Xiaomi has sold more than 15 million Redmi Note series devices in the Indian market. The smartphone we are going to talk about today in the Redmi Note series is the recently launched Redmi Note 7 which will again be the number one seller in the Indian region due to its steep price to performance ratio which is extremely high compared to its competition. Also, read our in-depth guide on Xiaomi Pocophone Poco F2, Redmi Note 7 Pro, Mi A3, Redmi 7 Pro, and Redmi Note 7 Vs. Redmi Note 6 Pro comparison.
The device has a notch display as the Notch trend is likely to continue in 2019. We have seen two types of notch one is the rectangular one which was first brought by the iPhone X, and now the new water drop (Also known as dewdrop) shaped notch is in the trend which offers more screen space and also looks better than that rectangular cut-out. A glass alike body and back panel with color gradients design with dual cameras and a dual tone LED flash.
|Display||6.3 Inches Full HD+ 2.5D LTPS Display with 450 nits brightness, 84 percent NTSC colour gamut|
|Display Properties||1080 x 2340 Pixels
Water drop Notch
81.4% Screen to body ratio
|Display Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Software/OS||Android 9.0 Pie (MIUI 10)|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
14 nm AI Engine Processor, 8 Cores
Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260)
|Qualcomm Kryo 260 CPU 64 Bit (14nm Process Technology)|
|GPU||Qualcomm Adreno 512 GPU
Video Playback: Volumetric VR video playback, Up to 4K Video Playback
|RAM & ROM||3GB/32GB 4+64 GB / 6+64GB (LPDDR4X RAM)|
|SD card slot||Expandable up to 256GB via micro SD card|
|Sensors||gyroscope, accelerometer, distance sensor, electronic compass, fingerprint sensor, ambient light sensor, vibration motor, and infrared sensor|
|Connectivity||4G+ dual sim, LTE, 3G WCDMA, 2G GSM, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi, Infrared, GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, Dual frequency GNSS,|
|Primary Camera||48 MP, f/1.8, 1/2", 0.8µm (Samsung GM1 Sensor)
5 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
3.5mm audio jack with some custom tuning for better audio output
|Battery Capacity||4000 mAh with Quick Charging 4.0|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Colors||Twilight Gold, Fantasy Blue, and Bright Black|
|Wifi||Wi-Fi Standards: 802.11ac Wave 2, 802.11a/b/g, 802.11n
Wi-Fi Spectral Bands: 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Peak speed: 867 Mbps
Channel Utilization: 20/40/80/160 MHz
MIMO Configuration: 2x2 (2-stream)
Peak QAM: 256 QAM
Wi-Fi Features: MU-MIMO, Dual-band simultaneous (DBS), Integrated baseband, LTE/Wi-Fi antenna sharing
|Price||INR 9,999 for the 3GB RAM/32GB storage version
INR 11,999 for the 4GB RAM/64GB of storage version
1399 yuan (Rs. 14,500)($205) for the 6GB RAM/64GB of storage version
Under the hood the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE SOC which is an Octa-Core chipset clocked at 2.2GHz running on Kryo 260 cores, that’s further coupled with Adreno 512 GPU, Bluetooth 5.0 and better DSP to process better image output. Xiaomi is introducing an 18-month warranty on the Redmi Note 7 in China, but it’s not clear yet that they will also give the same in other regions.
In the memory options, you will get a 3GB/32GB storage, the popular 4GB RAM & 64GB variant and 6GB/64GB variant. There is also an option to expand the storage via microSD card. On the display side, the phone has a 6.3-inch 19.5:9 IPS panel with the regular 1080p+ Full HD resolution. Other features of the smartphone include a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, 3.5 mm audio jack with some custom tuning for better audio output, micro USB Type-C support, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and a 4,000mAh battery with Qualcomm QuickCharge 4.0.
The back camera is the major highlight of Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro. For optics, the Redmi Note 7 comes with a dual rear camera setup which includes a 48-megapixel Samsung GM1 primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture and 0.8-micron pixels which are claimed to be the capability of taking pictures equivalent of a 12-megapixel photo taken with larger 1.6-micron pixels camera. There is a 5-megapixel secondary sensor with an LED flash. At the front, there is a 13-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture, autofocus, AI beauty and more to take good selfies and portrait shots.
Redmi Note 7 Price in India
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 price in India starts at INR 9999 for the 3GB RAM/32GB storage version while the 4GB RAM/64GB of storage version is priced at INR 11,999. On the other hand, there is also a 6GB RAM with 64GB storage version which is currently priced at 1399 yuan (Rs. 14,500)($205) but not launched in India. The smartphone will be available in OnyX black, Ruby Red, and Sapphire Blue color.