Redmi Note 7 Pro reportedly in the works, to eschew Samsung’s sensor for 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor

Xiaomi’s newest sub-brand – the Redmi held its maiden launch event yesterday in China. Expectedly, the event’s highlight was the unveiling of the brand’s first smartphone – The Redmi Note 7. The Redmi Note 7 is largely a budget phone with a retail price of just 999 RMB that combines the mid-range Snapdragon 660 processor with a high-capacity 4,000mAh battery and impressive 48Mp camera.

While the previous generation of the Redmi Note gets more capable Pro models, Redmi at yesterday only announced the base Redmi Note 7, leaving a big blank space for those expecting the Redmi Note 7 Pro.

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That said, the company isnt entirely skipping the Redmi Note 7 pro as it also mentioned a word or two relating to the Redmi Note 7 Pro. The company at its maiden launch event hinted that it is working on a Pro variant of the newly unveiled Redmi Note 7,  and it could be launched in no distant time.

According to Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun, the Redmi Note 7 pro will also come fitted with a 48MP rear camera but will eschew Samsung’s camera sensor for the 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor.

Sadly, that is about all the company revealed, so we are not sure what other upgrades the Pro model will bring to the table, however, there are indications the device will launch later in February.

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  1. feri ghashang
    January 11, 2019

    they must hurry up
    bcuz the others are coming
    hisense u30
    realme 3
    meizu note 9

    • freedomstolen
      January 11, 2019
      1. Realme does not allow its bootloader to be unlocked. Unless you want to be tied to stock ROMs, this doesn’t make sense, especially when your device is declared end-of-life by the manufacturer.
      2. Meizu’s pricing is far more than how Xiaomi’s undercuts
      3. Hisense will be the only player to watch out for
    • Usuario Androide
      January 12, 2019

      never saw a Hisense phone in my life, Xiaomi, many models.

    • Viyus Avery
      January 13, 2019

      A few years back, no one saw Huawei or Xiaomi phones either, you can’t make a step up without a floor and you can’t fall unless you have altitude

    • rumpeltizkin1
      January 13, 2019

      I don’t understand, I have to pay more to get a phone with unlocked bootloader? which is supposed to come unlocked when you make it? then spend money locking it and charging more to be able to unlock it, leaving it in the natural state again. Welcome to earth, where only smart people live.

    • freedomstolen
      January 13, 2019

      Buying a phone with an unlock-able bootloader does not necessarily mean it has to be expensive. Xiaomi (even low end phones) allow you to unlock the bootloader and OnePlus (now expensive) do the same.