Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro sells for Rs 12,999 in Mi Days Sale, should you buy it or wait for Redmi Note 7

first_imgXiaomi is selling some of its phones with big discounts in India for a few days in a sale on Flipkart that the company is calling it the Mi Days Sale. It’s a limited period sale. During the sale, popular Xiaomi phones like the Redmi Note 6 Pro, the Redmi Note 5 Pro, the Redmi 6, and the Poco F1 are selling with big discounts. All the offers are pretty great but the deal on the Redmi Note 6 Pro is the one that particularly stands out. The Redmi Note 6 Pro is selling at its lowest ever price of Rs 12,999.Now that is tempting. The problem, however, is the Redmi Note 7 that is supposed to be out in India fairly soon, or rather as early as the first half of February.Launched not so long ago, the Redmi Note 6 Pro is a great all-rounder phone available under Rs 15,000 in India right now. It is a powerhouse and its front and rear cameras capture quite nice pictures with spot on colours. Like almost all Redmi phones the Redmi Note 6 Pro also offers great battery backup. It is capable of easily lasting for a day or slightly more than that on single charge.At the launch price of Rs 13,999, the Redmi Note 6 Pro was already a good value for money phone. And now with Rs 1,000 price cut, the deals have become even better. But as the discounted price is a part of the Mi Days sale, the offer is a limited one. During the Mi Days sale the Redmi Note 6 is selling for a starting price of Rs 12,999. This price is for the base model that comes packed with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Meanwhile, the top end model of the Redmi Note 6 Pro that packs 6GB RAM and 64GB storage is selling for Rs 14,999 after Rs 1,000 discount.advertisementIf you urgently want a good all-rounder phone under Rs 15,000, I think you can go for the Redmi Note 6 Pro right now. The Mi Days sale is live right now and will end on January 30. But, if you aren’t in a hurry, my suggestion is that you should wait for the Redmi Note 7 that is expected to hit the Indian stores in February. Xiaomi India has officially announced the coming of Redmi Note 7. And I expect the Redmi Note 7 to launch in India in the first half of February.Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Redmi Note 7: Why waitAs the successor to the Redmi Note 6, the Redmi Note 7 is an upgraded version of the predecessor in almost every aspect. And while it lacks Pro moniker, don’t let that worry you. Despite lacking Pro in its name, the Redmi Note 7 seems better than the Redmi Note 6 Pro in almost every way. Whether it is the camera, the hardware, the design, the Redmi Note 7 is a better phone in every manner possible. This is the first Redmi Note phone to sport a waterdrop style notch, slimmer bezels, and gradient finish design so it even looks slick. Until now most Redmi Note phones came with basic design, including the Redmi Note 6 Pro. In fact, in terms of overall design the Redmi Note 6 Pro is not very different from the Redmi Note 5. Especially from the back both the Redmi Note 6 Pro and the Redmi Note 5 Pro look the same.The Redmi Note 7 is seemingly as beautiful as it can get. The gradient finish on the back gives a premium touch to the phone.The main camera is another highlight of the Redmi Note 7. It’s not that the Note 6 Pro has shabby cameras. When launched, this was the first Redmi phone to come with dual-camera module on both front and rear. In my review I mentioned that the Redmi Note 6 Pro was a phone with one of the best cameras under Rs 20,000. But it looks like that the Redmi Note 7 will be even better. The Redmi Note 7 comes with a 48MP main camera, which uses a Samsung GM1 Isocell sensor. In other words, it may offer better low-light performance. There’s also a secondary 5MP camera for capturing portrait pictures. On the front the Redmi Note 7 includes a 13-megapixel camera which comes paired with lots of AI-based features.Then there is the processor. The Redmi Note 7 uses a faster 2.2GHz Snapdragon 660 octa-core SoC coupled with Adreno 512 GPU.And finally, the price. I expect that despite featuring improvements, the Redmi Note 7 is likely to cost less than what you pay for the Redmi 6 Pro or at least similar. In China, the Redmi Note 7 comes for a starting price of 999 yuan which roughly translates to Rs 10,500. In India too I expect the Redmi Note 7 to be priced around 12,000 or Rs 13,000, which is pretty close to the India price of the Redmi Note 6 Pro. So overall, the Redmi Note 7 is expected to be priced similar (almost) to the Redmi Note 6 Pro and it also offers better value. This is why waiting for this Redmi Note phone makes more sense if you aren’t looking to buy urgently and can wait for a few more weeks.advertisementALSO READ | Xiaomi trumps Samsung to become India’s No 1 smartphone brand in 2018ALSO READ | Xiaomi Redmi Go price revealed ahead of February launchALSO READ | Xiaomi Redmi X with in-display fingerprint sensor launch teased for February 15last_img

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