Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 price, specifications; launch event underway

Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with a 13MP AI front camera. Studio lighting selfie mode will be added later via an OTA update

Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with a 13MP AI front camera. Studio lighting selfie mode will be added later via an OTA update

I didn't get much time to use these devices, but considering Xiaomi has opted for Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 675, there shouldn't be much of a problem in the performance department. "With such incredible offerings, Redmi Note 7 series is the flawless package for our Mi Fans and consumers who look forward to enjoying innovative products with best specs of great quality at a truly honest price".

I'd go into more detail on the hardware front at this point, but I'll have to mention the design. According to the video, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 has been made of plastic frame with glass on both sides and the device could bend from the centre of the frame under moderate force.

The Aura design - as it's called - features 2.5D curved glass at the front and back, along with a six-layer glass design to achieve the gradient finish. This setup enables the Redmi Note 7 Pro to take improved low-light pictures and achieve great zoom. The leaked renders suggest that at least three colour options of the Redmi Note 7 Pro will debut, including Black, Gradient Blue, and Gradient Red. Mainstays like the IR blaster are back, and the phone charges over USB-C, a welcome addition. What do you think of the new Meizu Note 9? Instead, the 48 MP sensor would be available in the Pro variant of the Redmi Note 7.

Alongside the phones, Xiaomi also announced Mi LED TV 4A PRO (32)* which comes with a 32-inch (80cm) HD display panel, and runs PatchWall with Android TV, allowing users to effortlessly switch between interfaces and utilise the built-in Chromecast feature. The rear camera can record 4K video at 30fps and is aided by EIS for stabilization.

Xiaomi is once again showing ASUS and Samsung that it understands the Indian market better.

For the first time ever, Xiaomi has gone with a glass design for its Redmi Note series in India. The battery capacity remains unchanged at 4,000mAh. The wall plug included in the box goes up to 10W, but you'll be able to use a third-party solution to unlock the full charging potential of the device.

The rear of the Note 7 Pro houses a dual camera system: A 48 MP Sony IMX586 (f/1.79)-the same sensor used on flagships like the Mi 9 and Honor View 20-and a 5 MP secondary sensor. Flipkart has created a small microsite to talk about the camera, performance and design of Redmi Note 7.

And audiophiles need not fear because even though Xiaomi removed the 3.5mm headphone jack from its recent Mi A smartphone, the jack is still present on the Redmi phones. The 4GB/64GB version of the Redmi Note 7 Pro will be available in India for just ₹13,999 ($195), with the 6GB/128GB model sold for ₹16,999 ($240).

The new 32-inch model is the third offering in the Mi LED TV 4A Pro series in India after the 43-inch and 49-inch variants. In comparison, its predecessor Redmi Note 6 Pro is priced at Rs 11,999 in India.

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