Earlier today, Chinese manufacturing giant, Xiaomi, unveiled its new Redmi sub-brand which will be in charge of its cost-effective smartphones. Specifically, the Redmi brand will do everything it can to to keep the price low. The announced Redmi Note 7 comes in three options which include the 3GB+32GB version priced at 999 yuan ($147), the 4GB+64GB version which sells for 1199 yuan ($176), and the 6GB+64GB version which comes with a 1399 yuan ($206). The smartphone will be officially released for sale at 10:00 on January 15. The company provides this device in three colours which include Twilight Gold, Dream Blue, and Bright Black. All the colour options sell for the same price.
The smartphone uses a 6.3-inch waterdrop screen which makes it the first waterdrop screen phone in the Redmi Rice series and in Xiaomi at large. It is powered by a fully-optimized Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor clocked up to 2.2GHz. The company claims that this chip performs far better than the regular Snapdragon 660 SoC and it even performs better than Kirin 710. The regular SD660 does not support up to 48MP camera but the optimized version does thus Redmi has a plus on this one.
In addition, the Redmi is equipped with a new graphite negative anode 4000 mAh large battery which supports QC 4 standard. It has a dual rear camera setup including a massive 48MP sensor which comes with the handheld super night scene mode found in other Xiaomi flagships. It is worth noting that the Redmi Note 7 comes with a standard USB Type-C interface, and also retains the 3.5mm headphone jack.