The Redmi is back, and with a fresh new look too. After launching in China early January, the Redmi Note 7 is now in Malaysia, with a surprise Redmi 7 in tow. Now a sub-brand under Xiaomi (yes much like Pocophone), the bang-for-buck Redmi line continues Xiaomi’s promise of great products with “honest pricing.”
And the Redmi series is hard to fault. The value smartphone series has single-handedly built Xiaomi’s cult-like status today.
The Redmi Note 7 packs even better hardware, more premium build, spot-on pricing and now with longer warranty.
It sports a 6.3-inch FHD+ Dot Display—Xiaomi’s dew drop notch. The device is reassuringly protected on both sides with Gorilla Glass 5 and the back features a glossy gradient treatment. It does look good, and it’s a step up from its predecessors.
Storage is expandable vi microSD via a hybrid dual-SIM tray.
In the optics department, the phone packs a 48MP f/1.8 main camera that uses Samsung’s GM1 ISOCELL sensor, coupled with a secondary 5MP shooter for depth of field effects. It has EIS and AI scene detection as well as dual-LED flash. The main sensor uses 4-in-1 Super Pixel (1.6 micron pixels) technology to produce better exposed images, even in low light conditions.
The Redmi Note 7 comes with a 4,000mAh battery that charges via USB Type-C. It supports Quick Charge 4 but Redmi is only bundling a standard 10W charger in the box.
What’s interesting is that the Redmi Note 7 is covered by an 18-month warranty instead of the regular 12-month duration. More piece of mind.
The Redmi 7 is the slightly more compact sibling rocking a 6.26-inch Dot Drop display pushing HD+ resolution and protected by Gorilla Glass.
Like the bigger Note 7, it retains the headphone jack and infrared blaster and also packs a hybrid dual-SIM slot.
The phone uses a best-in-class Snapdragon 632 processor mated to up to 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.
The compact device also squeezes in a massive 4,000mAh battery that Xiaomi claims will give you up to 412 hours of standby time and 15 hours of video playback among other things. It charges up via microUSB.
The Redmi Note 7 is available in Space Black, Nebula Red and Sapphire Blue. Pricing is as follows:
- 3GB RAM + 32GB storage – MYR679
- 4GB RAM + 64GB storage – MYR799
- 4GB RAM + 128GB storage – MYR949
- 2GB RAM + 16GB storage – MYR499
- 3GB RAM + 32GB storage – MYR599
For more info, visit Mi Malaysia.