Xiaomi releases the Redmi Note 7: a budget smartphone with few compromises

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Xiaomi releases the Redmi Note 7: a budget smartphone with few compromises

Xiaomi's new sub-brand, Redmi, has launched its first phone: The Redmi Note 7. So as you can see, the Redmi Note 7 is the third smartphone that boasts a 48 MP camera at the back. It's got a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 inside, which means it needs to do some fancy footwork to make use of a 48MP sensor.

This is the first time Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro - which was launched in September 2018 - has got a discount.

Redmi Note 7 has a more colourful design as well, with tones of pink and purple, and a 2.5D curved glass at the back and front. It will be available in Blue, Gold, and Twilight Black color options.

Under the hood, the Redmi Note 7 is powered by Snapdragon 660 SoC paired with up to 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Ahead of the unveiling, the alleged Redmi Note 7 was recently spotted on the Chinese certification agency TENAA's website. However, it's not clear if Xiaomi will be releasing the Redmi 7 or Redmi Note 7 at that event.

Redmi Note 7 has dual-cameras at the back with a possible 48MP sensor. It is important to note that the Redmi Note 7 India launch details are yet to be revealed by Xiaomi, but like all Redmi Note phones, we believe the Redmi Note 7 will also hit the Indian shores. The camera app on this device comes loaded with AI features like auto scene detection, AI portrait mode, and AI beauty mode. Before now they were part of Xiaomi, creating the most affordable line of smartphones for the Xiaomi phone collection - now they've been spun off into their own entity. Finally, Xiaomi has moved to USB Type-C port, instead of going with the same Micro USB port. Connectivity options include USBType-Cport, 3.5mm headphone jack, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Global Positioning System. You can also expect a 4,000mAh battery, much like previous Redmi Note phones. There's also a 7-day no questions asked return policy and a 15-day one to one swap policy for factory defects. The base model comes with 3GB RAM/32GB of internal storage, the second one comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage, which is priced at 1199 which roughly translates to around Rs 12,400.

Mi A2 was launched in India for Rs 16,999 for the 4GB RAM model, while the 6GB RAM variant was priced at Rs 19,999.

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