Xiaomi is slated to launch a Redmi smartphone in the market that is expected to carry Qualcomm’s flagship chipset. Yes, that is correct this new upcoming smartphone will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 CPU. Yesterday, Xiaomi launched its budget segment smartphone, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 at CNY 999(roughly Rs 10,500) in China. However, this phone which hasn’t been named yet is not going to be a part of the budget segment.
In a report by GizmoChina, it was mentioned that this flagship smartphone will cost around CNY 2,500 that is roughly Rs 26,000. The Redmi Note 7, which was launched yesterday will go on sale from January 15. The smartphone’s dimensions are 159.2×75.2×8.1mm and runs on Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box. It sports an IPS LCD 6.3-inch capacitive touchscreen with a screen resolution of 1080×2340 pixels. The screen aspect ratio is 19:5:9 and the smartphone is powered by Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 660 SoC.
There are three RAM variants—4GB, 6GB and 3GB. The 4GB and 6GB variant come with a 64GB on-board storage and the 3GB variant comes with a 32GB storage. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 has dual rear cameras of 48MP and 5MP and a single front camera of 13MP which is meant for selfies. Connectivity options include WiFi 802.11, WiFi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, Infrared Port, USB 2.0 and FM Radio.
The device is powered by a 4,000mAh non-removable battery. Sensors of the smartphone include a fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro, proximity and compass. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 comes in three colour options, that is blue, black and twilight gold.