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    The Chinese electronics giant Xiaomi has launched its first smartphone with a 48-megapixel rear camera. Surprisingly, this eye-catching spec will be a part of Redmi Note 7.

    With 48-megapixel rear sensor and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660 processor, Redmi Note 7 made the launch event a power packed one. Undoubtedly, this entry-level Redmi Brand will hit the headlines and surprise the geeks as it is the first handset to have Snapdragon 660 SoC under 1000 Yuan in the Chinese territory.

    Under the new leadership of Mr William Lu (former Gionee employee) as the Vice President of the new sub-brand Redmi (as an independent brand), the event marked the launch of Redmi Note 7. The new Redmi brand will focus on budget handsets that take e-commerce route leaving Xiaomi with high-end products.

    Also Read: Xiaomi Mi A2 Launched at ₹16999, 6GB RAM Will Come Later

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Specs:

    The new handset will be the successor to the popular budget king Redmi Note 5 (Don’t know why Redmi Note 6 was skipped).

    Regarding specifications, the Redmi Note 7 has a 6.3-inch 19.5:9 Full HD screen (1080p) with a 2.5D curved glass at the back. Under the hood, it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor coupled with up to 4GB RAM. It has an inbuilt storage space starting from 32GB and can be expanded via a microSD card.

    Design wise, there seems to be a lot of similarities with the recently launched Xiaomi Mi Play. However, the smaller notch and back panel with colourful gradients make it a stylish design. It now brings a new logo stating “Redmi by Xiaomi”.

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    As reported earlier, the Redmi Note 7 has a competent Sony IMX586 48-megapixel f/1.8 sensor supported by a 5-megapixel lens for depth information. It also has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. On the front side, Redmi Note 7 has got a 13-megapixel camera with Artificial Intelligence features including AI portrait mode, AI scene detection, AI Beauty Mode etc.

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    Surprisingly, the Redmi retained the USB-C charging and headphone jack. With 4000mAh battery, the Redmi Note 7 will certainly last a complete day. Moreover, this dual 4G VoLTE handset has got Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 fast charge support.

    The other USP of the Redmi Note 7 is it boots the latest Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box. The company has unveiled 3 variants namely 3GB RAM/32 GB ROM, 4GB RAM/64GB ROM and 6GB RAM/64GB ROM. And they are priced economically at Yuan 999, Yuan 1199 and Yuan 1399 respectively.

    What’s Your Opinion?

    Regarding availability, the newly launched Redmi Note 7 will be limited to China first. The sale would commence after the Chinese New Year (in February). The Indian Redmi lovers need to wait a month or more to get the stocks in their hand. Moreover, Redmi would slightly hike the price (in ₹15K range) in its non-Chinese territories.

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