Redmi Note 7 was introduced just two days ago, but the official announcement missed to mention an important feature - the ports and buttons have watertight seals. Xiaomi's CEO, Lei Jun now confirmed that on Weibo.
He says that the engineering team put a lot of effort to design watertight seals for all the weak points of the handset - the SIM card tray, USB-C port, 3.5mm audio jack, the buttons and you can even find some around the camera module. Moreover, there's a membrane on the loudspeaker as well.
Despite the low price tag of the handset, Lei Jun says it has gone through the same quality tests as Xiaomi's flagship models. To prove it, the company is extending the standard warranty period of 12 months up to 18 months in China.
Of course, the Redmi Note 7 isn't IP-certified, but it will probably survive some splashes, accidental drops in water and everyday use in a moderate dusty environment. We hope it steps out of China soon enough.
It has absolutely NO splash resistance whatsoever, I bought my rn7 two weeks ago and some water spilled accidentally on the back (near the redmi logo) with the clear case that comes in the box, now the screen is full of water marks and I opened to fi...
Great. Xiaomi, now make the exact same phone but this time with a Snapdragon 845 instead of the 660! Instead of always crippling your high-end models!