Just hours ago, Xiaomi unveiled its much-anticipated Redmi Note 7 smartphone at an event in China. The first smartphone to launch under the now-independent Redmi brand, Redmi Note 7 offers a whole bunch of goodies. However, the headlining feature of the mid-range smartphone is its rear camera system, which includes an insane 48-megapixel sensor. And considering the smartphone s starting price of $150 (approximately Rs 10,500), that s, well, incredible. Also Read - Mi Watch Revolve price drop: Xiaomi India offers limited time discount on its flagship watchAlso Read - Xiaomi to now use sound for charging your smartphones without relying on sockets
Now, the 48-megapixel lens of Redmi Note 7 uses a Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM1 sensor. That s indeed great, but Xiaomi is also prepping a more powerful version of its new smartphone. Dubbed Redmi Note 7 Pro, this variant will have a 48-megapixel lens on the back as well, but it ll use Sony s IMX586 sensor. The information was revealed by the company during Redmi Note 7 s launch. Also Read - Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 could launch as a high-end phone with tons of exciting features
As noted by XDA Developers, Sony IMX586 has been made for enhanced low-light photography. It uses pixel binning to combine four adjacent pixels into one for low-light shots. While that does reduce the effective resolution from 48-megapixels to 12-megapixels, it significantly improves the quality of photos shot in dimly-lit conditions. This means that the upcoming Redmi Note 7 Pro will come with a rear camera having great low-light performance.
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The XDA Developers report says that Redmi Note 7 Pro could be launched around the Chinese New Year, which means that the smartphone could arrive as soon as next month. And even though there s no information about the price, considering the unbelievable price tag of Redmi Note 7, it s safe to assume that the Pro variant will launch at an equally (if not more) amazing price.