Redmi Note 7 with 48MP camera and Snapdragon 660 all set to launch in India

Xiaomi unveiled the Redmi Note 7 earlier this month in China, and the device is all set to make its debut in India. The phone is notable for being the first from the brand to feature a 48MP camera, and while the Honor View 20 also has that same camera, the Redmi Note 7 is targeted at the budget segment.

As you'd expect from a Redmi device, the rest of the specs aren't too shabby either. You get a 6.3-inch FHD+ panel with a waterdrop notch and Gorilla Glass 5 protection, 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB memory configurations with a microSD slot, Snapdragon 660, dual VoLTE, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.0, and a 4000mAh battery with Quick Charge 4.

The 48MP camera at the back is joined by a 5MP shooter that provides depth information, and there's a 13MP shooter up front. On the software side of things, the Redmi Note 7 features the latest build of MIUI 10 based on Android 9.0 Pie. Xiaomi posted an upside down tweet to tease the upcoming launch, stating the Redmi Note 7 will make the industry turn on its head.

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With Samsung set to launch the Galaxy M series in India, it's clear that Xiaomi is going on the offensive to protect its lead. With the base variant retailing for under $150 in China, the Redmi Note 7 is in line to continue Xiaomi's unmatched value in this category. There's no mention of an official launch date yet, but Xiaomi doesn't usually wait around once it starts teasing a phone. So get ready to hear more about the Redmi Note 7 in a few weeks.

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.