Xiaomi's Redmi series is by far the fasted selling mid-range phone brand in India. But, this news could be surprising for the customers who recently bought the Redmi Note 7 as it will be phased out very soon. Just Rs. 1,000 apart, the Note 7S sits right between the Rs. 9,999 Redmi Note 7 and the Rs. 11,999 Redmi Note 7 Pro. While it seems like the best way to go, it is a blow on users now using the Redmi Note 7 knowing that a device that is barely 3 months old has been phased out, even though it might continue to get all supports from the firm. Furthermore, in response to a tweet, Anuj Sharma, head of Marketing - Xiaomi India, asserted that "more connected with lifecycle volumes than time". The talking point is actually the expected fast-charging, which will be a first for a Redmi smartphone.
Both the Redmi Note 7 and 7S phones have the same specifications, except for the 48MP camera sensor at the back on the latter. You can even buy the 4GB RAM/64GB storage configuration, which is priced at Rs 12,999. The cheaper model shaves RAM to 3GB and storage to 32GB. It will be on sale starting May 23rd via Flipkart, Mi.com, and Mi Home stores. The 6.3-inch full-HD+ (1080 x 2340 resolution) drop notch display, which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Under the hood, it comes powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Mobile Platform coupled with Kryo 260 CPU and Adreno 512 GPU. The poster also confirms a feature on the device which is the 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor.
For capturing selfies, the handset bears a 13-megapixel front camera, which also supports AI Portrait mode. The Redmi 7S starts at Rs. 10,999 and comes in three colours - Ruby Red, Onyx Black and Sapphire Blue. In terms of connectivity, the Redmi Note 7S includes 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Type-C port, Bluetooth v5, GPS/ A-GPS, a 3.5mm audio jack, IR blaster and more.