The former top Chinese OEM hasn’t let down the mobile market yet as Xiaomi is launching Redmi as a separate brand. If Honor is for Huawei then Redmi is for Xiaomi. We’ve seen several Xiaomi Redmi series phones the past few years but from now on, we’ll call them as Redmi devices. It may be hard to draw the line but Xiaomi wants a separate label. The new Redmi Note 7 is introduced as an official phone offering by the sub-brand.
The Redmi Note 7 comes in three versions: the 3GB RAM with 32GB, 4GB + 64GB, and 6GB + 64GB onboard storage. They are priced at 999 yuan ($147), 1199 yuan ($177), and 1399 yuan ($207), respectively. These devices will roll out beginning January 15.
The Redmi brand is Xiaomi’s newest entry into the budget category. As if the numerous Xiaomi phones aren’t enough, the company decided to announce the new sub-brand.
The phone comes equipped with a large 6.3-inch screen, waterdrop notch, 2.5D double-sided glass, Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor (2.2GHz max), and a 48MP + 5MP dual rear camera system. Camera performance is impressive, thanks to the premium imaging features.
The large 4000mAh battery is enough to last the whole day but Quick Charge 4.0 support is available should you need to charge fast. Color options: Twilight Gold, Dream Blue, and Bright Black.
Xiaomi has also revealed the official Redmi logo that simply says ‘Redmi by Xiaomi’.