Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7 in China yesterday, the first smartphone from Redmi after its split off with Xiaomi. The Note 7 comes in with a 48-megapixel camera and is priced quite aggressively for its specifications. The phone is priced at 999 Yuan(₹10000 roughly) for the base variant. Xiaomi is known for its aggressive price for its smartphone line-up. Xiaomi was the first phone to offer Snapdragon 845 at the lowest price range with its Pocofone. Now, it is being said that the company is working on another Redmi device that will come with the flagship Snapdragon 855.
Meanwhile, Xiaomi has confirmed that the Note 7 Pro with 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor (unlike Note 7’s 48-megapixel Samsung GM1 sensor) is going to be launched after the spring festival this year.
Xiaomi’s CEO Leu Jun was spotted by ITHome commenting on his Weibo channel stating that a Redmi device powered by Snapdragon 855 is in the by-and-by, and that will be a flagship device instead.
According to GizmoChina, Xiaomi will release its Redmi Note 7 Pro after the spring festival of this year.
Xiaomi has recently announced Redmi as its sub-brand and the Note 7 is Redmi’s first phone as a stand-alone company. Explaining this decision, the CEO of Xiaomi said that this move will allow them to focus more on different principles related to the brand. Redmi will focus on delivering smartphones at aggressive pricing while Xiaomi will focus on flagship devices.
The Redmi Note 7 is set to go on sale on January 15 in China. The phone rocks a 6.3-inch waterdrop display, a 4000 mAh battery and 48-megapixel primary camera.