Xiaomi co-founder Lei Jun has revealed that their new flagship product, the Redmi Note 7 will have watertight seals on all ports, buttons and around camera module. The smartphone was unveiled in China last week and it is the first smartphone that has come out under Xiaomi’s newly formed sub-brand Redmi. These watertight seals will make the phone almost splash-resistant and it will be able to withstand light breeze or accidental drops in water as well. But it hasn’t been IP-certified as water-resistant. The company doesn’t claim any IP-certification in the marketing material as well.
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In a Weibo post, Lei Jun claimed that the Redmi Note 7 comes with a waterproof design on the buttons as well as the ports. All the weak points in the smartphone can let water slip inside, such as the SIM card tray, USB Type-C port, 3.5mm audio jack, buttons, and the camera module but these have been reinforced with watertight seals. Jun also added that they have included a membrane on the loudspeaker which will stop water from seeping inside, but even after all these claims, it hasn’t been certified as water-resistant. The company also maintained the same on the product page for their phone. The page mentioned that the phone is also dust and splash-proof but to a short amount of time and water. It can’t be soaked in water and expected to work and it doesn’t support the working in seriously dusty environments.
The Redmi Note 7 was introduced on January 10 in China, and it comes with a 6.3-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) display and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC. The phone comes with up to 6GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB of inbuilt storage. In addition to this, the Redmi Note 7 comes with a dual-camera setup on the back, a 48-megapixel primary sensor, and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. It also has a 13-megapixel front shooter on the phone.
The specifications of the Redmi include a 4,000mAh battery as well and the usual connectivity options such as WiFi a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth v5.0.
The phone is all set to be available on sale in China from January 15, but no word regarding the international debut of the phone has been revealed yet.