CAPE TOWN – Chinese electronics company Xiaomi launched a new smartphone under the entry-level Redmi brand called the Redmi Note 7.
The device has a circular display notch, a back panel with colourful gradients, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and rear-facing dual cameras.
Xiaomi said in a statement: "Once launched, the red rice mobile phone series has become a popular and cost-effective "national mobile phone". The high-cost performance of red rice makes more people enjoy the fun of smartphones for the first time."
The rear camera has a 48-megapixel image sensor and an f/1.8 lens, the other is 5 megapixels and used for depth information.
The camera can take photos with its 48 million tiny 0.8-micron pixels in good lighting, or combine neighbouring pixels for what’s claimed to be the equivalent of a 12-megapixel photo taken with larger 1.6-micron pixels.
The Redmi Note 7 has a 6.3-inch 19.5:9 1080p screen, a Snapdragon 660 processor, a 13-megapixel selfie camera, a 4,000mAh battery, USB-C charging and a headphone jack.
The Redmi Note 7 will first be available in China at the following prices:
3GB RAM, 32GB storage – 999 Yuan (R2,000)
6GB RAM, 64GB storage – 1,399 Yuan (R2,800)
The device is also dustproof, splashproof and waterproof.
The company added that the device will make its way to India and Xiaomi’s other usual regions soon.
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