Just recently, Xiaomi announced the separation of Redmi – which now serves as the sub-brand of the Chinese tech giant. The midrange smartphone Redmi Note 7 is the first one to launch under this new entity.
The Redmi Note 7 carries a 48-megapixel primary camera, banks a 4,000mAh battery, and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor.
But before everyone gets excited, Redmi’s CEO Lu Weibing has taken the device’s marketing stunt into a higher level, highlighting Redmi Note 7’s durability and performance.
Previously, Redmi Note 7 was crushing walnuts, rolling down the stairs, and even being trampled upon. In the latest durability test, Redmi Note 7 was used as a cutting board.
As shown in the video, Weibing chopped a Banana, a Liwi, and an Apple at the top of a functioning Redmi Note 7.
It can be seen that the installed Corning Gorilla Glass 5 was still intact after having encountered the blade of the knife several times. After the test, the LCD still seemed to be working fine, too.
Besides having a tough and durable screen, the Redmi Note 7 is also water-resistant. Although it doesn’t have an official IP-rating, a teardown reveals that the device indeed has water seals in key areas, preventing any water from penetrating.
The official price and availability details of the Redmi Note 7 in the Philippines are yet to be announced. Hopefully, it gets here soon as a lot of people already can’t wait to get their hands on one.