Technically not a Xiaomi phone anymore since they have made it its own sub-brand now, the Redmi Note 7 has finally been launched in China.
The phone has launched for just 999 RMB (around £115) but has an exceptionally good specification and premium looking design.
The Redmi Note 7 features the upper mid range Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor with a high-capacity 4,000mAh battery and impressive 48Mp camera.
The basic model comes with 3GB RAM, 32GB storage and costs just CNY999, which is around £115.
It also comes in a 64GB storage option with either 4 or 6GB of ram which is priced at CNY1,199 (around £138) and CNY1399 (around £162) respectively. Importing it to the UK will incur additional costs, and if it is released in the UK officially there will be a larger premium to pay.
If you do import it, make sure you pick up a Global version, as Xiaomi stopped phones made for the Chinese marker running the MIUI Global ROM.
Looking at GearBest the cheapest price is £241.73 and it goes up to £332 but at the moment you can only sign up for an arrival notice.
The new Redmi phone packs a large 6.3in screen with 2.5D curved glass and a tough Gorilla Glass 5 outer layer. It uses a waterdrop notch and has 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 2340×1080 Full-HD+ resolution. The company claims the Redmi Note 7 offers 450cd/m2 brightness, and 1500:1 contrast.
The rear of the phone has a 48MP + 5MP dual-lens AI camera with f/1.8 aperture.
While the megapixel count doesn’t make a good camera, this will surely have to be the best budget camera phone on the market. I hope to review it soon to find out.
Powering the phone is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, which is paired with 3-, 4- or 6GB of RAM and 32- or 64GB of storage this is then upgradable via the second SIM slot using a microSD.
The phone has an impressive 4,000mAh battery which is charged via
USB-C and supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.