Redmi Note 7, Note 7 Pro Key Specs Leaked; India Launch On February 28
Xiaomi has been teasing what could be one of the most anticipated budget devices in India, the Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Note 7 Pro. The Redmi Note 7 was the first device by the brand after it separated to become an independent brand. Xiaomi has since then, released teasers and has confirmed that the smartphone will be launched in India on February 28. Fresh reports suggest that the elder sibling, the Redmi Note 7 Pro will also make an appearance at the event.
Redmi Note 7
Redmi Note 7 will be the new budget offering by the Chinese manufacturer. The device is expected to have an identical design to its namesake launched in China in January. It will have a glass sandwich design with a polycarbonate frame. The smartphone will feature a 6.4 inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 px. With an edge to edge display, it will have minimal bezels and a waterdrop notch up top. There is also a fingerprint sensor and an attractive gradient colour scheme on the back of the device.
The Redmi Note 7, unlike the one released in China, will reportedly run on the Snapdragon 636 SoC which is manufactured using a 14nm fabrication process. The chipset has an Octa-core CPU and an Adreno 509 GPU. Interestingly, this processor has been present in the last year’s Redmi Note 5 Pro and the Redmi Note 6 Pro. The device will also differ in the optics department from its Chinese counterpart. The dual rear camera setup consists of a 12MP f/2.2 sensor and a 5MP f/2.4 depth sensor for portrait mode. For selfies, the smartphone will have a 13MP camera placed in the notch on the top of the display.
The Redmi Note 7 will be powered by a 4000mAh battery with support for fast charging. It will be available in Black, Blue and Red colour options in India. In terms of memory and storage, it will be available in two variants which are as follows:
- 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM
- 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM
Redmi Note 7 Pro
As the name suggests, the Redmi Note 7 Pro will be an upgraded version of the Redmi Note 7, with significant improvements in the performance and optics department. Notably, this device will be the rebranded version of the Chinese Redmi Note 7. It will feature the same design as the device, complete with glass on the front and the back and a gradient pattern on the rear panel. It will have a 6.3 inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 px. The device will also feature a waterdrop notch on the front.
Like the Redmi Note 7 in China, the Indian version of the Note 7 Pro will run on the Snapdragon 660 SoC which is manufactured using a 14nm fabrication process. The chipset has an Octa-core CPU and an Adreno 512 GPU. In terms of the optics, the smartphone will feature a dual rear camera setup consisting of a 48MP f/1.8 Samsung ISOCELL GM-1 sensor combined with a 5MP f/2.4 depth sensor for portrait mode shots. Like the Indian version of the Redmi Note 7, the elder sibling will also have a 13MP selfie camera housed in the notch on the top of the display.
The Redmi Note 7 Pro, like the regular variant, will be powered by a 4000mAh battery with support for fast charging via the bottom mounted USB Type-C port. It will be available in Black, Gradient Blue and Gradient Red colour options in India. For memory and storage, the smartphone will be available in two variants:
- 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM
- 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM
Pricing & Availability
The Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Note 7 Pro will be launched in India on February 28 and are expected to go on sale soon afterwards. The reported prices of both devices are mentioned below:
|Redmi Note 7||Redmi Note 7 Pro|
|3GB + 32GB||Rs. 9,999||–|
|4GB + 64GB||Rs. 11,999||Rs. 13,999|
|6GB + 128GB||–||Rs. 16,999|