Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7 last week for CNY 999 (roughly Rs. 10,400). Now the Chinese manufacturer is planning to bring in a more powerful version of the Redmi Note 7 and will be called the Redmi Note 7 Pro. The latest Redmi Note 7 Pro is slated to hit markets by February 2019, according to an announcement made by Redmi.
The information about the upcoming Redmi Note 7 Pro comes from the innards of Chinese social website Weibo. The posting on the Weibo page has revealed some of the specs for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 successor. The Redmi Note 7 Pro is also tipped to get a 48-megapixel camera unit which will be powered by the Sony IMX586 sensor. The Redmi Note 7 when compared to the upcoming Redmi Note 7 Pro uses a different sensor unit – Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM1 sensor. Also, the Redmi Note 7 Pro will be powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 chipset. The battery details for the Redmi Note 7 Pro has not been revealed yet.
The Snapdragon 675 chipset is expected to be a slightly more powerful version of the Snapdragon 710, but in order to cut costs and keep them low, Qualcomm has put in a slower GPU, a lesser rated ISP and used the more cost-efficient 11nm manufacturing process for the Snapdragon 675.
The pricing for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro has not been revealed yet, but we can expect the smartphone to be priced at around CNY 1,299-1,499 range (around Rs. 13,500 to Rs. 15,700), according to the post on Weibo.
The Redmi Note 7 was launched last week and Xiaomi has claimed that they are looking to sell one million units of the Redmi Note 7 in January alone. We think this is a huge number, but considering the specs, and the price, Xiaomi may just well reach very close to their claimed figure, which is a feat in itself.