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The New Redmi Note 7’s Camera is 48MP, That You Wouldn’t Believe It’s This Cheap

Why is it so cheap?!

Our beloved budget tech brand, Xiaomi, touches its 5th year anniversary of operating in Malaysia. And to celebrate that, Xiaomi Malaysia has finally launched the latest addition to the successful Note line - the Redmi Note 7.

Just to be clear, the brand Redmi itself is currently a sub-brand under Xiaomi, but it’s headed by Xiaomi Malaysia for our local market.

Not only did we learn about Note 7 at its launch on March 19, we also got to learn more details about Redmi 7 and a line of cool home gadgets called Mi Smart Sensor Set; a bundle to smartproof anyone’s home even if they’re not a tech person.

So.. what's to know about the Redmi Note 7?

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 is available in 3 versions:
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Check Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 price below:
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  • 3GB RAM + 32GB Internal Storage (Lazada exclusive) = RM 679
  • 4GB RAM + 64GB Internal Storage = RM 799
  • 4GB RAM + 128GB Internal Storage = RM 949

1. Strong body

The Redmi Note 7 is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on both its front and back, which lends its durability against impacts like bad falls and drops. That’s not to say this phone will be unbreakable, but you can rest assured that you won’t suddenly find random cracks on your phone out of your pocket.

2. 48MP camera

For a mid-range option, you’re able to churn up a lot of pixels for such a low price point. How the phone does this is that its 12MP Samsung sensor will process a photo that’s similar to what a 48MP lens produces. This is supported by another Samsung 5MP sensor, completing the dual set up rear cameras.

Meanwhile, its selfie camera is a 13MP sensor. Together with its Snapdragon 660 which natively supports 25MP, the Note 7 has pretty good camera considering the fact that many other phones of this price has less to offer.

3. Strong battery life

Can’t get your eyes off your phone? The Redmi Note 7 is guaranteed to have a standby of 104 hours, 14 hours of web browsing, 14 hours of video playback and a day’s worth of calls. All of this is done with its 4,000mAh battery pack.

4. Only mid-range budget option to offer low-light photography

As crazy or simple as this sounds, Redmi Note 7 is the only budget smartphone (as of its release) in its category to offer a low-light photography mode. Thanks to its big ½” sensor, the phone is expected to capture decent photos in dark settings together with its f/1.8 aperture.

Other camera features you can look forward to include AI portrait and AI scene detection mode.

5. Has IR control

Remember Infrared? Not surprising for a brand that is full of smart home innovations, the Redmi Note 7 follows suit from Xiaomi’s older phones with an IR blaster as well. So pull off some magic and universally control your smart home with just the press of a button from your phone.


Okay. If Redmi Note 7 is so great, why should I choose the Redmi 7?

Xiaomi Redmi 7 is available in 2 versions:
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Check Xiaomi Redmi 7 price below:
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  • 2GB RAM +16GB Internal Storage = RM 499
  • 3GB RAM +32GB Internal Storage = RM 599

1. Price point

Redmi Note 7 is already ridiculously cheap. Well, Redmi 7 is even cheaper, selling from RM 499 onwards! This price is for the 16 GB internal storage with 2 GB RAM model. In case you’re interested, the highest option you can get is the 64 GB storage and 4 GB RAM version.

2. Powerful processor in its class

Made with a fast Octa-core Snapdragon 632, processing tasks such as gaming will be swell. Together with its 6.26′′ HD+ Dot Drop screen, it’ll be long before you remember that the highest-spec Redmi 7 costs just under RM 1,000.

3. Also strong battery life

Do you think a budget phone will die on you quicker? Redmi 7 ensures that you can get by with its 4,000mAh battery pack, which is expected to last like the Redmi Note 7. Whether it’s your main or side phone, you can count on it to last you throughout the day.

4. Higher-end features in a budget phone

For a budget phone, Redmi 7 has a slew of features that are commonly found only in higher-end gadgets. With specifications like an ergonomic 4-sided curved gradient design, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 cover, and the latest Android 9.0 Pie OS, you can bet that you’ll enjoy your Redmi 7 for a long time.

More: Find Out Which Of These 7 Best Xiaomi Phones Are For You

The Xiaomi brand is also synonymous with smart home technology, releasing new innovations on a monthly basis. Xiaomi is proud to release its latest collection of home gadgets to help you further smartproof your home.

Mi Smart Sensor Set

Costing RM 329 per set, you’ll be getting a pair of Motion Sensors, a pair of Window and Door sensors, a Wireless Switch and a Control Hub that acts as a multi-function Zigbee gateway. With those, users can receive security alerts from the Mi Home App on their phone whenever motion is detected at home.

The set also allows for further optimization to set preferential home rules such as when to turn on the air purifier automatically, what mood should the lights be set to, and turning off multiple switches at once. Truly a bundle that offers you way more than what you’re paying for.

Mi Home Security Camera 360°

You can further complement your home security with Xiaomi’s new Mi Home Security Camera 360°. Offering video surveillance with 1080p resolution, the intelligent camera has night vision, motion detection and real-time two-way talk. Retailing for RM 159, it’s surely a great investment for those who are concerned with home security.

As of now, the Mi Sensor Set and Mi Home Security Camera are available in Mi Stores.

Disclaimer: The pricing shown is just a good indication of how much these products are worth. The prices could change based on the e-commerce promotions that are going on. If some of the products are not available, do email us at [email protected]. Thank you!

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