Xiaomi's Western expansion might not be as dynamic and eventful as its work in the Chinese and India markets, but it's still an impressive slow and steady effort. After all, European markets are hard to penetrate with all their requirements, certifications, taxes and the sheer fact that the smartphone scene is so over-saturated. All of this makes Xiaomi's efforts all that more impressive.
After managing to finally bring the Mi 9 flagship to the UK a few days ago, the Chinese giant has now announced that the budget Redmi Note 7 will soon be joining its ranks. Starting May 7 UK fans will be able to get one straight from the mi.com online store, as well as the brick and mortar Mi store in London.
The 3GB + 32GB storage international version will be the first on offer in the UK, with a pretty competitive GBP 179 price tag. Apparently black will be the only initially available color. Although the latter is more of a rumor at this point. The same goes for the follow-up info that the 4GB/64GB and 4GB/128GB memory variants of the Redmi Note 7 will be made available at a later date as well, along with a blue color option.
This is all pretty great news and also means you should probably wait for May 7 if you plan on picking up a budget Redmi from Mi UK. Quickly browsing through the store reveals that the Redmi Note 6 Pro is currently listed for GBP 219 - clearly not a great value compared to the Redmi Note 7. Worse still the Redmi Note 5 is currently priced at GBP 199, while the more comparable specs-wise Mi A2 demands a hefty GBP 259. All of these prices might be adjusted with the arrival of the Redmi Note 7.