Redmi Note 7S with a 48-megapixel primary camera sensor is debuting in India on May 20. After some initial teasers, Xiaomi on Thursday formally confirmed that its new 48-megapixel camera phone would be none other than the Redmi Note 7S. The new phone will join the Redmi Note 7 Pro that was launched in the country back in February with a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 camera sensor at the back. Similar to the Redmi Note 7 Pro, the Redmi Note 7S is also likely to come with a dual rear camera setup, however the exact Redmi Note 7S specifications are a mystery at this point. The phone could come as a superior variant of the India Redmi Note 7 version that arrived alongside the Redmi Note 7 Pro earlier this year.
Xiaomi India chief Manu Kumar Jain in a tweet posted on Friday revealed that the Redmi Note 7S would be the next 48-megapixel camera phone in the Redmi Note series in the country. The tweet also confirms the launch date of the new Redmi Note phone that is set for May 20.
As we mentioned, the Redmi Note 7S will be a part of the smartphone family that already has the Redmi Note 7 Pro and Redmi Note 7 as the two latest models. The new phone, however, is likely to sit between the Redmi Note 7 Pro and Redmi Note 7 to attract new customers.
Redmi Note 7S teaser image indicates that design of the phone is likely to be similar to Redmi Note 7/ Redmi Note 7 Pro
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A teaser image posted alongside Jain's tweet confirming the Redmi Note 7S has hinted the presence of a dual rear camera setup on the new handset. The megapixel count of the secondary sensor is yet to be revealed, though.
Alongside the Redmi Note 7S, Xiaomi is also working on a triple camera smartphone -- if we look at a recent teaser. The company also recently teased it would bring a Snapdragon 730 or Snapdragon 730G-powered phone to the country.
To recall, Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7 Pro as its first 48-megapixel camera phone in India back in late February. The smartphone was launched alongside the India-variant of the Redmi Note 7 with a starting price of Rs. 13,999 for the base 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant.
Earlier this week, Xiaomi announced that has sold over two million Redmi Note 7 Pro and Redmi Note 7 smartphone units in India. The company also teased the launch of the Redmi Note 7S at the time of announcing its new achievement.
Details around the price and specifications of the Redmi Note 7S are yet to be revealed. However, considering the company's previous records, it would tease some bits and pieces through its social media channels in the coming days.