Redmi Note 7 Pro Gets New MIUI 10 Update In India, Includes Camera Improvements

Redmi Note 7 Pro is going to get a MIUI 10 Global Stable ROM V10.2.8.0.PFHINXM update. The update will bring a host of camera improvements and the March 2019 Android Security patch. The company has also published Recovery ROM and Fastboot ROM links. 

 To recall, the Redmi Note 7 Pro phone was launched in India first last month, and it was made available in China a week later.

MIUI 10 Global Stable ROM V10.2.8.0.PFHINXM is rolling out to Redmi Note 7 Pro users in India via an over-the-air rollout. The company made the announcement on its MIUI India forums, and has also published Recovery ROM and Fastboot ROM links for manual downloads. It’s worth noting that both these methods will require flashing your phone, so ensure that you backup your data before manually downloading the update.

As per the official changelog shared by Xiaomi, the latest Redmi Note 7 Pro update brings a host of camera upgrades like sharpness improvements in both 48-megapixel and 12-megapixel modes. There are also improvements related to an issue regarding underexposure in the portrait mode, and visibility and image brightness issue in low light details. The update also brings enhancements in indoor AWB (auto white balance).

The update also fixes issues that didn’t allow the screen to light up while using gestures, a screen brightness issue as well, and call-time bubble overlapping issue with notification icons.

Redmi Note 7 Pro price in India is set at ₹13,999 for the 4GB/ 64GB model, while its 6GB/ 128GB variant is priced at Rs. 16,999. It is available in Neptune Blue, Nebula Red, and Space Black colour options on Flipkart, Mi. Com, and Mi Home Stores. Key specifications of the phone include dual camera setup at the back with 48-megapixel primary sensor, a 4,000mAh battery, and Snapdragon 675 SoC.

Xiaomi Mi 9X To Come Up Soon

Xiaomi has been recently working on a new smartphone now. The company started the year with a bash. Within 3 months it has launched several phones like Redmi Note 7, Redmi Note 7 Pro, Mi 9, Mi 9 SE, Redmi 7, and Redmi Go.

Looks like the company is in no mood to stop anytime soon. Xiaomi is reportedly working on a new smartphone under the Mi 9 series aka Mi 9X.

 A post on Chinese microblogging site — Weibo — has revealed all the key specs details about the Mi 9X. Not just specs the expected price of the Mi 9X has also been leaked.

Going by the leak it looks like Xiaomi Mi 9X will be a toned down version of the Mi 9. The leak suggests that Mi 9X will come with dot drop notch, triple cameras on the back, single camera on the front, 48MP main rear camera, and Snapdragon 675 — it is the same processor that powers the Redmi Note 7 Pro. Let’s take a quick look at key specs of the Mi 9X according to the leak.

–The Mi 9X will come with a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with Full HD+ screen resolution and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. This also means that the screen-to-body-ratio of the Mi 9X will be much bigger and suitable for multimedia experience.

–The Mi 9X will include waterdrop notch on the front much like the recently launched Redmi Note 7, Redmi Note 7 Pro, Mi 9, Mi 9 SE, and Redmi 7.

The leak suggests that the phone will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor.

–The Weibo post has revealed only one variant of the phone with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. There may be other variants too.

–On the rear panel the phone is said to include triple camera setup where the primary sensor will be of 48MP, secondary will be a 13MP sensor for ultrawide shots and an 8MP sensor for depth or portrait clicks. The 48MP camera is tipped to use Sony IMX586 sensor.

–On the front, the Mi 9X is tipped to come packed with a 32MP selfie shooter. The selfie camera will sit inside the dot drop notch.

–The Mi 9X is said to come packed with 3300mAh battery with 18W Quick Charge 4+ fast charging support.

In addition to the specs, the Weibo post has also revealed that the expected starting price of the Xiaomi 9X. The phone is said to launch at a starting price of CNY 1,699 — which roughly translates to around Rs 17,500. The Mi 9X is expected to launch in China first and later may be followed by other markets. Considering the Mi series doesn’t launch in India, the Mi 9X may also not come to the country.

Xiaomi Reveals Redmi Note 7 Pro Exclusive In India, China

The Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi has revealed that the Redmi Note 7 Pro will not launch in countries other than India and China. 

Xiaomi’s Regional Director for Southeast Asia, John Chen vaguely announced that it’s a ‘product strategy’. The Redmi Note 7, on the other hand, has been launched in other countries, apart from India and China.

 India, particularly, has been a very important market for Xiaomi, where its growth has been phenomenal in the recent years.

