Xiaomi’s popular Redmi Note 7 series received a mid-life update after Xiaomi launched a new version of the device in India earlier today. The company announced the launch of a new device called the Redmi Note 7S in the country which seems to be positioned between the existing Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Note 7 Pro. Xiaomi, however, did not have to try too hard to design this device from the ground up since the Redmi Note 7S seems to be the original Redmi Note 7 model sold in China. The Redmi 7S is slated to go on sale later this week with prices just above the Redmi Note 7 and slightly below the starting price of the Redmi Note 7 Pro.
Let us now take a closer look at the phone.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S: Specifications, Features
The Redmi Note 7S is virtually identical to the lower priced Redmi Note 7 model in almost every other aspect except the camera setup. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC and is offered in two versions in India; a 3GB+32GB version, and a 4GB+64GB version. The display size and resolution of the Redmi Note 7S is the same as that of the Note 7. It gets a large 6.3-inch IPS LCD display with a dot notch at the top for the front camera. This panel has a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels.
Thanks to the similar hardware, the performance of the Redmi Note 7S should be similar to that of the existing Redmi Note 7. Like the other Redmi Note 7 devices, the Note 7S also gets a glass-clad body (Gorilla Glass 5) that exudes premium-ness. In a demo announcing the launch of the phone Xiaomi India head, Manu Kumar Jain can be seen dropping the phone to demonstrate that the Redmi Nte 7S is quite well built. The handset is also water resistant to some extent thanks to a P2i nano-coating on the body that repels water. The handset, however, is not IP certified for water and dust ingression.
The battery capacity of the Redmi Note 7S is identical to the Redmi Note 7 and it comes with the same 4,000 mAh battery used on the latter. This means you also get QuickCharge 4.0 support and a USB Type-C port. Xiaomi, however, does not ship a fast charger inside the box with the phone. What you do get, however, is a durable clear case to protect your phone from falls and scratches.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S: Camera Specifications
The Remi Note 7S uses the same 48-megapixel primary camera sensor that we saw on the Redmi Note 7 Pro with f/1.8 aperture. The secondary rear camera on the device is also the same 5-megapixel unit that is used for depth sensing. At the front, the phone uses a 13-megapixel shooter with support for AI Selfie and a lot of selfie centric modes. As the case is with the Redmi Note 7 Pro, the Redmi Note 7S also gets a potent night mode that can be invoked in low light situations.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S: Price in India, Sale Date
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S is slated to go on sale starting Thursday, May 23, 2019, via Mi.com and Flipkart. The handset will also be made available soon to offline stores across the country. The prices of the two versions that would be on sale are as follows.
The base 3GB RAM version with 32GB of storage has been priced at INR 10,999 while the 4GB RAM variant with 64GB of storage will set you back by INR 12,999. The handset will be sold in three color options; Onyx Black, Sapphire Blue, and Ruby Red.
This pricing puts the Redmi Note 7S sandwiched between the Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Note 7 Pro. The Redmi Note 7S could attract a lot of prospective Redmi Note 7 Pro buyers as well who were willing to spend slightly more just for the 48-megapixel sensor.