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.