Xiaomi recently launched the Redmi Note 7S in India. The handset comes less than two months after the Redmi Note 7 launch and its pricing has surprised many. If you plan on purchasing the Redmi Note 7S, check out our detailed FAQ surrounding it.
The FAQ will help clear all your doubts surrounding the Redmi Note 7S.
The Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7S are mostly the same phones, with the latter only coming with a different rear camera setup. It is definitely surprising to see Xiaomi replace the Redmi Note 7 with the Redmi Note 7S so soon in India.
Redmi Note 7S FAQ
Q) What are the full specifications of the Redmi Note 7S?
A) The full specs of the handset are as follows:
- Dimensions: 159.2 x 75.2 x 8.1 mm
- Weight: 186g
- Display: 6.3-inch 19.5:9 aspect ratio, FHD+ (2160 x 1080), 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 5
- Chipset: Octa-core Snapdragon 660 chipset clocked at 2.2GHz
- GPU: Adreno 512
- RAM: 3/4GB
- Storage: 32/64GB, Hybrid microSD card slot
- Rear camera:
Primary: 48MP, f/1.8 aperture, Samsung GM1 sensor, LED flash, 1080p @60fps video recording, EIS
Secondary: 5MP depth sensor
- Front camera: 13MP, f/2.0 aperture
- Sensors: Fingerprint scanner (Rear), Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient light sensor, eCompass
- Connectivity: LTE, (Hybrid) Dual-SIM, GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C
- Battery: 4000mAh non-removable
- Others: MIUI 10 based on Android 9.0 Pie
Q) How are the Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7S different?
A) The Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7S are essentially the same phones with their rear camera setup being the only difference. While the Redmi Note 7S features a 48MP GM1 Samsung sensor, the Redmi Note 7 features a 12MP Sony shooter. The GM1 sensor from Samsung is not a true 48MP sensor. In reality, it is a 12MP sensor , and that’s why the Redmi Note 7S clicks photos at 12MP by default.
Q) How is the 48MP camera on the Redmi Note 7 Pro different from the Redmi Note 7S?
A) The Sony IMX586 sensor on the Redmi Note 7 Pro is a superior sensor compared to the GM1 sensor found on the Redmi Note 7S. The former offers better dynamic range, colors, contrast, and the difference between the two is especially visible in low-light and challenging situations.
Q) Will Xiaomi continue to sell the Redmi Note 7 alongside the Redmi Note 7S?
A) No. Xiaomi is discontinuing the Redmi Note 7 in India.
Q) Is the Redmi Note 7S water-resistant?
A) No, but the handset is splash resistant. However, Xiaomi will not honor the standard warranty for any liquid damage.
Q) Is the battery of the handset removable?
A) No, since the Redmi Note 7S features a unibody glass build, the battery and back cover is not removable.
Q) What kind of SIM card slot does the Redmi Note 7 have? Can I use two SIM cards and a microSD card at the same time?
A) The Redmi Note 7S features a hybrid SIM card slot. This means that you can either 1 SIM card and microSD card or 2 SIM cards at any given time. The primary SIM slot accepts microSIM cards, while the secondary slot accepts nanoSIM cards.
Q) Is there an IR blaster on the Redmi Note 7S that can be used to control TVs and other devices?
A) Yes, the Redmi Note 7 features an IR blaster. Coupled with Mi Remote, one can use the IR blaster on the device to control TV, ACs, and other electronic items.
Q) Do you get face unlock on Redmi Note 7S?
Q) Can one record calls on Redmi Note 7S?
A) Yes, one can record calls on the Redmi Note 7S.
Q) Does the Redmi Note 7 feature FM radio?
A) Yes, the Redmi Note 7S features FM radio.
Q) Is the display on the Redmi Note 7S protected by Gorilla Glass?
A) Yes, the 6.3-inch display on the Redmi Note 7S is protected by a 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
Q) Can you lock apps using the fingerprint scanner on the Redmi Note 7S?
A) Yes, you can.
Q) Where is the fingerprint scanner on the Redmi Note 7S located? Is it touch-based?
A) The fingerprint scanner on the Redmi Note 7S is located at the rear, and yes, it is touch based.
Q) How many fingerprints can one register on the phone?
Q) Can you record slow-motion videos on the phone?
A) Yes. It can record slow-mo videos in 1080p@120fps. It can also record Full HD videos at 60fps and since it has EIS, the footage will not be shaky as well.
Q) Can one make native video calls on Redmi Note 7S without using a third-party app?
A) Yes, you can directly make video calls on the Redmi Note 7S without using an app like Google Duo or Skype.
Q) Which version of Android does the handset run?
A) Android 9.0 Pie.
Q) Which version of MIUI does the Redmi Note 7 run?
A) The Redmi Note 7 runs on MIUI 10 out of the box.
Q) Does the Redmi Note 7 support LTE and VoLTe networks? Will a Reliance Jio SIM work on the phone?
A) Yes, it does support LTE and VoLTE out of the box. The Note 7 also has dual-VoLTE support which means one can use two Jio or any two VoLTE networks on the device at the same time.
Q) What about VoLTE support on AirTel’s network?
A) Yes, the Redmi Note 7S support Airtel’s VoLTE network. Xiaomi will also add support for Vodafone’s VoLTE network on the handset with a future software update.
Q) Is fast or Quick charging supported on the Redmi Note 7 Pro?
A) Yes. The Redmi Note 7S has Quick Charge 4.0 support. However, Xiaomi continues to bundle a 10W charger with the device which means one will have to separately investment in a Quick Charge 3.0 or 4.0 charger.
Q) How much free storage space does one get on the Redmi Note 7S out of the box?
A) Almost 21GB of free space
Q) Can you uninstall or disable pre-installed apps on the handset?
A) Yes, you can uninstall or disable some pre-installed apps on the Redmi Note 7, but not all.
Q) What colors are the Redmi Note 7S going to be available in?
A) The handset will be available in Black, Blue, and Red.
Q) What contents do you get inside the retail box of the Redmi Note 7 Pro?
A) You get the phone, a 2A charger, a USB cable, SIM ejector tool, and some regulatory papers. Xiaomi is also bundling a free plastic case with the Redmi Note 7 just like its other recent devices.
Q) Does the handset support USB OTG?
A) Yes, the Redmi Note 7S supports USB On-The-Go. This allows you to connect pen drives, external hard disks directly and other similar devices using an adapter to the device.
Q) When will the Redmi Note 7 launch in India?
A) The Redmi Note 7S goes on sale in India from May 22. It is priced at Rs 10,999 for the 3GB/32GB variant, with the 4GB RAM/64GB variant coming at Rs 12,999.
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