Redmi Note 7 Kitchen Knife Slash Test Demonstrates Screen Durability

The first 'Redmi by Xiaomi' smartphone is more durable than you might think.


At an event held in Beijing yesterday, Xiaomi unveiled its first smartphone under the ‘Redmi by Xiaomi’ sub-brand, dubbed Redmi Note 7. Apart from being the first smartphone to be launched under the new sub-brand, it also happens to be the company’s first device to sport a 48-megapixel rear camera. A day after its launch, a video has been posted on Weibo showing the impressive durability of the smartphone’s display.

Redmi Note 7 Passes Kitchen Knife Slash Test With Flying Colors

The video posted on Weibo shows a person using a kitchen knife to slash three different fruits on top of the Redmi Note 7’s display. Thanks to Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, the Redmi Note 7 display is able to pass the test without any kind of damage or scratches. The Redmi Note 7 is actually the first Redmi smartphone to feature a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the front. As demonstrated by the test, the Redmi Note 7 not only boasts a significantly higher screen-to-body ratio compared to the previous generation Redmi smartphones but is also more durable.

Redmi Note 7 sports a 6.3-inch IPS LCD display with 1080 x 2340 pixels Full HD+ resolution and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. According to the company, the display panel covers 84% of the NTSC color gamut and offers an impressive 1500:1 contrast ratio. It runs on an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE processor clocked at up to 2.2 GHz with an Adreno 512 GPU handling the graphics. In the memory department, Redmi Note 7 will be available in three configurations: 3GB RAM + 32GB storage, 4GB RAM + 64GB storage, and 6GB RAM + 64GB storage.

The key highlight of the new budget Android smartphone is its 48MP rear camera, which has been coupled with an f/1.8 aperture. Along with the 48MP sensor, the Redmi Note 7 also features a 5MP secondary camera at the rear. For selfies, the handset includes a 13MP snapper on the front. Connectivity features include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, USB Type-C, and Dual 4G VoLTE. The smartphone is fueled by a 4000mAh capacity battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 support. On the software front, Redmi Note 7 will ship with Android 9.0 Pie-based MIUI 10 out of the box.