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Xiaomi to discontinue Redmi Note 7 in India

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : May 22, 2019, 3:46 pm IST
Updated : May 22, 2019, 3:46 pm IST

The Redmi Note 7S will be set to replace the Note 7, with the latter model being phased out.

The Redmi Note 7 starts at Rs 9,999 while the Redmi Note 7S’ pricing begins at Rs 10,999.
 The Redmi Note 7 starts at Rs 9,999 while the Redmi Note 7S’ pricing begins at Rs 10,999.

Earlier on this week, Xiaomi, under its new sub-brand launched the Redmi Note 7S in India and while it sounds like an interesting prospect for those seeking a 48MP smartphone on a tight budget, this new device encroached on another smartphone from the Note 7 series — the Redmi Note 7. In a bid to strategize its market and more importantly be less confusing for consumers, Xiaomi is now replacing the Redmi Note 7 with the Note 7S.

This bit of information was made available by Xiaomi’s Raghu Reddy and corroborated by the brand’s Product PR representative, Yash Garg.

This news should not come as a shock to most as the handsets are priced pretty similarly and come with nearly identical hardware; with the difference being the cameras that are found on the Note 7S being of superior quality. The Redmi Note 7S comes with 48MP + 5MP shooters on the rear while the Redmi Note 7 comes with 12MP + 2MP cameras on the back.

As far as pricing goes, the Redmi Note 7 starts at Rs 9,999 while the Redmi Note 7S’ pricing begins at Rs 10,999. The 4GB/64GB Redmi Note 7 is priced at Rs 11,999 while the Redmi Note 7S with a similar configuration is priced at Rs 12,999.

With Xiaomi confirming that the Redmi Note 7 will be phased out in favour of the Redmi Note 7S, this effectively aligns it with the brand’s offerings in the Chinese market.

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