Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7 in China earlier this month. And now the company is prepping to bring the Redmi Note 7 to India very soon. On Thursday Xiaomi India started teasing the launch of the Redmi Note 7 in India even if it didn't specifically mentioned the device with its name. Instead, on its social media accounts the company said that the next Xiaomi phone is going to be the one with 48-megapixel camera, which means it is going to be the Redmi Note 7.
If that wasn't enough, the company attached a photo of Manu Jain, Xiaomi India MD, together with company CEO Lei Jun holding the Redmi Note 7. This yet again hints at Redmi Note 7 India launch.
With the 48MP camera phone Xiaomi claims that it will "turn the industry upside down". Whether Xiaomi will be actually able to live up to its claims or not is a question that is hard to answer until the Redmi Note 7 officially launches in India, and we see its official price and India specs. The launch is possible in the first half of February.
Now, I believe the Redmi Note 7 is indeed capable of creating a buzz in the Indian budget segment smartphone market. Redmi Note 4, Redmi Note 5, Note 5 Pro, Redmi Note 6 Pro... all turned out to be great value for money phones and gained tremendous success in Indian smartphone market. The Redmi Note 7 will follow the legacy. So here's why you should wait for this Xiaomi phone if looking for a great phone under Rs 15,000 in India.
The Redmi Note 7 is different than the previous Notes from Xiaomi. Old Redmi Note phones mostly focused on offering seamless performance, great battery backup, and overall a good user experience and all of it at an affordable price. With the Redmi Note 7, Xiaomi brings a new design to the masses. It is for the first ever time that a Redmi Note comes with a beautiful gradient finish and waterdrop style notch which in turn reduces the side bezels of the phone give the users a bigger screen-to-body-ratio. For a phone that's launched for around Rs 10,500 in China having a 6.3-inch full-HD+ LTPS display with screen resolution of 1080x2340 pixels and aspect ratio of 19.5:9 is a good deal.
The big highlight of the Redmi Note 7 is its 48MP camera. The Redmi Note 7 comes with two cameras on the rear panel. The primary camera uses a 48MP Samsung GM1 Isocell sensor paired with aperture of F1.8 lens, while the secondary camera includes a 5MP sensor for capturing portrait pictures. Yet again, for a phone that's so aggressively priced, a 48MP camera seems like a great deal. Of course when it comes to cameras the proof of the pudding is in eating so we will know how good is the Redmi Note 7 camera in its review on the India Today Tech once the phone launches, but at least specs-wise it looks good.
The Redmi Note 7 is apparently water resistant. Now, there is no IP rating. But Xiaomi says that the Redmi Note 7 will be able to survive in rain or even if a glass of water falls over the phone. The Redmi Note 7 features watertight seals around all the buttons on its edges, the SIM card tray, headphone jack and charging port. The earpiece and loudspeaker also feature a protective membrane to keep moisture at bay. The camera module also features watertight seals around its edges to reduce the chances of water ingress. If the India model of the Redmi Note 7 also comes with this feature it is going to be one of the selling points of the phone considering the humidity.
Durability is another highlight of the Redmi Note 7. After its launch in China, the Redmi Note 7 has gone through several durability tests. The phone was thrown from stairs and used as a skateboard, but surprisingly the Redmi Note 7 survived through all of that and suffered no cracks or breaks. The credit for this sturdy build apparently goes to double-sided Corning Gorilla Glass 5 body that Xiaomi has used to build the Redmi Note 7. Considering the affordable price of the Redmi Note 7 it is great to see Xiaomi concentrating much the design and durability of the phone
And finally, like all Xiaomi Redmi phones, the price of the Redmi Note 7 is also possibly going to better than good. In China, the Redmi Note 7 has been launched at a starting price of 999 Yuan, which roughly translates to Rs 10,500. Given the value that the Redmi Note 7 offers, a price of around Rs 10,000 is a great deal. In India however, we expect the Redmi Note 7 to be priced slightly higher say between Rs 12,000 to Rs 13,999. Xiaomi is yet to official reveal the India price of the Note 7. The price will be announced when the company launches the phone in the first half of February.