Redmi Note 7 as well as Samsung Galaxy M30 first sales, Realme 3 launch, Realme 3 Pro’s announcement, and the India debut of Oppo F11 Pro and Oppo F11 were some of the biggest tech news stories this week. Additionally, Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and Galaxy S10e went on sale in the country and the first official trailer for the final season of Game of Thrones was released for the public. So, without further ado, let’s dive into the tech news that mattered this week.
Redmi Note 7 goes on sale in India
Redmi Note 7 finally went on sale for the first time in the country. Although the phone doesn’t have a 48-megapixel camera sensor like its Pro-variant, it is still a very capable smartphone and that doesn’t seem to have gone unnoticed by the consumers. Soon after the first sale earlier this week, Xiaomi claimed on Twitter that the company managed to sell 2,00,000 units of the Redmi Note 7 in a matter of minutes. The Chinese smartphone maker has now scheduled the next sale of the phone for March 13, the same day Redmi Note 7 Pro is set for its first sale in the country.
The Redmi Note 7 is currently offered via Flipkart.com, Mi.com, and Mi Home stores. The company plans to expand the availability to its partner brick-and-mortar stores but there is no fixed date for that right now. To remind you, the Redmi Note 7 price in India is Rs. 9,999 for the 3GB + 32GB version and Rs. 11,999 for the 4GB + 64GB variant. The company is offering the phone in three colours — Onyx Black, Ruby Red, and Sapphire Blue.
In terms of the specifications, the Redmi Note 7 comes with a 6.3-inch full-HD+ screen, 4,000mAh battery, and a fingerprint sensor on the back. The phone also includes a dual rear camera setup that has a 12-megapixel primary sensor along with an f/2.2 lens and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor. There is a 13-megapixel front shooter onboard as well with support for features such as AI Beautify (4.0) and AI Portrait. The Redmi Note 7 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor and packs 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, IR blaster, USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with similar specifications, but Xiaomi has included the Snapdragon 675 SoC on the Redmi Note 7 Pro as well as a 48-megapixel camera sensor on the back with a 5-megapixel depth sensor. The Redmi Note 7 Pro will go on sale in India for the first-time next week. Stay tuned for our Redmi Note 7 Pro review before the first sale.