If you think having a good smartphone camera requires you to spend a kidney, well, not anymore. Introducing the newly announced Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, this midrange device is breaking barriers with a whopping 48MP sensor that goes for $150 or below Php8,000.
You might be thinking that there’s a catch here but there’s basically none. The Redmi Note 7 is actually a decent performer with its Snapdragon 660 SoC along with a sharp 6.3-inch 1080p display. Moreover, it makes use of a USB Type-C port for its generous 4000mAh battery. And it comes with a headphone jack!
But more on the camera — that huge 48MP Samsung sensor is assisted by a 5MP lens for depth sensing. Up front, you’re going to settle for a 13MP selfie shooter.
With an insane camera highlight and good specification, Xiaomi is pricing the base model (3GB/32GB) for 999yuan (~Php7,700 or $150), 1199yuan(~Php9,200 or $180) for the (4GB/64GB) model with the 6GB/64GB costing just 1,399yuan (~Php10,800 or $200).
The new midrange device looks just like any other phone with its gradient back and dewdrop notch but it’s worth noting that Xiaomi just etched “Redmi by Xiaomi” on the back. It’s a nice touch, personally.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 specs, price, release date in the Philippines
- Display: 6.3-inch IPS LCD FHD+, ~409ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Design: Glass and metal, dewdrop notch
- CPU: Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor
- GPU: Adreno 512
- RAM: 3GB/6GB
- Memory: 32GB/64GB + microSD up to 256GB (sim 2 slot)
- Camera: Dual-camera 48MP + 5MP Depth sensor
- Connectivity: USB Type-C, 4G LTE+, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, WiFi ac, audio jack, USB Type-C
- Battery: 4000 mAh, 18W Quick Charging
- OS: Android 9.0 Pie with MIUI 10
- Release date: February to March availability in the Philippines
- Price: (3GB/32GB) 999yuan (~Php7,700 or $150) | (4GB/64GB) 1199yuan(~Php9,200 or $180) | (6GB/64GB) 1,399yuan (~Php10,800 or $200)