Affordable smartphones are getting better with each release and the launch of the Redmi Note 7 Pro is pure testimony to this statement.
The phone, a superior offering to the standard Redmi Note 7, has its major highlights in the 48MP main camera, a stylish metal and glass build with gradient-like paint jobs, a huge 4000mAh battery that can finally be charged via a USB-C port, and of course, the cool-looking waterdrop-style notch on the expansive 6.3-inch display screen, just to name but a few.
The Redmi Note 7 Pro is undoubtedly the phone that typifies the Redmi Note series. Not only is it beautiful on the outside, but also on the inside as well, with some powerful midrange specs and features that punch above the roof, yet somehow, the company still manages to keep the price on the lower ends of the spectrum.
Let’s check out the rest of the Redmi Note 7 Pro specs:
Redmi Note 7 Pro specs
- 6.3-inch 19.5:9 LCD FHD+ (2340 x 1080) display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor
- 4GB or 6GB RAM
- 64GB or 128GB expandable storage, up to 256GB
- Dual 48MP + 5MP main camera
- 13MP front camera
- 4000mAh battery
- Android 9.0 Pie with MIUI 10
- Extras: Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C, Quick Charge 4, 3.5mm audio jack, Fingerprint (rear-mounted), IR Blaster, AI face unlock, etc.
Design-wise, the Redmi Note 7 and Note 7 Pro are one and the same. They are both crafted from a glass material cut into two pieces that are joined by a plastic frame. Both ends are protected from cracks and scratches by Corning Gorilla Glass 5, which isn’t the latest glass protection tech from the American company, but still one of the best available. The latest version is Gorilla Glass 6 that is mostly found on premium devices like Samsung Galaxy S10 and Xiaomi Mi 9.
The Redmi Note 7 Pro is the first device to come powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor. This chipset is a class above the popular Snapdragon 660 used in the standard Note 7 and to make it even better, Redmi has included up to 6GB RAM and 128GB of expandable storage, figures we are mostly used to see on premium, $700+ phones.
Just so you know, the Note 7 Pro doesn’t have any form of certified dust and water resistance (IP6X) rating, but with its P2i nano-coating, the phone will be able to survive minor splashes but don’t go swimming with it.
Also, it’s worth noting that despite supporting Quick Charge 4, the bundled charger only supports 10W (regular) charging. This means to enjoy fast charging on your Note 7 Pro, you’ll have to purchase a separate charging brick that is compatible with Quick Charge 4.
48MP camera with Super Night mode
The camera is the Redmi Note 7 Pro’s selling point all thanks to a massive 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor on the back paired with a 5MP depth sensing lens. The camera setup includes support for Super Night Mode that debuted with the Mi MIX 3. This mode is here to improve low-light photography, obviously.
Since a 48MP lens will produce photos with significantly large file sizes, Xiaomi says the phone uses a Quad Bayer filter and other super-resolution techniques to output 12MP resolution photos in low-light conditions. How good this is requires real-world use.
Redmi Note 7 pricing and availability
The Redmi Note 7 Pro was unveiled in India alongside the standard Note 7, but the latter will get a week’s head start in the market with the Pro variant arriving on March 13th.
Sold in cool finishes of Nebula Red, Neptune Blue and Space Black, the Note 7 Pro starts at INR 13,999 ($200) for the 4/64GB variant and goes all the way to INR 16,999 ($243) for the 6/128GB variant.
Although Xiaomi hasn’t revealed the availability details of the Note 7 Pro in markets outside India, the Asian sub-continent is usually the first market to receive global variants of Xiaomi Redmi phones.