Xiaomi Launches $150 Phone With a 48-megapixel Camera

Xiaomi's new Redmi Note 7 is significantly cheaper than other phones with a 48-megapixel camera

Redmi Note 7 debuts with 48 MP camera, amazing price tag - GSMArena.com news

The glass back is the first for a Redmi phone and the color variants include Black along with Violet Blue, and Purple Red gradient options. The Redmi Note 7 has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. The Redmi Note 7 features a 6.3-inch FHD+ display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio with a waterdrop styled notch on top.

After the announcing the price cut for three smartphones - Xiaomi Mi A2, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro and Xiaomi Y2 - the Indian smartphone market leader Xiaomi has announced the fourth "surprise" which is a price cut of the Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro.

Under the hood, it runs on a Snapdragon 660 processor that's clocked at a higher 2.2GHz with up 6GB of RAM. It also comes with a microSD card slot which uses the second SIM slot.

That said, this 48 MP rear camera on the Redmi Note 7 is a part of the dual camera setup which is placed vertically on the back of the smartphone in the top-left corner. The device's headline-making feature is a 48 MP camera sensor, which the Chinese manufacturer has been teasing for months. The battery is 4000 mAh. It has a large 4000mAh battery like previous Redmi phones and is compatible with 18 watts quick, wired charging. But considering some of the Xiaomi phones are getting upgraded to MIUI 10 and Android 9 Pie, we expect Xiaomi to bring the latest software to Redmi Note 7 as well.

Apart from design, the Redmi Note 7 is also the first budget device to come with a 48-megapixel camera.

The main camera is clearly the biggest selling point of the new phone. The secondary camera is 5-megapixel. Unlike many USA-based phones that've chose to abandon the ways of the past, this device has an IR-blaster, giving it control over your television should you want it. USB-C, headphone jack, IR-blaster, gotta catch em all.

After the price cut, Redmi Y2 is available for a starting price of Rs 8,999 for the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage model. Sadly, Xiaomi did not launch the Note 7 with 128GB of internal storage. The 64GB storage variant with 4GB and 6GB of RAM is priced at CNY 1199 (approx INR 11,999) and CNY 1399 (approx INR 13,999) respectively.

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