24 May 2019
Updated on: May 23, 2019
Xiaomi's executive has confirmed that this replacement will happen only for the Indian market. Xiaomi's India PR executive Yash Garg has clarified this via Twitter. Users, still do not look very pleased ever since the announcement was made by Xiaomi.
WRT - Redmi Note 7S replacing Redmi Note 7 - this is for India only.— Yash Garg (@yash3339) May 22, 2019
Published on: May 21, 2019
Xiaomi has recently introduced the Redmi Note 7s with 48-megapixel Samsung GM-1 in India. The pricing of this new variant was extremely similar to the existing Redmi Note 7 which was launched just a couple of months back, raising many eyebrows. However, looks like the Redmi Note 7 will be soon phased out and will be replaced by the Redmi Note 7s.
Xiaomi’s Category head in India, Raghu Reddy and Head of Marketing, Anuj Sharma have revealed that the new version will replace the old Note 7. This indicates that the original Redmi Note 7 has had a very short lifespan and is set to become obsolete within 3 months of its launch.
It might look like that, but in reality the Note 7 gets phased out.— Raghu Reddy (@RaghuReddy505) May 20, 2019
This news might not be welcomed by the users who’ve recently bought the phone. As per Anuj Sharma, this was indeed a planned move, however, there is a high probability that the Samsung’s 48-megapixel sensor which is present in the Note 7s might have been in short supply. Hence, Xiaomi was forced to launch a regular variant in Note 7 and once the supply issue was sorted, the company announced the new variant.
The launch of the #RedmiNote7S today makes you think whether Xiaomi was forced to release a 12MP RN7 Indian variant in March because it struggled to get a steady supply for its 48MP sensor...— Joel Joseph (@Jopoepl) May 20, 2019
In any case, it’s the loyal Xiaomi users who’re feeling betrayed and one of these users did vent out his frustration online.
So the guys like me who bought note 7 in less than 2 weeks are a joke to you? 😠 Why are you guys releasing so many phones and not giving its support too. Heard that the note 7 series will not have global beta ROM too. Disappointed.— Tony Joseph (@tonyjoseph456) May 21, 2019