tech2 News StaffJan 10, 2019 14:17:49 IST
Xiaomi's Little King Kong has been unleashed on China. The Little King Kong, which we assume is the Redmi Note 7, is out in three variants: 3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage, 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage and 6 GB RAM and 64 GB storage.
The device is priced at CNY 999 (roughly Rs 10,000) for the 3 GB RAM, CNY 1,199 (roughly Rs 12,000) for 4 GB RAM and CNY 1,399 (roughly Rs 14,000) for 6 GB RAM.
Redmi, being a budget-friendly smartphone, packs in a surprisingly large 48 MP dual camera (Samsung GM1 sensor) with an f/1.8 lens. The secondary camera has a 5 MP sensor. The dual-camera setup is 'AI enabled.'
For the selfie camera, the phone features a 13 MP camera with AI features and a portrait mode.
The phone comes with a 6.3-inch display with a Full HD+ resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels and 450 nits of brightness. It also sports a waterdrop notch and thin bezels on the front.
This Little King Kong is powered by a Snapdragon 660 SoC, generally found on mid-range devices, and packs in a 4,000 mAh battery.
The phone offers a Type-C USB charging option at the bottom frame and also comes with support for Qualcomm QuickCharge 4.0. Redmi Note 7 also has a headphone jack.
On the rear, the phone comes with a fingerprint sensor and 2.5D curved glass with gradient colours of pink, blue and black.
The sale of the Redmi Note 7 will begin on 14 January in China. There is no mention of whether the phone might be introduced in other markets.
Xiaomi also announced the coming of the Redmi Note 7 Pro at the event and it is said to sport a 48 MP camera with a Sony IMX586 sensor. The phone is set to launch post the Chinese New Year.
The Redmi Note 7 carries a new logo on the back saying “Redmi by Xiaomi", with the 'by Xiaomi' bit almost invisibly small.
There is no news yet on the announcement made by Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun about the Redmi brand splitting off from Xiaomi.