Chen took to Facebook to make this announcement. He says, “As much as I would like to, I regret to inform everyone that Redmi Note 7 Pro will NOT have the official international version releasing to countries other than China and India due to our product strategy. Nonetheless, our newly released Redmi Note 7 starting from THB 4999 or PHP 7990 is the best value for money smartphone with 48MP camera in the market. We welcome everyone to test and try out. We will be bringing more exciting new products with best value to you soon. Stay with us for more updates.”

Earlier this month, Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7 Pro in India, making it the first market to get the smartphone. It was later launched in China, and its India price starts Rs. 13,999 for the 4GB + 64GB variant, whereas the 6GB + 128GB version will be offered at Rs. 16,999. It is available in three colours – Neptune Blue, Nebula Red, and Space Black – via Mi.com, Flipkart, and Mi Home stores, with select offline retailers to follow.

Xiaomi looks to expand its offline presence in India by increasing its Mi Store to 5,0000 by the end of 2019. The Chinese giant, with 28.9 per cent market share led the Indian smartphone market in 2018, followed by South Korean brand Samsung at 22.4 percent and Vivo at 10 percent, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) report.

Redmi Note 7 Pro specifications

The Redmi Note 7 Pro sports the same “Aura Design” as the Redmi Note 7 as well as the same 6.3-inch Full-HD+ screen with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and waterdrop-style notch (aka Dot Notch). Both front and back of the phone are covered by 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 5 for added durability. The smartphone is powered by 11nm manufacturing process-based octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC, coupled with 4GB/ 6GB of RAM, and 64GB/ 128GB of inbuilt storage with a microSD card slot (up to 256GB).

Among other specifications, the Redmi Note 7 Pro packs a dual camera setup on the back that includes a 48-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.79 lens and a 5-megapixel secondary depth sensor. The company has also added a number of artificial intelligence (AI) powered features in the camera app of the phone, including AI scene detection, AI Portrait 2.0, and Night mode. Additionally, there is a 13-megapixel front shooter on the phone as well as support for 4K video recording on the rear camera.

The phone runs on Android Pie-based MIUI 10 and the company says that it has added enhanced system optimisations in the Redmi Note 7 Pro, which, Xiaomi claims, provide 10 percent faster system responsiveness. It has also included a 4,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 4.0 support in the phone.

Further, you will get a rear fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C port, 3.5mm audio jack, and dual-SIM support (hybrid). In terms of the connectivity capabilities, the Redmi Note 7 Pro gets 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0, and Infrared.

Redmi Go To Be Ready For Sale On Flipkart, Mi.com At 12 Noon Today

Redmi Go was recently launched in India and now its first sale is to begin on Flipkart and Mi.Com today. It is the first phone from Xiaomi which runs on the Android Go operating system.

The Redmi Go packs a 3,000mAh battery, an HD display, a dedicated microSD card slot, and comes with support for over 20 Indian languages. There’s also Google Assistant support in Hindi as well as Hinglish in the Redmi Go smartphone.

 

The Redmi Go phone will go on sale on Flipkart, Mi.com, and Mi Home stores from 12pm (noon) IST today. We recommend interested buyers should register and fill in address and payment details beforehand.

Redmi Go price in India

The Redmi Go price in India has been set at Rs. 4,499 for the 1GB RAM/ 8GB inbuilt storage variant. For now, the 1GB RAM/ 16GB inbuilt storage variant has not been launched in the country. It will be made available in two colour variants — Black and Blue.

 

Redmi Go launch offers include up to Rs. 2,200 Jio cashback and up to 100GB free. Flipkart has also listed no-cost EMI options and extra 5 percent off with Axis Bank Buzz credit card.

 

Redmi Go specifications

 

The dual-SIM (Nano) Redmi Go runs Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition) and sports a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display. It is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC, coupled with 1GB of RAM and the Adreno 308 GPU. Xiaomi has announced a single inbuilt storage variants of the Redmi Go in India – 8GB – and it is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB) with its own dedicated slot. Users also get unlimited storage on Google Photos in high quality resolution, said to be a first in the segment.

 

The Redmi Go features an 8-megapixel rear camera with 1.12-micron pixels, an f/2.0 aperture, and a single LED flash module. The company is also touting full-HD video recording, apart from HDR features, real-time filters, and smart scene detection. On the front, the Redmi Go bears a 5-megapixel camera, with 1.12-micron pixels and an f/2.2 aperture. HDR features for the front camera were also touted – said to be a feature that’s new for the entry-level segment.

 

  • Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The Redmi Go measures 140.4×70.1×8.35mm and weighs 137 grams. It runs on a 3,000mAh battery that the company touts can provide a standby time up to 10 days.

Xiaomi Releases Redmi Go, Redmi Note 7 Kernel Sources

Xiaomi recently launched the Redmi Note 7 Pro, Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Go in India. The Redmi Note 7 Pro and Note 7 was discussed largely due to their respective price ranges by offering excellent hardware at aggressive prices.

