Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro Unveiled With 48MP Sony IMX586 Camera and Snapdragon 675 SoC

Samsung was not the only Android OEM that launched a new Android smartphone today. Xiaomi sub-brand Redmi today launched the eagerly awaited Redmi Note 7 Pro in India, alongside the Redmi Note 7.

48MP Camera

The Redmi Note 7 Pro is largely similar to the Redmi Note 7 that was launched in China last month. However, the smartphone comes with a few major upgrades that help justify its higher price tag. Perhaps the most significant difference between the two is the chipset. While the Redmi Note 7 runs on a Snapdragon 660 AIE octa-core chipset, the Pro variant is powered by a more powerful 11nm Snapdragon 675 SoC.

In the camera department, Xiaomi’s new Redmi Note 7 Pro is equipped with a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor instead of the Samsung GM1 sensor found in the Chinese Redmi Note 7 variant. In the memory department, Redmi Note 7 Pro will be available in two configurations: 4GB + 64GB and 6GB + 128GB. In other areas, the Pro variant is identical to the Redmi Note 7.

Redmi Note 7 Pro Colors
Redmi Note 7 Pro Colors

The smartphone features a 6.3-inch Dot Notch display with 1080 x 2340 Full HD+ resolution and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. To help protect the smartphone against drops and scratches, the phone has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on both the front and back. Rest of its key features include a 4000mAh battery with Quick Charge 4 support, 13MP selfie camera, Dual 4G VoLTE, IR blaster, USB Type-C port, and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

Redmi Note 7 Pro will go on sale in India starting March 13 in Nebula Red, Neptune Black, and Space Black colors. The 4GB + 64GB variant has been priced at INR 13,999 ($198), while the 4GB + 64GB version is priced at INR 16,999 ($240). Surprisingly, however, the Redmi Note 7 launched in India comes with a 12MP + 2MP dual-camera setup on the back instead of the 48MP + 5MP setup on the Chinese variant. The Redmi Note 7 will be available in the country starting March 6 in Onyx Black, Ruby Red, and Sapphire Blue colors. The 3GB + 32GB and 4GB + 64GB variants of the smartphone have been priced at INR 9,999 ($141) and INR 11,999 ($170), respectively.

Tony Barratt
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