Xiaomi Corp. is looking to expressively grow its market share in the Philippines this 2019 with the launch of its latest mid-range smartphone Redmi Note 7.
Country Manager Peaker Gao of Xiaomi Philippines stated Redmi Note 7 offers a “flagship-level” experience with its large full-screen display and powerful 48-megapixel (MP) rear camera.
“I believe Redmi Note 7 has no competition. This model will be the mid-range king,” he told after the smartphone’s launch at a mall on Wednesday.
Price of Redmi Note 7 starts at P7,990 for the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage version up to P11,490 for the 4GB+128GB version.
The mid-ranged smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset with 2.2GHz maximum clock speed. It has a 6.3-inch “dot drop” display protected with the Corning Gorilla Glass 5, and a reflective glass back design.
Redmi Note 7 has a 48MP+5MP rear dual camera that lets users to take clear and detailed shots. It has the latest half-inch Samsung GM1 sensor with ISOCELL Plus technology and 48 million physical pixels.
Gao distinguished the sensor uses the 4-in-1 Super pixel technology, allowing the rear camera to capture ultra-detailed shots even during low-light conditions. Users who love taking selfies, Redmi Note 7 also has a 13MP front camera with AI beautify and AI portrait mode.
He emphasized the new smartphone’s specs are better than mid-range phones of rivals such as Huawei Y9 Pro 2019 and Samsung M20.
“Redmi Note 7, if we compare to the competitors, our specs are much higher but price is much lower. It’s possible because this is the Xiaomi culture, we always do it this way. We want every customer to buy our new technology. That’s why our slogan is ‘Bring innovation to everyone,’” he stated.
Gao said the company has grown “very fast” in the country, since it opened its first Mi Store last year. He highlighted sales of Xiaomi phones and other products have also increased through online platforms like Lazada Philippines.
Redmi Note 7 comes in Space Black, Neptune Blue, and Nebula Red, and will go on sale on March 27 exclusively at Lazada Philippines and Mi Stores only.
As an added bonus, Gao concluded Xiaomi will also provide an 18-month warranty for the Redmi Note 7 in the Philippines.