Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 with 48-megapixel camera: Price and specs on Revu Philippines

Redmi 7, Xiaomi Mi 9 launch nears as they get certified

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Waiting for the official announcement of the Redmi 7? Or perhaps the Xiaomi Mi 9? You’re in luck. There’s an indication that they will be launched sooner than you think.

The two devices from the world’s No. 4 smartphone company — one targeting a different market from the other — have already been certified by Singapore’s IMDA [Info-communications Media Development Authority]. Meaning that as expected, they will be available not just in their native China.

Redmi 7 certified in Singapore via Revu Philippines

Redmi 7, as seen on IMDA
Xiaomi Mi 9 certified in Singapore via Revu Philippines

Xiaomi Mi 9, as seen on IMDA

The certifications do not reveal any specs or features, but expect the Redmi 7 to use a processor not more powerful than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660. It will be cheaper than the Redmi Note 7, after all. According to Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun, the phone will be priced between ¥700 (roughly P5,414 or $104) and ¥800 (P6,188 or $118). Take note that the sub-brand’s Note 7 costs at least ¥999 (P7,697 or $147).

SEE ALSO: Redmi Note 7 vs Samsung Galaxy M20: Which to buy and why and ASUS ZenFone Max M2 vs Redmi Note 7 vs Honor 10 Lite

How about the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 9 flagship model? Lei Jun has revealed that it supports up to 27-watt fast charging. Product director Tang Weng Thomas, on the other hand, has disclosed that it’s designed by the same person behind the Xiaomi Mi 6. An image he allegedly shared on Chinese social-media platform Weibo — now deleted — shows a phone with no rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, suggesting that Xiaomi could have placed it under the screen. A vertically arranged triple-camera module on the back can be seen as well.

Xiaomi Mi 9 picture leak via Revu Philippines

Is this the Xiaomi Mi 9? (via Slashleaks)

Previous reports say the system is composed of a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor paired with 12-megapixel and 3D ToF [time of flight] cameras. Selfies could be courtesy of a 24-megapixel Sony IMX576 sensor.

READ ALSO: Sub-P20,000 (sub-$383) Redmi flagship with SD 855 confirmed by Xiaomi CEO

Other rumored specs of the Xiaomi Mi 8‘s successor include a 6.4-inch display with a waterdrop-style notch at the top, a 3,500mAh battery, a Snapdragon 855 chip, and up to 6GB of RAM.

Via Nashville Chatter

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has 17 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took time off journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy with her babies, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.