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Just like Honor is a sub-brand to Huawei, Xiaomi’s Redmi is now operated independently. And the new brand’s first big move is the newly announced Redmi Note 7.
The phone shares a number of traits with the early 2019 smartphones we’ve seen thus far: a large rear camera sensor, a large teardrop-notch screen, and a fairly modest price.
To put some numbers to these, there’s a 48MP snapper — the sensor’s made by Sony, not Samsung this time around — alongside a 5MP sensor at the rear for depth info.
Up front, the phone’s teardrop notch is top and centre of the 6.3 inch screen and houses its 13MP selfie camera.
Internally, the Snapdragon 660 with a choice of 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage, 4GB/64GB and 6GB/64GB, while a 4000mAh battery powers it all. There’s also a microSD card slot.
The Redmi Note 7 sports a headphone jack as well as USB-C for data and charging, and an infrared blaster for covertly changing TV channels in bars.
All this will cost those in China initially a cool US$150. The top spec version will be US$60 more.
There’s no word on whether the Redmi Note 7 will make it to South Africa in any official capacity.
Feature image: Donovan Sung via Twitter