It’s no secret that the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 punches way about its weight when it comes to specs and features. It comes with an attractive all-glass body with a waterdrop-style notch, a full-HD+ screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, a 48MP rear camera, and 4,000mAh battery. All at around Rs 10,000. As it turns out, you can add one more feature to the list. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 is also water-resistant. Sort of.
Now, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 is technically not a water-resistant device, which means it does not come with any ingress or IP-rating. So, technically you’re not advised to go about throwing yourself in the pool and taking the Redmi Note 7 along with you with the expectation that the phone would have your back at all times. Even though Xiaomi has extended the limited warranty period for the Redmi Note 7 from 12 months to 18 months in China, don’t expect it to cover liquid damage while at it. All of this would be too ridiculous to expect from a device like the Redmi Note 7 that starts at around Rs 10,000. Call it wishful thinking, if you may.
Having said that, Xiaomi has ensured that the Redmi note 7 is a little more water-resistant than competing products around and way above its price range. Company CEO Lei Jun has confirmed that Xiaomi has put in a lot of effort to design watertight seals for all the points considered weak for a smartphone. This means that all the ports and buttons on-board the Redmi Note 7 – SIM card tray, USB Type-C port, 3.5mm jack and the speaker – are protected by watertight seals. These watertight seals, in turn, will ensure your device is protected against accidental spillage and light rain. While not exactly water-resistant, the Redmi Note 7, can survive casual stints with water that everyday life may throw at it: that’s a lot to ask from a device of its class. Adding one more feature to the Redmi Note 7’s spec-sheet.
Here’s a quick recap of the phone’s pricing in China. The Redmi Note 7 has been launched in China at a starting price of CNY 999 (which roughly translates to Rs 10,385) for the base version with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage going all the way to CNY 1,399 (roughly Rs 14,539) for the top-end version with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. There is also a 4GB RAM and 64GB storage version of the Redmi Note 7 that will sell for CNY 1,199 (roughly Rs 12,460).