Redmi Note 7S will launch in India today at 12PM
The smartphone is confirmed to feature a 48MP primary sensor
It might be a rebranded version of the Chinese Redmi Note 7
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Redmi has been teasing the launch of its new Redmi Note 7S(₹ 10174 at amazon) smartphone in India for some time now. Today is when we will see the phone become official in the country. Xiaomi has already confirmed that the Redmi Note 7S features a 48MP primary camera setup, it's second phone in India to do so. The company has also revealed the design of its rear panel in an image. Besides this, it's confirmed that the Redmi Note 7S will be available in a red colour variant, feature dual-rear cameras, and come equipped with a fingerprint sensor on the back. Additionally, the device is confirmed to be sold via Flipkart since the online retailer has a banner up for the device.
Redmi is not hosting an event for the phone but will soft launch it in India via a live stream. This could be because the Redmi Note 7S seems to be the Redmi Note 7 that Xiaomi launched in China. The event will be live streamed at 12 PM today via the company’s social media channels, but you can watch it directly from the video embedded below.
While Redmi is yet to reveal complete specifications of the Redmi Note 7S, as we said before, the phone might be a rebranded version of the Redmi Note 7 that was launched in China. The Chinese Redmi Note 7 features a 48MP Samsung ISOCELL GM1 sensor that is coupled with a 5MP depth sensor. On the front, it features a 13MP sensor. Xiaomi launched a watered down version of the phone in India with a 12MP + 2MP dual rear camera setup. Currently, the Redmi Note 7 Pro is the company’s only phone to feature a 48MP camera in India and it uses the Sony IMX 586 sensor to capture 48MP photos.
The Chinese version of the Redmi Note 7 features a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display with a 1080x2340 pixel resolution and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It has a notched display that is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The phone runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC and in China and was launched in 3GB, 4GB and 6GB RAM variants. 32GB and 64GB storage options were included in China and it remains to be seen what variants the phone will be launched in India. Backed by a 4000mAh battery, the handset supports Quick Charge 4. All these specifications of the Chinese Redmi Note 7 variant could match those of the Redmi Note 7S in India.
If the Redmi Note 7S does turn out to be a rebranded version of the Chinese Redmi Note 7, the phone can be expected to be priced somewhere between the Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro. In China, the Redmi Note 7 is priced starting at CNY 999 (Rs 10,200 approx) for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant and goes up to CNY 1,199 (Rs 12,500 approx) for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage model, and CNY 1,399 (Rs 14,500 approx) for the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage option. It is expected to be priced similarly or slightly lower in India.
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