Last week, Xiaomi unveiled the much-anticipated Redmi Note 7 at an event in China. The first smartphone to be launched under the now-independent Redmi sub-brand, Redmi Note 7 has an impressive specifications sheet, especially considering its low base price of $150 (approximately Rs 10,500). However, the mid-range smartphone s standout feature is its dual-lens rear camera system, which comes with an insane 48-megapixel sensor, and a secondary 5-megapixel sensor. Also Read - Redmi Note 9 Pro next sale on July 14: Price in India, offers, specificationsAlso Read - Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 ‘coming soon’ to Amazon India; landing page goes live
In case you ve been wondering how Xiaomi managed to cram so much goodness into the Redmi Note 7, you may want to take a look at a recent teardown video of the smartphone. Originally shared on Chinese instant messaging platform QQ, the video (embedded below) starts off by showing the removal of the smartphone s glossy rear panel. This is followed by the hybrid nanoSIM/microSD tray and the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor s ribbon cable. Undoing a few screws and taking off some thin plates then reveals the primary logic board, as well as other important hardware components. Also Read - Xiaomi shares details about ‘Lite Mode’ in MIUI 12; Here is how to get started
As noted by GSMArena, the video highlights that the Redmi Note 7 s USB Type-C port is on a secondary logic board, which should make it easy to repair/replace. There are also two ribbon cables that go over the smartphone s 4,000mAh battery, connecting the primary board to the secondary board, and components such as the haptic feedback motor. It s also worth mentioning that the smartphone s dual-lens primary camera module is shielded by a single lens cover, which should again make replacements/repairs a bit easier.
Watch: Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Teardown
Talking about specifications, Redmi Note 7 is powered by Qualcomm s Snapdragon 660 SoC, paired with 3GB/4GB/6GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal storage. The smartphone features a 6.3-inch FullHD+ display, with a resolution of 1080×2340 pixels, a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and a waterdrop notch. The software aboard is Android Pie, with MIUI 10 baked on top.
Apart from the above-mentioned dual-lens primary camera system, Xiaomi s Redmi Note 7 features a 13-megapixel sensor up front for selfies and video calls. All standard connectivity options are included in the package as well.