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Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S vs Redmi Note 7 Pro: Price, specifications, features compared

Redmi Note 7S is the latest 48-megapixel camera phone in India. Here’s how it differs from Redmi Note 7 Pro.

Planning to buy Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S?
Planning to buy Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S? (HT Photo)

Xiaomi has launched another 48-megapixel camera phone in India. Targeted at the budget and entry-level mid-range segment, Redmi Note 7S is going to be available at a starting price of 10,999. Redmi Note 7S sits between Xiaomi's Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro. Here's a brief comparison between Redmi Note 7 Pro and the latest Redmi Note 7S.

Price and models

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage is priced at 10,999. The 4GB model with 64GB storage is priced at 12,999.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro base model has 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage and is priced at 13,999. The top-end model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage is priced at 16,999.

Display, design: It's the same

Both Xiaomi Redmi Note 7s and Redmi Note 7 Pro come with a 6.3-inch full HD+ display with dot notch on the front. The two smartphones also come with Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the back and front. On the back it has the same vertically aligned dual-rear camera set up with fingerprint sensor and Redmi branding at the base.

Redmi Note 7S also comes with 48MP camera but a Samsungs sensor.
Redmi Note 7S also comes with 48MP camera but a Samsungs sensor. (HT Photo)

Camera: 48MP camera but different sensors

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S and Redmi Note 7 Pro also share the same set of camera specifications. Both have 48-megapixel and 5-megapixel dual cameras with PDAF, EIS and AI portrait mode. The two 48-megapixel cameras, however, differ in terms of sensors.

Xiaomi Redmi Note Pro has Sony's IMX586 sensor which is also available on OnePlus 7 Pro, Huawei P30 Pro and other premium phones. Redmi Note 7, however, has Samsung's GM1 sensor. On the front the two phones offer 13-megapixel camera.

A closer look at glass finish on Redmi Note 7S
A closer look at glass finish on Redmi Note 7S (HT Photo)

Performance: New chipset

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S comes with an octa-core 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE processor. The Redmi Note 7 Pro model comes with a superior 2.0 GHz octa-core Snapdragon 675 processor. Redmi Note 7S is available 3GB+32GB and 4GB+64GB variants. Redmi Note 7 Pro also offers more powerful options with 4+64GB and 6+128GB variants.

Round up,

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S is essentially a cheaper version of Redmi Note 7 Pro with lesser capable Snapdragon 660 processor and Samsung's camera sensor. The main chipset is not a slouch, though. It powers several mid-range and budget phones like Redmi Note 7, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2, and Vivo V11 Pro among others.