Redmi Note 7 Pro First Sale, Android Q Beta Released, Huawei Nova 4e Launch, and More News This Week
Posted by Aijaz Rather on 17th March 2019
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Redmi Note 7 Pro First Sale, Android Q Beta Released, Huawei Nova 4e Launch, and More News This Week


HIGHLIGHTS
The Redmi Note 7 Pro’s biggest highlight is its 48-megapixel camera

Android Q’s first beta is now out for select devices

Huawei had several announcements to make this week as well

Redmi Note 7 Pro saw its first sale in the country this week, and besides the fact that it went out of stock in seconds, other major news this week included the release of the first Android Q beta, the launch of the new budget Asus ZenFone Max Shot and ZenFone Max Plus M2, while the Huawei Nova 4e was also unveiled. YouTube Music and YouTube Premium also made their way to India this week, while Jio reintroduced its Celebrations Pack with free data, and Samsung took on Xiaomi in the affordable 4K TV segment. Redmi Note 7 Pro first sale in India The Redmi Note 7 Pro (Review) this week went on sale on Wednesday alongside its more affordable sibling – the Redmi Note 7 ₹ 11,850 – which was going on sale for the second time in the country. The smartphone went out of stock in seconds, the company’s India chief Manu Kumar Jain revealed in a social media post soon after. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro was on sale via Flipkart, Mi.com, and Mi Home stores. The biggest highlight of the Redmi Note 7 Pro is of course the 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor on its dual rear camera setup, apart from the Snapdragon 675 SoC. It is priced at Rs. 13,999 for the 4GB/ 64GB variant, and Rs. 16,999 for the 6GB/ 128GB variant. The Redmi Note 7, which also went on sale alongside the Redmi Note 7 Pro, is priced at Rs. 9,999 for the 3GB/ 32GB variant, and Rs. 11,999 for the 4GB/ 64GB variant. While we’re on the topic of Xiaomi, let’s discuss the anticipated Redmi 7. The Chinese electronics company is set to launch its next budget model in the coming week at an event on March 18 in China, alongside the Chinese variant of the Redmi Note 7 Pro. While the latter smartphone launched in India last month, Xiaomi has teased that the Redmi Note Pro China variant will come with a few surprises in comparison to the India variant. It has also revealed the Redmi 7’s retail box as well as the fact it sports a 4,000mAh battery. An earlier TENAA listing had pointed at a 6.26-inch display, up to 4GB of RAM, up to 64GB of storage, as well as a dual rear camera setup with 12-megapixel and 8-megapixel sensors. Mi A2 price in India cut Xiaomi this week also cut the price of the Mi A2 ₹ 11,499 in India, with the 4GB/ 64GB variant now priced at Rs. 11,999, while the 6GB/ 128GB model remains priced at Rs. 15,999. To recall, Xiaomi had launched the Mi A2 in India back in August last year, priced at Rs. 16,999 and Rs. 19,999 respectively, while it received its first price drop in November last year, and its second price cut in January this year. Finally, in the last bit of mobile news revolving around the Chinese company from this week, Xiaomi-backed Black Shark opened registrations for the Black Shark 2 gaming smartphone. Set to launch on March 18 alongside the Redmi 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro China variant, the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 is also confirmed to run on Snapdragon 855 SoC with up to 12GB of RAM. In the past, Xiaomi has also revealed the Black Shark 2 will sport a new Liquid Cool 3.0 technology.