Xiaomi’s Little King Kong has been unleashed on China. The Little King Kong, which we assume is the Redmi Note 7, is out in three variants: 3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage, 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage and 6 GB RAM and 64 GB storage.
The device is priced at CNY 999 (roughly Rs 10,000) for the 3 GB RAM, CNY 1,199 (roughly Rs 12,000) for 4 GB RAM and CNY 1,399 (roughly Rs 14,000) for 6 GB RAM.
Redmi, being a budget-friendly smartphone, packs in a surprisingly large 48 MP dual camera (Samsung GM1 sensor) with an f/1.8 lens. The secondary camera has a 5 MP sensor. The dual-camera setup is ‘AI enabled.’
For the selfie camera, the phone features a 13 MP camera with AI features and a portrait mode.
The phone comes with a 6.3-inch display with a Full HD+ resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels and 450 nits of brightness. It also sports a waterdrop notch and thin bezels on the front.
This Little King Kong is powered by a Snapdragon 660 SoC, generally found on mid-range devices, and packs in a 4,000 mAh battery.
The phone offers a Type-C USB charging option at the bottom frame and also comes with support for Qualcomm QuickCharge 4.0. Redmi Note 7 also has a headphone jack.
On the rear, the phone comes with a fingerprint sensor and 2.5D curved glass with gradient colours of pink, blue and black.
The sale of the Redmi Note 7 will begin on 14 January in China. There is no mention of whether the phone might be introduced in other markets.
Xiaomi also announced the coming of the Redmi Note 7 Pro at the event and it is said to sport a 48 MP camera with a Sony IMX586 sensor. The phone is set to launch post the Chinese New Year.
The Redmi Note 7 carries a new logo on the back saying “Redmi by Xiaomi”, with the ‘by Xiaomi’ bit almost invisibly small.