Gadget / Redmi Note 7 has the looks and the camera to be a mid-range winner in India

India Today : Feb 27, 2019, 10:20 AM
Redmi phones have enjoyed massive popularity over the years in markets like India. Redmi phone in India, and on February 28, the company will be launching the Redmi Note 7 in the country. The Redmi Note 7 is a premium looking phone from a distance. The rear panel has a glossy, glass-like look to it but it is plastic. he Redmi Note 7 seems to have what it takes to become yet another best seller in India.

Ahead of its launch in India, I spotted the Redmi Note 7 on display at MWC 2019 in Barcelona. The Redmi Note 7 has already been launched in China and rumour has it that the phone may come to India as the Redmi Note 7 Pro. Xiaomi has already started teasing the phone’s 48MP rear camera, which is arguably the biggest highlight here. Apart from that, the Redmi Note 7 also touts a waterdrop display, a gradient design and a powerful mid-range chipset.

The Redmi Note 7 features a 6.3-inch IPS LCD display. There is a droplet-shaped notch on the top to house the selfie camera and earpiece. The bezels on the sides and the bottom are noticeable, but not distracting. The display looks promising with good colours and decent brightness levels. This seems to be a display for folks who like to watch a lot of videos and play games like PUBG.

The Redmi Note 7 is a premium looking phone from a distance, but it is an affordable smartphone, which means the rest of the body does not really use premium materials. The rear panel has a glossy, glass-like look to it but it is plastic. What makes it look really attractive is its gradient colour design. I checked out the Redmi Note 7 in blue and red gradient colours. Both the options will grab your attention thanks to the added shimmer and streaks of light the show up as light bounces off the surface.

But the Redmi Note 7 is really all about that 48MP dual camera system. More on more phones are coming out this year touting 48MP cameras using either the Sony IMX586 sensor or Samsung’s GM1 sensor. The Redmi Note 7 uses the latter, which means it uses pixel binning to merge four pixels into one to create a detailed 48MP shot. By default, the sensor shoots in 12MP, and I couldn’t really test out the camera prowess in my limited time with the device at MWC 2019. There is also a 13MP selfie camera housed in the waterdrop notch.