When you think of sub Rs. 15,000 smartphone, the one name that really jumps out of the lot is that of the Redmi Note series. The series has become the iPhone of the budget segment — you can love it, you can hate it but you cannot ignore it. And it gets comparable attention, too.
Well, the company has now added another Note to the family, the Redmi Note 7 and the Pro in particular brought a couple of surprises along with it. Not least of which was a massive 48 megapixel camera! So, here are seven Note-able things about the Redmi Note 7 Pro:
Taking a camera leap
There was a time when Xiaomi’s Redmi Note series was popular for a lot of things: the solid build, the strong spec sheet (as compared to the competition at the given price), and the price itself. But if there was one area where the Note series was criticised a little, it was in the camera department. But even that changed with the years. So much so, that now, one of the biggest USPs of the Note 7 Pro is its camera.
The device sports a dual camera setup with a 48 megapixel Sony sensor as the main sensor, bundled with a 4-in-1 Super Pixel and an f/1.79 lens. Making it the most affordable device to not only boast a 48 megapixel sensor but that too a Sony one.
A mighty Snap-dragon
Making the Pro a pro, is the chipset that powers it. The suffix attached to the name is not just another show pony but actually adds muscle to the name. The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 chipset, which we have seen in relatively higher end smartphones such as Vivo V15 Pro.
The smartphone is available in two variants, 4 GB/ 64 GB and 6 GB/ 128 GB versions. This means, the Note 7 Pro is not only picking up a fight with smartphones in its own league but is also messing with the big guys around the block.
Note-rella finally got its glass back
It has been a while since the design train for smartphones arrived at the glass-body station and guess who just got on board? The Redmi Note series.
With the Note 7 Pro, Xiaomi has finally taken the glass route. The device wears glass on both front and back, with a 6.3 inch full HD+ display in front, and a beautiful gradient finish on the back, topped with a layer of Gorilla Glass 5 for protection. So, those drops and scratches are not going to make your heart stop!
A dot for a notch
Poor notches have been a subject of criticism for a while now. But companies have been working their way around that to shrink them further down. That effort reflects in the design of the Note 7 Pro as the device comes with a Water Drop notch on the front, taking the design of the smartphone up a notch (pun intended).
Moving from B to C
All this while the Xiaomi Redmi Note series held the hands of the micro USB port very firmly. But with the launch of the Note 7 Pro, that relationship has finally come to an end.
The Redmi Note 7 Pro is the first Redmi phone that comes with a USB Type C port. This comes with the promise of hassle-free port operations and relatively faster data transmission.
Speedy charging to the mix
The Note series has been synonymous with big batteries. Some might even say that it was the Note series that introduced the concept of 4,000 mAh batteries to the smartphone world.
While the Note 7 Pro comes with a 4,000 mAh battery, it also comes with support for Quick Charge 4.0. This means that massive battery is now going to get charged even faster.
A price tag that’s a headache to the competition
The spec sheet of the Note 7 Pro delivers aces but that is not the only highlight that the smartphone comes with. One of the major USPs of the device is the price of the smartphone.
The 48 megapixel Sony sensor, the Snapdragon 675 processor, that glass body, and the 6.3 inch full HD+ display with a dot notch comes with a price tag of Rs. 13,999 for the 4 GB/ 64 GB version and the 6 GB /128 GB variant will cost you Rs. 16,999.
Killer, eh? We will be doing a Kunzum Seven Point Summary to let you know how all those megapixels work in real life!