Xiaomi Launches $150 Phone With a 48-megapixel Camera

Posted on January 10, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Android, Hardware with 9 Comments

Xiaomi’s Redmi brand is launching a new flagship device: the Redmi Note 7. This is one of the first devices Redmi is launching independently after it separated from the main Xiaomi brand.

The company’s new Redmi Note 7 is a low-end Android phone focused on markets like India and China. But the device itself comes with a killer feature: a 48-megapixel camera on the back.

That sounds like a pretty amazing camera, and Redmi says the device can make use of all these pixels to take rich pictures, especially at night. The camera can, for example, combine four pixels into one for higher-quality shots at low light. The idea is that the pictures will have 4x the more pixels than the mainstream 12MP cameras.

Xiaomi is promising a lot with the new Redmi Note 7 camera, especially with the smart features on the 13MP front camera that lets you unlock the device with your face, and comes with things like portrait mode/bokeh effect. But still, none of this means the pictures that come out of the camera are actually going to be impressive. As we have seen in the past, software plays a big part, and I highly doubt the camera on a $150 phone can beat top players like the Google Pixel and Apple iPhone. Still, the 48MP camera should be welcome considering the low price of the handset.

In terms of the other specs, the Redmi Note 7 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, up to 6GB of RAM, up to 64GB of storage, a 4000mAh battery with Quick Charge 4 support, and more. It will be available in China on January 15, starting at around $150 for the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant. Redmi plans to make the device available in other markets like India later on.

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