It's official! After Xiaomi president Lin Bin teased for an upcoming phone with a 48-megapixel camera last year, it's finally arrived in China. The Redmi Note 7 is a product under the entry-level Redmi brand of Xiaomi, but it promises on top of a very affordable price, it would have a very powerful camera at 48-megapixels.
The camera may be the main attraction for the Redmi Note 7, but it also packs much better hardware and even comes with a premium build and a much longer warranty at 18 months instead of the usual 12. It comes in a 6.3-inch 19.5:9 1080p screen, with a Snapdragon 660 processor, a 13-megapixel selfie camera, a 4,000mAh battery, USB-C charging, and a headphone jack.
In terms of design, it looks similar to Xiami's smaller, low-cost Mi Play which was announced a few weeks back. It has a circular display notch, a back panel with colourful gradients, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and rear-facing dual cameras. One of those dual cameras contains the much lauded 48-megapixel image sensor that comes with a f/1.8 lens, while the other is at 5 megapixels for depth.
The price for Redmi Note 7 for now is as follows:
- 3GB RAM + 32GB storage – RMB999 (about RM603)
- 4GB RAM + 64GB storage – RMB1,199 (about RM724)
- 6GB RAM + 64GB storage – RMB1,399 (about RM844)
With it being under RM1000, it has to be the most affordable smartphone that's packed with a powerful camera. It's still uncertain whether or not all this will be available for its global release as of yet, but if it does, you can expect Malaysia to be welcoming this eagerly.