The Redmi Note 7-series has seen a resounding success in India, and in a bid to continue that momentum, Xiaomi has added a third smartphone in the portfolio – the Redmi Note 7S. Acting as a connecting link between the Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Note 7 Pro, the Redmi Note 7S has been launched in India at a starting price of 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 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 – that uses software interpolation to produce high-quality 48MP resolution photos instead of supporting them natively like the Sony IMX586.
Xiaomi is touting the low-light capabilities of the Redmi Note 7S’ 48MP main camera (the Redmi Note 7S also supports Xiaomi’s steady handheld night mode for enhanced low light photography), in addition to its ability to produce photos with lots of detail – both of which are a key highlight of the Samsung GM1 sensor.
The 48MP main camera 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.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S specs and features
You can say that the Redmi Note 7S is a ‘super-charged’ Redmi Note 7 when it comes to photography elements. But the rest of the phone is the same deal – that includes the design as well as the core hardware.
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 packs a 4,000mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 through USB Type-C (Xiaomi isn’t bundling a fast charger in the box). 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 Redmi Note 7S will be available in Onyx Black, Ruby Red and Sapphire Blue.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S India price and availability
Xiaomi has launched the Redmi Note 7S in India at a starting price of 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 will be available for buying in India from May 23 from Flipkart, Mi.com/in as well as from Mi Home stores – the Redmi Note 7S will be available for buying from offline stores across India from May 24.