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The Redmi Note 7 was announced last week featuring the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 with an extremely low price of around £138 in its launch countries, though more like £240 in the UK.

The more powerful Redmi Note 7 Pro is expected to be announced sometime in February (maybe at MWC) and the specifications have recently been revealed online.

The upgraded phone will feature the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 and will likely be the first phone on the market with this chipset. It is the new upper-midrange chip from Qualcomm and initial reports suggest that it not only outperforms the SD660 but also the Snapdragon 710 sitting just above it. In order to keep the chipset affordable Qualcomm have used a slower GPU, less capable ISP and has used a more cost-effective 11nm manufacturing process.

Furthermore, the phone will feature a 48MP similar to its cheaper model but instead of the Samsung, it will now use the Sony IMX586 sensor.

Regarding the differences between the two sensors, there is not a great deal of information and it appears that both are 0.8-micrometer (μm) pixel image sensors,

Both sensors appear to use the same technique of combining four pixels into one. With Samsung it is called Tetracell technology deliver light sensitivity equivalent to that of a 1.6μm-pixel image sensor at 12Mp.

Sony uses Quad Bayer color filter array, where adjacent 2×2 pixels come in the same color, making high-sensitivity shooting possible. During low light shooting, the signals from the four adjacent pixels are added, raising the sensitivity to a level equivalent to that of 1.6 μm pixels (12 megapixels), resulting in bright, low noise images.

So basically the same.

The phone is likely to share all the other specifications from the normal Redmi Note 7

The new phone is believed to be priced around CNY 1,399 – 1,499 range, which translates into around £160  to £175.

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