The Redmi Note 7 that has gone official in China today is the initial smartphone after the separation of Redmi brand from its parent manufacturer Xiaomi. Last year, Xiaomi had launched the Redmi 6A, Redmi 6 and Redmi 6 Pro smartphones in China, however it had missed the Redmi Note 6 smartphone probably because it featured same specs as the Redmi Note 5 smartphone. Unlike the Note series predecessor models, the Redmi Note 7 has arrived with a premium glass body. It offers an impressive display space through its waterdrop notch panel. In addition, the cameraphone is equipped with a 48-megapixel rear camera.
The glass-bodied Redmi Note 7 measures 159.21 x 75.21 x 8.1mm. Redmi claims that the Note 7 options a “rock solid and diamond-like” durable frame. The smartphone is fitted with 2.5D Corning Gorilla 5 glass panels with additional 0.8mm thickness on its front and rear. To protect it from breaking smoothly, the manufacturer has strengthened its four corners and the “microcrack” edge polishing process has increased the sturdiness of the device. Hence, the drop protection experience of the glass build of the Note 7 is 4 times stronger than competing glass.
The Note 7 is the initially dustproof and water-resistant Redmi phone. However, the company did not confirm on the IP rating of the phone at its launch. The buttons and ports of the phone have been extra treated to protect it from water damage. It is the first Redmi smartphone to arrive in attractive colour gradient choices.
The 6.3-inch screen of the Redmi Note 7 produces 19.5:9 aspect ratio and full HD+ resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels. The panel carries support for 450-nits brightness, 1,500:1 contrast ratio, sun legibility and eye protection mode. The size of its side bezels is reduced to 1.95mm. Additionally, the chin of the device is not specially thick.
The Sd 660 chipset from last year is the driving force of the Redmi Note 7. The handset comes in 32 GB and 64 GB storage choices. Both models are equipped with up to 6 GB of RAM. At the launch occasion, Redmi in comparison the overall performance prowess of the phone with OPPO K1. It uncovered that the Sd 660 powered Note 7 scored 144,599 on AnTuTu benchmarks while the OPPO K1 and Vivo X23 driven by the exact SoC respectively scored 133,961 and 128,616. Redmi claims that the Note 7 even outscored the Kirin 710 powered Honor 8X phone in AnTuTu benchmarks.
The Redmi Note 7 has a dedicated microSD card tray for expanding its memory. The most recent MIUI 10 based Android 9 Pie OS comes preloaded on the Redmi Note 7. There is a 4,000mAh introduce inside the smartphone. The Note 7 is Additionally the first Redmi phone to come equipped with USB-C port for Quick Charge 4.0. It takes around 2 hrs and 5 minutes to charge it with a usual 10W charger that arrives provided with the cameraphone. But, the 18W quick charger that can be purchased separately will allow the phone to charge to the full in just 1 hour and 43 minutes.
Digital cameras and Other Attributes
Photography is one of the important attributes of the Redmi Note 7 due to the fact it is equipped with f/1.8 aperture 48-megapixel + 5-megapixel AI dual digital camera setup. Redmi has used Samsung ISOCELL GM1 48-megapixel Ultra Very clear camera as the major scanner. The company claims with the help of the Samsung lens, the Redmi Note 7 can capture poster-level HD photographs. Furthermore, it could shoot incredible shots in low-light conditions by combing 4 pixels into one large pixel.
Sitting inside the frontal notch of the Redmi Note 7 is a 13-megapixel camera that has a large pixel of 1.6micron. It is equipped with features which includes AI Smart Beauty and AI face unlock. The Redmi Note 7 is equipped with a 3.5mm audio jack and it Additionally options an infrared blaster which makes it possible to use it as a remote control. A fingerprint scanner resides of the bottom of the cameraphone.
Price tag and Release Date
Here are the color versions and pricing of the different versions of the Redmi Note 7:
3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage – 999 Yuan (~$147)
4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage – 1,199 Yuan (~$177)
6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage – 1,399 Yuan (~$206)
It could be bought in Black and color gradient editions of Blue and Red. The phone comes with a free protective cover. The manufacturer is Furthermore selling trendy cover with random holes on it for heat dissipation only for 29 Yuan (~$4). The Chinese manufacturer is also advertising 18 months of warranty for the consumers of Redmi Note 7.
Lastly, Redmi has unveiled that there will be a Sony IMX586 48-megapixel camera edition of the Redmi Note 7 coming in the near future. This smartphone will be hitting the market as Redmi Note 7 Pro.