Redmi Note 7 and Note 7 Pro just launched in India - Check price and features
- Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7 series in India today.
- The Redmi Note 7 prices start at ₹9,999 and the Redmi Note 7 Pro’s costs ₹13,999.
- The Redmi Note 7 Pro is the only device between the two to come with Xiaomi’s 48-megapixel camera.
- The Redmi Note 7 Pro is also the first Redmi phone to offer the 128GB storage option.
Xiaomi's stepping up the durability of Redmi phones as well. The Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro, both, have Gorilla Glass 5.
Today’s launch kicked of with Manu Kumar Jain, the Managing Director for Xiaomi India, announced that Xiaomi has continued to be the top smartphone company in India for the six consecutive quarters. He also pointed out that the gap between Xiaomi and the South Korean company, Samsung, has also been increasing over these quarters.
“The Redmi series, alone, is bigger than Asus, Honor, Huawei and RealMe in India”
Unfortunately, the much hyped the 48-megapixel camera will only available on the Redmi Note 7 Pro and not the Redmi Note 7.
The company claims that the Redmi Note 7 Pro is Redmi’s fastest phone yet with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 675 chipset. It’s also the first time that the Redmi Note series will have a phone with 128GB of storage.
Xiaomi is also claiming that the Redmi Note 7’s ‘Aura design’ is a new feature with a 6-layer gradient finish. It’s available in 3 colors — Neptune Blue, Nebula Red and Space Black.
Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro prices
The most basic 3GB RAM and 32GB storage version of the Redmi Note 7 costs ₹9,999. But there’s also a 4GB and 64GB version of the devices priced at ₹11,999.
The Redmi Note 7 is a little more expensive with the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage options costing ₹13,999 and the most premium model with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage priced at ₹16,999.
Redmi Note 7 vs Redmi Note 7 Pro
Both phones come with a 6.3-inch full-HD+ display but the Redmi Note 7 series biggest selling point — 48-megapixel camera — is absent from the Note 7.
When the phone launched in China, the feature was present on both devices. In India, however, the 48-megapixel camera will only be seen on the Redmi Note 7 Pro powered by the Sony IMX586 camera sensor and supported by a secondary 5 megapixel depth sensor.
The Redmi Note 7, on the other hand, will have a dual camera setup in the back with 12 megapixel and 2 megapixel sensors.
Here’s introducing steady handheld night photography on #RedmiNote7Pro. Based on #Xiaomi’s powerful AI algorithms,… https://t.co/ppiaZLR4RX— Redmi India (@RedmiIndia) 1551339208000
Redmi Note 7 Pro’s front camera is better as well with a 13 megapixel AI sensor.
While the Redmi Note 7 Pro might not have the Snapdragon 675, the company claims that Redmi Note 7 will be equipped it with the ‘complete’ Snapdragon 660 processor — asserting that phones like the RealMe 2 Pro, Asus Zenfone M2 Pro, Oppo K1 and Vivo 11 pro have been misleading consumers while actually using the Snapdragon 660 Lite version of the chipset.
Both phones are equipped with a 4,000mAh battery and support Qualcomm’s QuickCharge 4 technology that enables faster charging.
And audiophiles need not fear because even though Xiaomi removed the 3.5mm headphone jack from its recent Mi A smartphone, the jack is still present on the Redmi phones.
Improvements over Redmi Note 6 Pro
Aside from the obvious improvements in camera and chipset, the Redmi Note 7 Pro the most noticeable feature upgrade is the phone moving full notch to a ‘dot notch’ display which is basically the ‘water drop’ design.
The Redmi Note 7 also has 4K UHD video recording while the Redmi Note 6 was only capable of Full HD video recording.
Switching over from matte finish to the reflective glass design, may not or may not be an upgrade, depending on user choice.
Xiaomi also launched two new devices — the Mi LED TV 4A Pro 32-inch and Mi Sports Bluetooth Eearphones Basic. The smart TV based on the Android operating system costs
The Google Assistant-based smart TV is priced at ₹12,999 whereas Bluetooth earphones are priced at ₹1,499.
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