Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Budget Smartphone Packs 48MP Camera And Premium Looks

Xiaomi might not be a brand that has the name recognition of Samsung or Apple, but it is known for making devices that are incredibly affordable. In a world where high-end iPhones and Galaxy devices sell for over $1,000, Xiaomi is coughing up smartphones that look good and sell for a few hundred bucks. Xiaomi has now announced a device called the Redmi Note 7, and it will sell for 999 yuan or about $147 for the base 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage version. 

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A hopped up 4GB and 64GB storage version is 1,199 yuan or $177, and the high-end version has 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage for 1,399 yuan or $206. Other than a budget price, the smartphone has a 6.3-inch full HD+ display that has a very small waterdrop notch for its 15MP front camera. 

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It charges via USB-C and boasts an 18W wired charger and has both an IR blaster and headphone jack. The SoC under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, certainly decent enough given the price of the smartphone. Word is the smartphone packs a 4,000 mAh internal battery.

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Other than the price, the biggest feature that will get people excited is a 48MP f/1.8 main camera that uses a Samsung GM1, 0.8-micron pixel sensor. The phone also has a secondary 5MP camera out back. Word is a Redmi Note 7 Pro is set for a launch at the Chinese New Year packing a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor in place of the Samsung unit.

Back in October, it launched the Mi Mix 3 with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage for 3,299 yuan or about $475. Earlier this month, Xiaomi's tri-folding smartphone leaked in a video.