The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 was recently launched in China at a price of CNY 999, that is roughly Rs 10,400. The smartphone has been seen in a few durability tests that have reportedly surfaced online a few days ago. Through those videos, we are convinced that the smartphone is extremely durable. As to why we are saying so, let us explain you what the videos have in store. In one of the videos, posted by Redmi, the phone is shown being stomped by employees several times. Inspite of that, there isn’t a scratch on it.
In another video, the Redmi Note 7 is thrown from the top of the stairs, it falls on the ground. There is no damage caused. A YouTube video shows Redmi CEO Lu Weibing putting the device in a metal basket and covering the top with a transparent tape. Then he kicks it down a flight of stairs. All the same, the phone remains unharmed; without any broken parts, glass, or dents. There was another video surfaced on YouTube where a user uses duct tapes to attach two Redmi Note 7s with the wheels of a skateboard.
Finally, he attaches the remaining part of the tape to his foot. The user stands on the phone for sometime but eventually, loses grip. However, it is claimed that the pressure that was put was enough to break the screen and cause critical damage. Yet, the phone remains the same as it was before the test was executed. To recall, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 is protected by a double-sided Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The device is expected to launch in India by the end of January. Pricing is expected to be between Rs 10,000 and Rs 12,000.
It sports an IPS LCD 6.3-inches capacitive touchscreen which has a resolution of 1080×2340 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The smartphone measures 159.2x 75.2×8.1 mm and runs on Android 9.0 Pie skinned with MIUI 10. The handset is powered by Qualcomm’s SDM660 Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor. It has three RAM variants—3GB, 4GB and 6GB. The 3GB RAM variant brings an internal storage of 32GB. On the other hand, the 4GB and 6GB variants have an internal storage of 64GB.