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Redmi Note 7 launched in India: Priced at just Rs 9,999, smartphone does not offer this big feature
After weeks of much speculation and long wait, Redmi Note 7 was finally launched in India on Thursday at an event in New Delhi.
After weeks of much speculation and long wait, Redmi Note 7 was finally launched in India on Thursday at an event in New Delhi. The smartphone which had made its debut in China last month as the first smartphone under Xiaomi's newly established Redmi sub-brand, has arrived in India, but does not offer something big - it does not have a 48-megapixel camera. The company had been teasing the device on its social media platforms for a while now and unveiled it along with the Redmi Note 7 Pro. Interestingly, the event marked the global debut of the Pro version of Redmi Note 7, which has been launched in two variants: 4GB + 64GB and 6GB + 128GB.
Speaking at the launch event, Global vice president of Xiaomi, Manu Kumar Jain said that the company has become number one in India in smartphones, smart TVs and fitness bands categories. Citing the IDC data, he said that Xiaomi shipped 41 million units in India in 2018 and grew by 58 per cent.
Redmi Note 7 price
The smartphone has been launched in two variants in India: 3GB + 32GB and 4GB + 64GB. While the base variant has been priced at just Rs 9999, the other variant will cost you Rs 11,999. It will be available in three colour options: Onyx Black, Ruby Red, and Sapphire Blue.
Redmi Note 7 availability
The smartphone will go on sale in India on March 6. The sale will begin at 12 Noon on Xiaomi's official website - Mi.com, Mi Home and also on e-commerce giant Flipkart. Later, it will also be available with offline retail chains.
Redmi Note 7 features and specifications
Redmi Note comes with a 6.3-inch full-HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) screen with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, Gorilla Glass 5, and waterdrop-style notch. It is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 660 octa-core SoC and packs 3GB/ 4GB of RAM. The storage can be expanded up to 256GB via microSD card. Redmi Note is powered by a 4,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 4.0 support.
It has a rear fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C port, 3.5mm audio jack, and dual-SIM support (hybrid). For connectivity, Redmi Note 7 has Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0, and Infrared.
Unlike China, the phone has come to India without 48MP camera. Instead, Redmi Note 7 carries a dual camera setup on the back that houses a primary 12-megapixel sensor (with 1.25-micron pixels) with a secondary 2-megapixel depth sensor. On front, there is a 13-megapixel selfie shooter - same as China.
Xiaomi claims that Redmi Note 7 uses artificial intelligence (AI) to offer a better portrait mode, smart beauty features, and scene recognition support.
Redmi Note 7 offers
Xiaomi has only announced one offer at the launch. It has partnered with Airtel to provide buyers of Redmi Note 7 Pro with up to 1,120GB of 4G data, unlimited calling, and free access to Airtel TV premium. The phone will also come bundled with a free "ultra-slim" case.
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