Redmi Note 7 debuts with Snapdragon 660, 48 Megapixel camera
The alleged Redmi Note 7 leaked in a promotional poster revealing possible hardware specs of the device few days ago. Redmi, now a subsidiary of Xiaomi after it chose to operate as a independent brand has today launched its first phone under the Redmi moniker – the Redmi Note 7.
The smartphone sports a waterdrop-shaped notch, dual rear camera setup, a 48-megapixel sensor at the back, a rear fingerprint sensor, and a 4,000mAh battery. It also features 2.5D glass protection up front and at the back as well, and comes with a 6.3-inch large display size.
As for hardware, 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).
As for optics, the Redmi Note 7 sports dual camera setup with one 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor with f/1.8 aperture and another 5-megpapixel sensor. The cameras at the back get monochrome dual-LED flash support, PDAF, and are touted to be elevated using AI-backed software features like portrait mode, background blur, HDR, handheld super night scene mode, EIS, 1080p video recording, and more. Up front, there is a 13-megapixel selfie sensor as well with features like AI face unlock, AI smart beauty, AI single shot blur, front HDR, background blur, and more.
The smartphone packs a 4,000 mAh battery with Quick Charge 4 support. The company touts up to 251 hours of standby time, 23 hours of talk time, 13 hours of video playback, and 7 hours of gaming.
The Redmi Note 7 comes in three options which include the 3GB+32GB version priced at 999 yuan ($147), the 4GB+64GB version which sells for 1199 yuan ($176), and the 6GB+64GB version which comes with a 1399 yuan ($206). The smartphone will be officially released for sale at 10:00 on January 15.
Redmi Note 7 with its 660 SoC is more powerful than its forerunner(s) – Redmi Note 6 Pro and Redmi Note 5 Pro – which are both driven by Qualcomm Snapdragon 636.
Redmi Note 7 Specification
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 MSM8976 Plus
CPU: 4x 2.2 GHz Kryo 260, 4x 1.84 GHz Kryo 260, Cores: 8
GPU: Qualcomm Adreno 512
RAM: 3 GB, 4 GB, 6 GB, 1866 MHz
Storage: 32 GB, 64 GB
Memory cards: microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
Display: 6.3 in, IPS, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 24 bit
Battery: 4000 mAh, Li-Polymer
OS: MIUI V10 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
Camera: 48 MP + 5 MP Dual Rear / 13 MP Selfie
SIM card: Nano-SIM, Nano-SIM / microSD
Wi-Fi: a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac, Dual band, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Display
USB: 2.0, USB Type-C
Positioning: GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
Dimensions: 75.21 x 159.21 x 8.1 mm
Weight: 186 g