phone?
Xiaomi’s CEO Lei Jun on Weibo has claimed that the Redmi Note 7 comes with watertight seals which is something not seen on phones in this price range. Jun has revealed that Redmi Note 7 uses watertight seals at essential points like ports and buttons to protect the device from internal damage. He specifically mentioned that the SIM card slot, USB Type-C port, and 3.5mm audio jack uses watertight seals. However, this doesn’t mean that the Redmi Note 7 is a waterproof phone, but the protection may save the phone from accidental spills.
- USB Type-C
The Redmi Note 7 will be the company’s first Redmi series smartphone to ship with USB Type-C port. Additionally, the smartphone supports Quick Charge 4.0 for fast charging. To recall, the Redmi Note 6 Pro launched with standard Micro-USB port for charging and supported Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0.