The future flagship phone from Xiaomi has been announced by the company, and it has stunned everyone with its specs. The Redmi Note 7 will be separately launched from the main Xiaomi brand, and it will just cost $150.
What’s so interesting about this Android phone? That 48-megapixel camera on the back! At this price, it’s supposed to be a low-end Android phone for markets like China and India – but it could make its way to other regions.
What Can a 48-megapixel Camera Do?
According to the company, this amazing camera will be able to take rich pictures even in low-light condition. It will combine four pixels into one to deliver high-quality shots. You will be able to see photos with 4 times more pixels than the 12 MP cameras take.
The front camera also has some smart features, one of them being unlocking the device with face recognition and effects like portrait mode. Will the photos be impressive? It all depends on the software – so could the $150 phone beat phones like the Google Pixel or Apple iPhone?
Nonetheless, for that money, 48MP on a camera is a great addition.
As for the rest of the specs, the Redmi Note 7 will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, up to 6 GB of RAM, up to 64GB internal storage and a 4000mAh battery. The device comes with USB-C charging and Quick Charge 4, and there will also be a headphone jack.
Expect to see the device on the market in China starting with 15 January at around $150 – the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage version. The device will then be available later in India and other regions.
In last week’s announcement, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun announced that Redmi will be an independent brand that will focus on cost efficiency and e-commerce. Xiaomi will then focus on the mid and high-end devices and physical retail.
From now on, you will see the devices with a new logo – “Redmi by Xiaomi.”
Jeff Wilkinson is a Senior Politics Reporter at Debate Report covering provincial and national politics, . Before joining Debate Report, Jeff worked on several provincial campaigns including Jack Layton. Jeff has worked as a freelance journalist in Toronto, having been published by over 20 outlets including CBC, the Center for Media and VICE.com.