 

Xiaomi launched a slightly altered variant of the Redmi Note 7 in India which sports a 12-megapixel primary camera compared to the Redmi Note 7 with a 48-megapixel camera that it launched in China. The Redmi Go which launched a couple of days ago is Xiaomi’s first Android Go smartphone which sports an affordable price tag of Rs. 4,499.

 

Xiaomi has now released kernel source for both the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 (codename: lavender) and Redmi Go (codename: tiare), which was first spotted by XDA Developers. With Xiaomi releasing kernel source for these devices developers can get to work like porting TWRP custom recovery for these devices.

 

With a custom recovery, users who like to tinker with their smartphones will be able to flash different ROMs on their devices. Since developers are already building a custom TWRP recovery for the Redmi Note 7, this should help with a stable version of the custom recovery. Xiaomi hasn’t released kernel source for the popular Redmi Note 7 Pro yet, but we are hoping that it is released soon.

 

The Redmi Note 7 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC and has two variants, 3GB RAM /32GB storage and 4GB RAM/ 64GB of storage. It launched with MIUI 10 on top of Android 9 Pie and soon got a software update to enhance low-light camera performance. Xiaomi’s Redmi Go is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC and has a single variant with 1GB RAM and 8GB of storage.

Xiaomi To Sell 4 Million Redmi Note 7 Units By March End

The Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi had introduced the Redmi Note 7 on January 10. The brand’s president had later acknowledged that his team will bring out 1 million phones in its first month of sales. After reaching the milestone on domestic soil, the phone eventually rolled to India and Europe, and now it is aiming to reach 4 million sales by the end of March.

Lei Jun, the Xiaomi CEO, posted the forecast on Weibo, which was part of the annual results conference of the company. Doing the quick math, it appears Redmi is selling 50,000 Note 7 smartphones every single day. Industry officials compare the success with the Honor 8X story where it shipped 10 million devices globally, making it one of the most remarkable campaigns for a midranger.

The 4 million milestone was likely reached by adding the Redmi Note 7 Pro numbers, but that’s still an impressive achievement. The total number for the new Redmi series is likely to grow even more with the arrival of Redmi 7 which will hit the market for its first flash sale in six days.

Redmi Note 7 Pro To Be Available For Sale In India On Wednesday For The First Time

Redmi Note 7 Pro will be available for sale for the first time in India on Wednesday. The company will make the smartphone available in the country through Flipkart, Mi. com and Mi Home stores. 

Xiaomi will begin the sale at 12pm IST. 

To recall, the Redmi Note 7 Pro was launched in the Indian market earlier this month with a dual rear camera setup and a waterdrop-style display notch. The Redmi Note 7 Pro is also powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC. Alongside the Redmi Note 7 Pro, Xiaomi brought the Redmi Note 7 that went on sale in the country for the first time last week will be available for the second time at the sale later today.

Redmi Note 7 Pro price in India, launch offers

The Redmi Note 7 Pro price in India has been set at Rs. 13,999 for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage model, while its 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage option is priced at Rs. 16,999. The phone will be available for purchase through Flipkart, Mi. com and Mi Home stores in the country starting 12pm (Noon) IST today. Moreover, it will come in Neptune Blue, Nebula Red, and Space Black colour options.

Launch offers on the Redmi Note 7 Pro include up to 1,120GB of 4G data, unlimited voice calling, and Airtel Thanks  benefits specifically for Airtel customers. Xiaomj also tied up with Reliance Jio  to provide double data benefit offers for specifically Jio Prime users.

As we mentioned, alongside the Redmi Note 7 Pro, the Redmi Note 7 will also be available for purchase during the sale taking place later today. Xiaomi had claimed to sold over 2,00,000 units of the Redmi Note 7 during its first sale hosted last week.

Both the Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro were notably launched n India earlier this month.

Redmi Note 7 Pro specifications

The dual-SIM (Nano) Redmi Note 7 Pro runs Android 9 Pie with MIUI 10. The phone also has a features a 6.3-inch full-HD+ display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and waterdrop-style display notch that Xiaomi calls Dot Notch. Under the hood, there is an 11nm, octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC, paired with 4GB/ 6GB RAM options and 64GB/ 128GB of onboard storage options. Both are expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB).

For photos and videos, the Redmi Note 7 Pro sports a dual rear camera setup that includes a 48-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.79 lens and a 5-megapixel secondary depth sensor. There is also a 13-megapixel camera sensor at the front.

Redmi Note 7 Pro Preview 

The rear camera setup supports a list of artificial intelligence (AI) powered features, such as AI scene detection, AI Portrait 2.0, and a Night mode. It also offers 4K video recording.

