Xiaomi debuted its sub-brand Redmi with the launch of the new budget phone Redmi Note 7. The phone sells for less than $150 and comes with a 48MP camera.
The phone features a 6.3 inch display with full HD+ resolution and a water drop notch design. The device has a 2.5D curved glass unibody design. It also comes with a Type C port and a headphone jack.
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It comes with a dual-camera set up in the back with a 48mp main sensor. The front comes with a 13MP AI selfie snapper.
The Note 7 is powered by the Snapdragon 660, which the company claims to outperform the regular Snapdragon 660 SoC, even beating the Kirin 710. It also comes with a sizable 4000mAh battery which takes around 2 hours and 5 minutes to charge with the 10W charger that comes with the phone. However, an 18W fast charger that allows the phone to reach full charge in just 1 hour and 43 minutes can be purchased separately.
The phone has a stunning design with light reflecting off the back of each of the three color variants; pink, blue and black. As for price, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage is priced at 999 yuan ($147). If 3GB is not enough for you, there is also a 4GB+32GB variant for 1199 yuan ($177) or the 6GB+64GB version for 1399 yuan ($206).
The back of the Note 7 carries a new logo saying “Redmi by Xiaomi” as Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun announced last week that Redmi will be operated as an independent brand from now on.The new sub-brand will be focusing on e-commerce and cost-efficient phones, leaving Xiaomi to focus on mid-to high-end devices as well as physical retail.
The Redmi Note 7 is currently only available in China, but should make its way to India and Xiaomi’s other usual regions in the near future.
Featured photo credit to Redmi