Redmi Note 7S Launched in India With an Upgraded Camera

After selling 2 million units of Redmi Note 7, Xiaomi has decided to put an end to its short-lived market life (at least in India) and introduce a brand-new variant of the phone called Redmi Note 7S.

The regular Redmi Note 7 had a 12MP rear camera unit in India instead of the 48MP sensor on the international version.

The Note 7S comes with the mantra, ‘48MP for everyone’ and is pretty much the same as the regular Redmi Note 7 in other specifications except for the 48MP camera.

Design and Display

Redmi Note 7S features the same design as the original Note 7. It has a glass finish with a gradient design that shows some smudged lines when the light changes. There’s also a capacitive fingerprint sensor and dual sensor camera set up at the back.

Coming to the front there’s a water drop notch on a 6.3-inch full HD+ display, coming in at 409 ppi pixel density and an 81 percent screen to body ratio.

Internal and Storage

Under the hood, there’s an octa-core Snapdragon 660 chipset with an Adreno 512 GPU. The SoC is paired with 3 or 4 GB RAM in combination with 32 or 64 gigs of memory respectively. The memory is expandable to 256 GB via an SD card.

It runs on Android 9.0 Pie topped with MIUI 10.


Coming to the main selling point of this handset, it features a dual sensor rear camera with a 48 MP main sensor that uses Quad Bayer layer technology, delivering 12MP images capturing more light and detail than regular 12MP cameras. The secondary camera is a 5 MP depth sensor.

On the front, there’s a 13 MP single sensor snapper sitting in the U-notch.

Battery and Pricing

In terms of battery, Redmi Note 7S has the same 4,000 mAh unit that supports fast charging up to 18 W however, there’s only a 10W charger included in the box. In case you want faster charging, you will have to buy a fast charger separately.

The phone comes in two variant 3GB/32GB for $158 and the second variant 4GB/64GB for $187.

Redmi Note 7S Specifications

  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260)
  • GPU: Adreno 512
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)
  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie); EMUI 10
  • Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE;
  • Display:
    • IPS LCD capacitive, 16M colors, 6.3 inches, 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 3 GB/4 GB
    • Internal: 32 GB/64 GB
    • Card slot: Yes (up to 256 GB)
  • Camera:
    • Primary: Dual: 48 MP + 5 MP
    • Secondary: 13 MP
  • Connectivity: LTE, USB type-C, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, headphone jack
  • Fingerprint scanner: Yes (rear mounted)
  • Battery: 4000 mAh
  • Price: 3GB/32GB ~ $158, 4GB/64GB ~ $187

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