Xiaomi India MD and Global VP, Manu Kumar Jain on Thursday teased the launch of the Redmi Note 7 smartphone on Twitter. In an upside down post with an attached photo showing a smartphone with a dual gradient ba, Kumar tweeted “We’re gonna turn this industry upside down”. He also highlighted the device’s 48MP camera, confirming the fact it is in fact the Redmi Note 7. Manu stood next to Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun in the tweet.
The Redmi Note 7 was unveiled in Beijing a couple weeks ago. It is Xiaomi’s first smartphone to sport a dewdrop notch. It also has a radically different design, especially for Xiaomi smartphones—a 2.5D glass back panel with dual tone gradient.
The Redmi Note 7 comes with a 6.3-inch LCD display with a resolution of 2340×1080. Xiaomi seems to take pride in the fact that the display of this smartphone has bezels up to 0.8mm thick. The display has an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and has maximum brightness of 450nits.
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. It is backed by a 4,000mAh battery and supports QuickCharge 4. It ships with a 10W charger; although for even quicker charging, Xiaomi is also separately selling an 18W charger. External connectivity options include USB Type-C and a 3.5mm jack.
In terms of optics, the back of the Redmi Note 7 boasts a 48MP+5MP AI-enabled dual camera setup. It has a pixel size of 1.6 microns and an aperture of f/1.8. Thanks to the size of its sensor, the Note 7 promises good low light performance. The front of the smartphone sports a single 13MP selfie camera under the dew drop notch.
The Redmi Note 7 is priced at 999 Yuan (about ₹ 10,000) for the 3GB/32GB variant, 1,199 Yuan (about ₹ 12,500) for 4GB/64GB variant and 1,399 Yuan (about ₹ 14,500) for the 6GB/64GB variant. We can expect about the same pricing in India.