Xiaomi Launches Redmi Note 7 With 48 MP Camera

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Xiaomi has launched the much rumored 48 Megapixel camera smartphone, the Redmi Note 7. But to everyone’s surprise, The Redmi Note 7 isn’t a high end phone that one expects from just the camera specifications. In fact, it is a lower range phone that, when converted from Chinese currency, just costs Rs 10,000 for the base model.

This is the first phone to be released after Xiaomi announced that the company is turning Redmi into a separate brand. The back of the phone sports a logo at the bottom that reads “Redmi by Xiaomi”.

Features And Specifications

The phone’s main attraction is the camera which stands at a whopping  48 million tiny 0.8-micron pixel resolution. The Redmi Note 7 features a 6.3-inch FHD+ display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a 2.5D curved glass. The camera set-up at the back is a vertical one with dual camera lenses. The secondary camera is a secondary camera is a 5-megapixel shooter. Talking about the front camera, it has a 13-megapixel sensor with AI. The heart of the phone beats on a Snapdragon 660 processor with an Adreno 512 GPU. It also sports a 4000 mAh battery. Other useful features include a USB Type-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS.

With this phone, Redmi joins an elite group of phones to sport a 40 Megapixel and above shooter. Huawei is also set to launch a premium View20 smartphone in India soon with a 48-megapixel camera. The recent trend in higher megapixel cameras began with Sony developing a new sensor for phones. The Redmi Note 7 likewise features a Sony IMX 586 sensor as well. 

The starting price of the Redmi Note 7 is 999 Yuan or Rs. 10,000 for the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant and it goes all the way upto 1,399 yuan or Rs. 14,500 for 6GB and 64GB variant. The phone is available only in China at the moment with colour options of red, blue and black. The phone however, should make it’s way to India soon but no specific dates have been announced as of now. 


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