Xiaomi officially released the new Redmi Note 7 today, the 48mp smartphone that was touted for the past couple of weeks. Even though we were expecting the phone to be very affordable, I think I am not the only one that was a little bit shocked when I heard the official price of this device.
But first, let’s talk about the internal specs of the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 7. As we already knew, the phone comes with the Snapdragon 660 CPU. This is a mid-range chipset that is very powerful considering the price. It can easily handle anything you throw at it. Gaming wise it is not as good as the sd845, but no one will be buying this phone for hardcore gaming. The Redmi Note 7 comes in two variations for RAM and storage. You can either buy the 3GB/32GB or the 4GB/64GB version. Everything else is the same. You get a 6.3″ screen with a waterdrop notch and FullHD+ resolution. It also has USB Type-C, a 4000mAh battery and a headphone jack.
The biggest news about this phone however is the main camera made by Samsung. It has a 48MP sensor that promises to take excellent photos, 8ncluding in low light conditions. That is a big number of pixels for your bucks. There is also a secondary, 5MP sensor there to help with depth information. During the release they compared the phone with other smartphones released with a 48MP sensor, and for good reason: this one is a lot cheaper than the Huawei Nova 4 and the Honor V20.
Official pricing in China is about $150 for the 3GB version and approximately $200 for the 4GB version. At first it will only be available in China, but should arrive in the other regions soon. Pricing will be a bit higher at Chinese retailers that offer international shipping, especially at the beginning.
A Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro is also in the works that will have a better CPU and possible the Sony made 48MP sensor. No pricing or release date available yet for that one.