It s been less than two months since Xiaomi launched its Redmi Note 6 Pro smartphone in India. A mid-range smartphone, Redmi Note 6 Pro is an incremental upgrade over the hugely-popular Redmi Note 5 Pro, which Xiaomi launched earlier in 2018. However, it seems that the next entrant in the Redmi Note lineup is going to be quite something.
A smartphone bearing model name Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 has surfaced on popular benchmarking platform Geekbench. The listing mentions the smartphone with scores of 1,462 (single-core), and 4,556 (multi-core), as well as Android Pie (most likely with MIUI 10 baked on top) on-board. However, what s particularly noteworthy is the chipset.
According to Geekbench s listing, Redmi Note 7 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 under the hood. If that s indeed the silicon Xiaomi has chosen for the smartphone, then Redmi Note 7 will be significantly more powerful than its predecessor(s) Redmi Note 6 Pro and Redmi Note 5 Pro which are both powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 636. The listing also shows the smartphone as having (at least) 6GB of RAM.
That s not all. A poster allegedly showing Redmi Note 7 has leaked on Slashleaks, and it all but confirms that the smartphone will have a funky waterdrop notch. The poster also highlights four gradient-style colors of the smartphone, along with glossy back panels. It even mentions January 10 as the date on which Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 will be made official.
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Xiaomi clearly has big plans for the Redmi series, since it s been instrumental in the Chinese company s rapid rise as one of the world s leading smartphone manufacturers. In fact, just last week, Xiaomi made Redmi a separate sub-brand, similar to Huawei s Honor and Oppo s Realme. It seems that Redmi Note 7 will be the first smartphone to launch under the now-separate Redmi brand.