Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Launch, Features and Price in Kenya
Redmi Note 7 becomes the first smartphone to launch under Xiaomi’s new sub-brand Redmi
Redmi Note 7 is the first phone to launch under Xiaomi’s new sub-brand, Redmi by Xiaomi. After this, all smartphones launching under the Redmi sub-brand will sport a ‘Redmi by Xiaomi’ logo on their back panel. Xiaomi now has two sub-brands – Poco and Redmi. The new Redmi sub-brand will focus on delivering feature loaded smartphones in the budget segment.
Redmi Note 7’s 48MP camera sensor: All you need to know
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 is the company’s first smartphone to come fitted with a 48MP camera sensor. As was expected, the 48MP camera is essentially a Samsung ISOCELL GM1 sensor, which was announced by the South Korean giant back in October last year. Meanwhile, the Redmi Note 7 Pro uses a 48MP Sony IMX 586 sensor. The latter smartphone will hit the market post the Chinese New Year.
Redmi Note 7 vs Redmi Note 6 Pro: Specs changes
Redmi Note 7 has a smaller notch, compared to the slightly wider one we saw on Redmi Note 6 Pro and Redmi Note 5 Pro series. The processor has also changed to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 on the Redmi Note 7. The Redmi Note 6 Pro and Redmi Note 5 Pro both had the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor. The camera is of course 48MP now, the front camera is 13MP. Unlike the Redmi Note 6 Pro, Xiaomi has not gone for dual front cameras on the new phone.
Redmi Note 7 also come with a type-C USB port at the bottom, instead of a micro-USB port as seen on the older phones.
Redmi Note 7: What are the big changes
The glass design is one of the most noticeable feature of the Redmi Note 7 phones. The company is using 2.5D curved glass at the back. Then there’ s the 48MP rear camera, which is a big upgrade over the 12MP+5MP combination we saw previously. How it performs remains to be seen.
Xiaomi Photo printer
Xiaomi also launch a small photo printer to print pictures straight from your smartphone. The print will cost Yuan 499 in China.
Redmi Note 7 Pro also launched
Redmi Note 7 Pro has also been announced. This one has the Sony IMX586 sensor for the 48MP camera, instead of the Samsung sensor. This will launch post the Chinese New Year
Redmi Note 7: Key features to remember
Redmi Note 7 has a 6.3-inch display, Full HD+ resolution. It has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor. RAM options are 3GB or 4GB or 6GB. Storage options are: 32GB or 64GB. Camera is 48MP+5MP at the back. The front camera is 13MP. The battery is 4000 mAh with a type-C USB charger. It also sports a glass design at the back. Price starts at Yuan 999 to Yuan 1399.
Redmi Note 7: Price is Yuan 999
Redmi Note 7 will start Yuan 999 for the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage option. The 4GB RAM and 64GB storage version will cost Yuan 1199. The Redmi Note 7 with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage will cost Yuan 1399. For India, the price translates to Rs 10,000, Rs 12,000 and Rs 14,000 plus.
Redmi Note 7 camera: 48MP + 5MP
Redmi Note 7 is the first phone with a 48MP rear camera and uses Samsung GM1 sensor. The secondary sensor is 5MP with AI features. The sensor size 1.6 um, and Xiaomi claims the camera supports printing of poster-level HD photos.
Redmi Note 7 to sport Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor
The Redmi Note 7 has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, according to the livestream. The phone has 4000 mAh battery. It also comes with a one and a half days of battery life. Redmi Note 7 also gets a Type-C USB charging option at the bottom. It comes with support for Qualcomm QuickCharge 4.0. Redmi Note 7 also has a headphone jack as well.
|NETWORK||Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|4G bands||LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat9 450/50 Mbps|
|Status||Coming soon. Exp. release 2019, January 15|
|BODY||Dimensions||159.2 x 75.2 x 8.1 mm (6.27 x 2.96 x 0.32 in)|
|Weight||186 g (6.56 oz)|
|SIM||Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|DISPLAY||Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.3 inches, 97.4 cm2 (~81.4% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~409 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|PLATFORM||OS||Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 10|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260)|
|MEMORY||Card slot||microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)|
|Internal||64 GB, 4/6 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM|
|MAIN CAMERA||Dual||48 MP, f/1.8, 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF
5 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
|Features||Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|SELFIE CAMERA||Single||13 MP|
|– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|Radio||FM radio, recording|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|– Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 4)|
|BATTERY||Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery|
|MISC||Colors||Blue, Black, Twilight Gold|
|Price||About 150 EUR|