Nine days after we noticed Xiaomi Philippines teasing the Redmi Note 7 for a few minutes, the company has finally confirmed that
(Update, March 20: It’s launched in the Philippines! Read Redmi Note 7 launched in PH with 18 months of warranty.)
In an invite sent to the local media, Xiaomi revealed that the Redmi Note 7 is launching in the Philippines on March 20, a little over two months after it debuted in China as the first product of Redmi since operating independently from Xiaomi.
This phone is considered the cheapest device powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor. In China, the model with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage is priced at only ¥999 (roughly P7,886 or $149). The variant with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, on the other hand, sells for ¥1,399 or P11,044 or $208).
Its official announcement signals a three-way fight with the Samsung Galaxy M20 and the Realme 3. The former has been introduced in the Philippines with a price tag of P10,990 ($208) while Realme’s second product offering in the country, expected to retail for less than P10,000 (less than $189) will become official on March 19.
Redmi Note 7 specs
- 6.3-inch LCD display, 2,340 x 1,080 resolution (19.5:9)
- Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor
- 3GB/6GB RAM
- 32GB/64GB expandable storage
- Dual 48MP and 5MP rear cameras
- 13MP front camera
- Fingerprint reader (rear-mounted)
- 4,000mAh battery with fast charging via Type-C
- MIUI 10 based on Android 9.0 Pie
- Blue, red, and black color variants
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