There hasn’t been a brand quite like Xiaomi. Ever since it launched so many years ago, the phone brand has been a hit with Filipino consumers. Offering a blend of specs, features, and attractive price points, Xiaomi has hit the sweet spot for the local techie who puts a premium on bang-for-buck gadgets.
It should also be important to note that Redmi is now officially a sub-brand of Xiaomi, a testament to how popular and loved it has become to all Xiaomi fans. Now, the Redmi Note 7 has officially launched, and with it, a great sigh of relief to fans who have waited for it. Not only is the Note 7 a great-looking device, it has several price points starting at P7,990 for the budget-conscious and brings with it a load of features with impressive hardware. The phone goes live for purchasing on March 27, so you don’t have to wait long!
Here are the specs:
6.3-inch Full HD+ (2340 x 1080) 19.5:9 IPS LCD display, 409ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
MIUI 10 + Android 9 Pie
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
2.2GHz octa-core processor
Adreno 512 GPU
32GB/64GB/128GB storage (up to 256GB)
48MP f/1.8 Samsung GM1 sensor + 5MP f/2.4 rear cameras
13MP front camera
4,000mAh battery w/ QuickCharge 4.0
Here are the features you should be drooling over.
The front and back panels of the phone are made of Gorilla Glass 5. At P7,990, this feature of the RN7 is already a leg up above its peers. It also has a Dot Drop display, more commonly-referred to as the dew drop notch for its camera and sensors. The 19.5:9 Dot Drop display measures 6.3 inches diagonally and has a FHD+ resolution of 2380 x 1080. The Redmi Note 7 screen’s high pixel density and accurate colors (84% NTSC color gamut) offers one of the finest visual experiences in its class.
Snapdragon 660 processor
The Redmi Note 7 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 660 AIE SoC, with a 2.2GHz maximum clock speed, ensuring uncompromised peak performance when playing games and processing data. The brand was able to put a high midrange processor into a phone that starts at P7,990 which doesn’t happen everyday. That’s great value for money!
48MP rear camera
At the back, Redmi Note 7 sports the Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM1 backside illuminated CMOS sensor that has 48 million physical pixels. When taking pictures, the sensor uses Samsung’s Tetracell technology that merges four pixels to work as one large 1.6µm pixel. This greatly increases light sensitivity and makes the resulting 12MP image much brighter and clearer, even in low-light conditions. Simply put, you take 48 megapixels and cram it into 12 to increase details and brightness.
Camera AI features
Xiaomi wasn’t kidding when they want Redmi to be able to stand on its own as a brand, which is why the Redmi Note 7 is crammed with features fans have been expecting, like night mode, AI scene detection, AI beautify, and AI portraits for the mobile photographers.
Large battery with Quickcharge
The large 4000mAh battery of the Redmi Note 7 will last over a day for almost all users. Recharge via the USB Type-C port, and enjoy shorter charging times thanks to support for Qualcomm Quick Charge™ 4.
You can more than a year’s worth of peace of mind with the Redmi Note 7. Xiaomi and Redmi are pulling out all the stops to deliver a high-quality product to fans, and a device people can really enjoy and use. Warranties outside of online and brick-and-mortar replacement rules are very rare for smartphones at this price point, which is a great thing for the Redmi Note 7.
The Redmi Note 7 will come in Space Black, Neptune Blue, and Nebula Red, and will retail at P7,990.00 for the 3GB+32GB version, P9,990.00 for 4GB+64GB, and P11,490.00 for 4GB+128GB. The first 100 customers who will purchase the device online on March 27 will get Mi in-ear basic earphones and t-shirts. It will be available on Lazada and Mi Authorized Stores.