Xiaomi is dropping the flash sales model for its 48MP-toting Redmi Note 7S in India which means potential buyers will be able to buy the phone round the clock now. This is possibly the fastest any Xiaomi phone has been eligible for open sales in India. The Redmi Note 7S was launched on May 20 and is available for buying from Flipkart, Mi.com/in as well as from Mi Home stores and offline stores across India. Price starts at Rs 10,999 for the base variant with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, going all the way to Rs 12,999 for the top-end variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.
The Redmi Note 7S is in fact the original Redmi Note 7 from China. Xiaomi had instead launched a toned-down Redmi Note 7 in India alongside the Redmi Note 7 Pro with a 12MP main camera. Even as the original shipped with a 48MP main camera. Xiaomi has now discontinued the Redmi Note 7 in India following the Redmi Note 7S launch in the country.
The main USP of the Redmi Note 7S is its segment-first 48MP main camera – the Redmi Note 7S is the first phone at its price point to pack a whopping 48MP main camera. The Redmi Note 7S does not have the same 48MP camera sensor as the Redmi Note 7 Pro though. While the Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with a Sony IMX586 sensor, the Redmi Note 7S packs a Samsung GM1 sensor.
Everything else stays the same as the Redmi Note 7. The Redmi Note 7S is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor paired with up to 4GB RAM and up to 64GB storage which is expandable via a hybrid micro-SD card slot. It has a 4,000mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 through USB Type-C. On the software front, the Redmi Note 7S runs Android 9 Pie-based MIUI 10.
The Redmi 7S has a 6.3-inch 1080p+ LTPS display with Xiaomi’s dot notch and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the front as well as on the back.
The 48MP main camera in the Redmi Note 7S is paired with a 5MP secondary sensor for depth sensing aka portrait photography. On the front, the Redmi Note 7S comes with a 13MP camera.