Redmi Note 7 with 48MP camera unveiled; Unbelievable price tag

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The Redmi Note 7 was recently announced in China. This is the first phone under the new Redmi sub-brand.

As expected, the Redmi Note 7 features the heavily teased 48MP camera on board with a Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM1 sensor.

redmi note 7 twilight gold

Up front, the handset has a 6.3-inch full HD+ display with a waterdrop notch which houses a 13MP selfie camera, topped with a Gorilla Glass 5 panel. It is powered by an 2.2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 660 processor. Redmi opted for an older chipset, likely to keep costs down. There are 3 configurations, 3GB + 32GB, 4GB + 64GB, and 6GB + 64GB. Battery capacity is set at 4,000mAh.

The Redmi Note 7’s highlight feature is undoubtedly the 48MP main camera with an f/1.8 lens. Like Huawei, it uses a Quad Bayer filter which outputs large megapixel images to 12MP.

redmi note 7 blue

The phone also carries a new logo at the back that reads “Redmi by Xiaomi.” On our previous post, we mentioned that Redmi has become an independent sub-brand of the Xiaomi; with the former concentrating on low cost, high value phones, and the latter on mid- to high-end handsets.

Related: Redmi now a sub-brand of Xiaomi; Teases 48MP smartphone

As for the price of the Redmi Note 7, the 3GB + 32GB will go for CNY999, the 4GB + 64GB for CNY1,199, and the 6GB + 64GB for CNY1,399.

You’ll see how affordable the Redmi Note 7 is when converted to Philippine Pesos, which is around PHP7,700, PHP9,300, and PHP10,800, respectively.

Pre-orders are ongoing in China, with release date scheduled on January 15, 2019. No news yet if it will be available in the Philippines.

Redmi Note 7 specs:



Display6.3-inch Full HD+ IPS (2340 × 1080, 409ppi), 19.5:9 Aspect Ratio, Gorilla Glass 5
Processor2.2GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
GPUAdreno 512
Storage32/64GB Storage, MicroSD up to 256GB
Rear Camera48MP (f/1.8) + 5MP (f/2.4) Dual Rear Cameras, PDAF, LED Flash
Front Camera13MP Front Camera
Network4G LTE
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11ac
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0
PortsUSB Type-C , 3.5mm Audio Jack, IR
OthersFingerprint Scanner, FM Radio
OSMIUI 10, Android 9 Pie
Dimensions159.2 x 75.2 x 8.1mm, 186 g
Battery4,000mAh Battery, Quick Charge 4


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  1. great display Full HD+ IPS (2340 × 1080, 409ppi), 19.5:9 Aspect Ratio, Gorilla Glass 5!

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