Xiaomi just launched the Redmi Note 7 series in India. The company is now working on the successor to the Redmi 6 aka the Redmi 7. Under the Redmi 6 last year Xiaomi launched three phones Redmi 6A, Redmi 6 and Redmi 6 Pro, this year we are hearing just about the Redmi 7. The Xiaomi Redmi 7 has been subjected to several leaks and rumours of late but the biggest of them all is the hands-on video that has been posted by YouTuber Boby Do. In the video the presenter compares the alleged Redmi 7 with the Redmi Note 7.The leaked hands-on video shows Redmi 7 from all sides. Overall the Redmi 7 appears to be like the Redmi Note 7. The video reveals that unlike the Note 7 series the Redmi 7 will come with a polycarbonate back and not glass. Such compromises are understandable considering similar to the Redmi 6 the Redmi 7 is also said to be an entry-level smartphone.The hands-on video further reveals that the Redmi 7 will sport the same design as the Redmi Note 7. This means that the Redmi 7 comes with Dot Drop notch display with slim bezels on the sides. The Redmi 7 also includes the Redmi by Xiaomi logo on the bottom of the back panel yet again much like the Redmi Note 7. The back panel also includes dual camera setup with the primary 12MP sensor. The details of the secondary are yet to be revealed. On the rear panel the phone also includes a circular fingerprint sensor. For selfies, the Redmi 7 is said to sport an 8MP camera.advertisementXiaomi has some more compromises on the Redmi 7 to cut down the overall cost of the phone. The video reveals that the Redmi 7 will come with micro USB port for charging and not USB Type C which the Redmi Note 7 series of phones pack.The video also reveals the complete specs of the Redmi 7. It reveals that the Redmi 7 will come packed with a 6.26-inch display with HD+ display with screen resolution 720 x 1440p. The video also reveals that the Redmi 7 also includes a Dot Drop notch which includes the single selfie camera. The video further notes that the Redmi 7 will be powered by Snapdragon 625, in contrary some other report suggest that Xiaomi may use Snapdragon 632 for Redmi 7.Going in line with the TENAA listing the hands-on video also reveals that the Redmi 7 will come in three variants – 2GB RAM/16GB storage, 3GB RAM/32GB storage and 4GB RAM/64GB storage. The phone is said to pack a 4000mAh battery.The hands-on goes even further and reveals that the expected price of the Redmi 7. It suggests that the Redmi 7 may be priced around RMB 900 which is roughly translated around Rs 9,000. In India, we expect the price of the phone could be much cheaper considering the Redmi Note 7 comes for Rs 9,999.ALSO READ | Redmi Note 7, Galaxy M10 and Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2: Best smartphones under Rs 10,000 in March 2019ALSO READ | Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy M30: Fighting for the top slotALSO READ | Redmi Note 7 Pro, Samsung Galaxy A50 and Poco F1: Top 5 smartphones under Rs 20,000 in March 2019
The Bank of Jamaica’s (BoJ) says total currency issued into circulation for the week leading up the Christmas holidays, from December 17 to 21, amounted to $13.9 billion.This, it noted, represents a 12.2 per cent increase in the currency stock for the week, and was broadly in line with the $13.5 billion or 13.9 per cent increase for the corresponding period in 2017.The BoJ, in a statement on Monday (December 24), said the currency issue for the review week represents a net increase of $18.1 billion or 16.5 per cent for the month, to December 21.Additionally, the Bank said the increase is marginally higher than the projected $17.1 billion or 15.5 per cent expansion for the periodAs at December 21, total currency issued amounted to $126.1 billion, reflecting an annual nominal 16.4 per cent increase, as against 16 per cent for the corresponding period in 2017.“When the forecasted change in the general level of consumer prices is taken into account, the estimated real growth in currency for the period is 11.2 per cent, which is above the real growth of 10.2 per cent for the same period of the previous year,” the Bank’s statement further indicated.The BoJ informed last week that the amount of money expected to be in circulation is projected to increase by $18.1 billion to $128.1 billion.The increase is deemed broadly in line with increased consumer activity over the festive period.