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Xiaomi announces ₹10,300 Redmi Note 7 with 48 megapixel camera


Late last year Xiaomi president Lin Bin teased an upcoming phone with a 48-megapixel camera, and today the company has revealed it in full. Despite the eye-catching headline spec, it’s turned out to be a product under the entry-level Redmi brand called the Redmi Note 7.

The Redmi Note 7 sports a waterdrop-shaped notch, dual rear camera setup with a 48-megapixel primary sensor, a fingerprint sensor on the back panel, and a 4,000mAh battery. The Redmi Note 7 also features 2.5D glass protection up front and at the back as well, and comes with a 6.3-inch large display size.

Redmi Note 7 specifications

the dual-SIM (Nano) Redmi Note 7 runs on MIUI 9 based on Android Oreo, and is seen to sport a 6.3-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) LTPS display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 450 nits brightness, 84 percent NTSC colour gamut, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, and 2.5D curved glass protection. It is powered by the 2.2GHz Snapdragon 660 octa-core SoC paired with Adreno 512 graphics, and 3GB, 4GB, and 6GB RAM options. Internal storage is at 32GB and 64GB options with the option to expand further using a microSD card slot (up to 256GB).

Redmi Note 7 camera

The Redmi Note 7 has a 48MP primary camera. It does not use the Sony IMX586 sensor, though, instead opting to go with an unknown Samsung GM1 sensor. The phone uses a Super Night Mode, which was first introduced in the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3. It has a Quad Bayer filter, similar to the Huawei P20 Pro. In daylight, it uses super resolution techniques to output 48MP photos with 0.8μm pixels. In low light, the phone uses 4-in-1 pixel binning to simulate 1.6μm pixels and take photos with an effective resolution of 12MP. It has a f/1.8 aperture and a relatively huge 1/2″ sensor size. The primary camera is coupled with a 5MP depth sensor. On the front, there’s a 13MP camera. The device supports Xiaomi’s AI features for portraits, scene detection, and “beautification.”

Redmi Note 7 price, availability

The Redmi Note 7 price starts at CNY 999 (roughly Rs. 10,300) for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage options, going up to CNY 1,199 (roughly Rs. 12,400) for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage option, and CNY 1,399 (roughly Rs. 14,500) for the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage option. The phone is now available for pre-ordering, and shipments are scheduled for January 15.

For now, Xiaomi hasn’t given any details regarding international availability of the Redmi Note 7. On account of the immense popularity of the Redmi Note series, however, it’s fair to expect an international launch soon. On the face of it, the Redmi Note 7 seems to be the benchmark phone in the lower mid-range price segment.


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