Connectivity options on the Redmi Note 7 Pro include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C port, and 3.5mm headphone jack. There is also a fingerprint sensor at the back. Besides, the phone packs a 4,000mAh battery that supports Quick Charge 4.0.

Redmi Note 7 Likely To Arrive With Redmi Note 7 Pro In China

Redmi 7 may likely come with the Redmi Note 7 Pro launch in China on 18th of March this year, said the company’s General Manager Lu Weibing. The all new Redmi Note 7 was so far into rumours and leaks until recently it was spotted on TENAA with model number M1810F6LE. 

The TENAA listing of the Redmi 7 revealed its key specifications that include a 6.26-inch HD+ display, 3,900mAh battery, and Android Pie. The new model will notably come as the successor to the Redmi 6 that Xiaomi launched last year.

Weibing in a Weibo post mentioned that alongside the Redmi Note 7 Pro, Xiaomi is set to launch a new product. This is quite likely to be the Redmi 7 that will debut as the successor to the Redmi 6.

Notably, Xiaomi earlier this month confirmed that it will launch the Redmi Note 7 Pro in China on March 18. Weibing also in an earlier post hinted at some “more surprises” on the China model that came with the Redmi Note 7 Pro in India last month. The executive didn’t reveal the surprises in detail, though.

Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun in a separate post on Weibo has asked Redmi users to share their expectations for the Redmi 7. Jun also reshared his previous post revealing the price of the Redmi 7. That post was published in January, and it essentially mentioned that the Redmi 7 would be priced between CNY 700 (roughly Rs. 7,300) and CNY 800 (roughly Rs. 8,300).

Teasing the features, Jun while responding to users on his Weibo post said that the Redmi 7 would come with a 3.5mm headphone jack, infrared (IR) blaster, and a large battery pack.

If we look at the TENAA listing that was spotted last week, the Redmi 7 will come in a list of colour options, including Black, Blue, Green, Grey, Pink, Purple, Red, and White. The listing also specified that the phone comes with an octa-core processor that is clocked at 1.8GHz, coupled with 2GB, 3GB, and 4GB RAM options. There is also a mentioning of 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB of onboard storage options along with microSD card support. Moreover, the phone is found to have a dual rear camera setup that includes a 12-megapixel primary sensor and an 8-megapixel secondary sensor.

On the part of other specifications, the Xiaomi phone on TENAA was found to have a 6.26-inch HD+ (720×1520 pixels) display and include a 3,900mAh battery. Also, it runs Android 9 Pie with MIUI on top. A hands-on video recently mentioned that the Redmi 7 will come with a Snapdragon 632 SoC.

The phone listed on TENAA measures 158.65×76.43×8.47mm and weighs 180 grams. Besides, it early images on TENAA revealed the presence of a waterdrop-style display notch.

Reliance Jio Offers Double Data Benefits On Redmi Note 7, Note 7 Pro

Following Airtel’s recent announcement, now Reliance Jio has revealed that Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro buyers will be able to get double benefits on all recharges of Rs. 198 or above on its network. 

In addition to the double data, the Jio users with Redmi Note Series phones will also get cashback vouchers worth Rs. 2,400 in MyJio application with the Rs. 299 Jio recharge. Airtel also offers free double data benefits on select Airtel recharge packs as well as Airtel Thanks Benefits to the Redmi Note 7 Series buyers.

If the past double data benefit offers are any indication that Jio users will need Prime membership to avail the double data benefit offer on the Redmi Note 7 or Redmi Note7 Pro smartphones. Also, Redmi Note 7 Series owners will get the double data benefits for only four recharges.

How to claim Jio double data benefits on Redmi Note 7, Redmi Note 7 Pro ? 

  • To claim the Jio double data benefits, the owners of the Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro smartphones will have to perform a recharge of Rs. 198 or above.
  • Once the recharge is complete, they will receive the double data voucher
  • To get the double data in their account, the users will need to redeem the voucher by going into the MyJio app.

It is important to note here that no matter when you redeem the voucher, the validity of the double data will be same as the validity of your original recharge.

To recall, Xiaomi had launched the Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 smartphones in India last week. The Redmi Note 7 is all set to go on sale for the first time tomorrow i.e., March 6 via Flipkart, Mi.com, and Mi Home stores. On the other hand, the Redmi Note 7 Pro will be available starting March 13.

The company has priced the Redmi Note 7 starting Rs. 9,999 for the 3GB + 32GB version. The 4GB + 64GB model will carry a price tag of Rs. 11,999, whereas the Redmi Note 7 Pro will start at Rs. 13,999 for the 4GB + 64GB variant and the 6GB + 128GB version will be offered at Rs. 16,999.