Earlier this week, Xiaomi launched the Chinese Redmi Note 7 in the Indian market as Redmi Note 7S. While the Indian Redmi Note 7 retails from Rs 9,999, the base variant of the Redmi Note 7S is priced at Rs 10,999. Instead of the degraded 12MP + 2MP dual camera setup, the Redmi Note 7S offers 48MP + 5MP dual cameras for that extra Rs 1,000. Now, the company has confirmed that the Redmi Note 7 will be phased out once the stocked are cleared.
The new Redmi Note 7S will be officially replacing the Redmi Note 7 at least in the Indian market. While the new Redmi Note 7S will be sold via flash sales, the company recently made the Redmi Note 7 available via open sale. It will be on sale starting May 23rd via Flipkart, Mi.com, and Mi Home stores. While the Redmi Note 7S with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage is priced at Rs 10,999, the 4GB + 64GB variant costs Rs 12,999. It comes in Sapphire Blue, Onyx Black, and Ruby Red color options.
It is one of the most affordable smartphones to come with a glass back body. Talking about the specifications, the Redmi Note 7S sports a 6.3-inch waterdrop notch display on the front with Full HD+ (2340 × 1080 pixels) resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Under the hood, it comes powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Mobile Platform coupled with Kryo 260 CPU and Adreno 512 GPU. It runs on Android 9.0 Pie based MIUI 10 out of the box.
As mentioned earlier, the new Redmi Note 7S sports 48MP + 5MP dual cameras on the rear but uses Samsung GM1 sensor instead of the Sony IMX586 sensor. For selfies, there is a 13MP front-facing camera placed in the waterdrop notch. It is backed by a 4,000mAh non-removable battery and comes with 5V/2A (10W) power adapter for charging. The device sports rear-facing fingerprint scanner and supports face unlock. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details!