Xiaomi is set to launch the more powerful version of the recently launched Redmi Note 7, which will go by the moniker Redmi Note 7 Pro.
The phone has already been in the rumor mill, mainly because the Chinese smartphone giant was expected to add some high-end photography hardware in its upcoming midrange device. It’s going to be among the few midrange devices to have a 48 MP primary rear camera, an IMX586 sensor made by Sony to be precise.
If you recall, Xiaomi chose to use a Samsung ISOCELL bright GM1 sensor in the vanilla Redmi Note 7 instead. We can’t say how much improvement Xiaomi is planning to achieve by using a Sony-made sensor, however, the Pro variant’s SD675 chipset will surely help take better shots as compared to the base variant.
While the base Redmi Note 7 has a similar camera set up, it’s still not going to be as powerful as the Redmi 7 Pro – which will come with the powerful Snapdragon 675 processor.
If the chipset’s name sounds unfamiliar, that’s because there aren’t many phones that run the Snapdragon 675 – a photography-focused midrange processor. While Qualcomm has already launched a 700 series chipset – the SD710 – the 675 is still more powerful than the latter, but runs a less capable GPU instead to keep the costs low.
While details relating to the Redmi Note 7 Pro are still scarce, smartphone enthusiasts on Chinese social media channels believe that the phone will be priced somewhere around $220.
As announced by Redmi – which is now an independent subsidiary – the Redmi Note 7 Pro will make its way to the market sometime in February.
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