Xiaomi is one company that seems to defy business laws. They launch products that should be more expensive than they are judging from the spec sheet. The Redmi 7 is the latest one and it is one competitive package.
Recently, Xiaomi announced the Redmi 7 in China and it is one phone that packs a lot of features for the price.
It has a 6.36 inch HD+ display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. It has a waterdrop notch and Gorilla Glass 5. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 processor which is a processor we normally see on more expensive devices.
The Redmi 7 has a dual camera system comprised of a 12MP sensor with an f/2.2 lens and a 2MP depth sensor. The interesting bit is that the 12MP sensor used here is the same one used on a previous flagship (the Mi6), which is awesome. It can shoot 1080p video upto 60fps and 720p video upto 120fps.
It also has an 8MP selfie camera that sits at the middle of the notch and features face unlock.
There are various RAM and storage variants. There is the base 2GB/16GB model and the more expensive 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB models. They all share the same 4000mAh battery and supports 10W charging.
Other features include AI for the camera, P2i liquid repellent nano-coating for resistance against water splashes, 3.5mm headphone jack (this is rare on expensive phones), VoLTE and an IR blaster.
The Redmi 7 will start at $104 for the 2GB/16GB variant, $119 for the 3GB/32GB model and $149 for the 4GB/64GB option. The colours available are red, blue and black.
The Redmi 7 slots in below the Redmi Note 7 which was announced way back in January. The Redmi Note 7 has a 1080p display, a Snapdragon 660 instead of a 632, same 4000mAh battery, a type C port, 48MP primary camera and start at $147 for the 3GB/32GB variant.
The Redmi 7 seems like an insane value for the price and I hope that this phone ends up in our shores, just like how we are waiting for the Redmi Note 7.