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By foxity, Member on 30th March 2019, 02:46 PM
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I have seen in some sites that Redmi Note 7 does not have the B28, but entering the brand's global site, says that there is this band, wanted to know who already has and can confirm if it is released on the device or not.

For those who want to see, here is the link to the Xiaomi Global website:
https://www.mi.com/global/redmi-note...Q-aH4Ka-OT4hwg
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30th March 2019, 05:58 PM |#2  
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After looking in Kimovil all the configurations for the Redmi Note 7, I can tell you that there is a version with the B28 band. It isn't the Global one, nor the Chinese one, but the India/Taiwan/Malaysia/Polony one!! Here you have an screenshot:
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30th March 2019, 06:30 PM |#3  
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Sorry but kimovil is the manufactur.
Trust mi.com! If They say global has band 28, than it has.
I have the global one, but No 28 LTE to Test it
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31st March 2019, 07:18 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by desmoloch

Sorry but kimovil is the manufactur.
Trust mi.com! If They say global has band 28, than it has.
I have the global one, but No 28 LTE to Test it

Trust the manufacturer site, OK but the webpage doesn't mention which version/variant is described...

There are three models of Redmi Note 7, each one in différents variants (storage, ROM,...).
- M1901F7G : Global model, distributed through European Mi stores (including in France where B28 have been starting to be deployed), amongst others. B28 is NOT enabled. B20 (the main LTE band in Europe so far) is enabled, though.
- M1901F7H : Model with different versions/variants including some delivered with CN ROM (China) and others with APAC ROM (Asia Pacific i.e. Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia,...). This model has certification for B28. But only the APAC variant actually does have B28 enabled. On CN variants, there is no B28.
- M1901FYI : Indian model. No B28 here.

[QUOTE=After looking in Kimovil all the configurations for the Redmi Note 7, I can tell you that there is a version with the B28 band. It isn't the Global one, nor the Chinese one, but the India/Taiwan/Malaysia/Polony one!![/QUOTE]

Beware! ID stands for Indonesia, not for India! Indian model is pretty different in terms of LTE bands. Also, PL actually seems to refer to Poland but this information is really weird since B28 has not been deployed in Poland and Xiaomi sells the Global model with Global/EU ROM in European countries where they currently focus on (Spain, Italy, France, this latest already using B28). A non sense, then... I don't know where this information come from.

Foxy, for what purpose do you need B28 (which network)?
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31st March 2019, 07:19 PM |#5  
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also interested in this confirmation.
for example Global version from Gearbest says B28
https://www.gearbest.com/cell-phones...03#goodsDetail

2G: GSM 1800MHz,GSM 1900MHz,GSM 850MHz,GSM 900MHz
3G: WCDMA B1 2100MHz,WCDMA B2 1900MHz,WCDMA B4 1700MHz,WCDMA B5 850MHz,WCDMA B8 900MHz
Network type: FDD-LTE,GSM,TDD-LTE,WCDMA
WIFI: 2.4G/5G WiFi,802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless internet
Wireless Connectivity: 2.4GHz/5GHz WiFi,3G,4G,A-GPS,Bluetooth,Dual Band WiFi,GPS,GSM,WiFi
4G LTE: FDD B1 2100MHz,FDD B2 1900MHz,FDD B20 800MHz,FDD B28 700MHz,FDD B3 1800MHz,FDD B5 850MHz,FDD B7 2600MHz,FDD B8 900MHz,TDD B34 2100MHz,TDD B38 2600MHz,TDD B40 2300MHz
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also interested in this confirmation.
for example Global version from Gearbest says B28
https://www.gearbest.com/cell-phones...03#goodsDetail

2G: GSM 1800MHz,GSM 1900MHz,GSM 850MHz,GSM 900MHz
3G: WCDMA B1 2100MHz,WCDMA B2 1900MHz,WCDMA B4 1700MHz,WCDMA B5 850MHz,WCDMA B8 900MHz
Network type: FDD-LTE,GSM,TDD-LTE,WCDMA
WIFI: 2.4G/5G WiFi,802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless internet
Wireless Connectivity: 2.4GHz/5GHz WiFi,3G,4G,A-GPS,Bluetooth,Dual Band WiFi,GPS,GSM,WiFi
4G LTE: FDD B1 2100MHz,FDD B2 1900MHz,FDD B20 800MHz,FDD B28 700MHz,FDD B3 1800MHz,FDD B5 850MHz,FDD B7 2600MHz,FDD B8 900MHz,TDD B34 2100MHz,TDD B38 2600MHz,TDD B40 2300MHz

Per the specs, it's obviously the APAC variant. It's a good move from Gearbest who meet the requirement of some Eurogeeks desperately seeking for a cellphone having both B20 and B28 enabled (subscribers the Free network in France). It may even not be a will from them, since they don't offer the M1901F7G anyways (only the CN and APAC variants then). Since the CN version is a real no go for EU customers, the APAC variant is just a perfect alternative as long as it offers all languages. And it is very probable the APAC variant natively includes multilanguage.
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31st March 2019, 08:30 PM |#7  
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Per the specs, it's obviously the APAC variant. It's a good move from Gearbest who meet the requirement of some Eurogeeks desperately seeking for a cellphone having both B20 and B28 enabled (subscribers the Free network in France). It may even not be a will from them, since they don't offer the M1901F7G anyways (only the CN and APAC variants then). Since the CN version is a real no go for EU customers, the APAC variant is just a perfect alternative as long as it offers all languages. And it is very probable the APAC variant natively includes multilanguage.

Thanks for the precisions!
So at the end (at least for european use) better go with the M1901F7H (APAC) as it has the 48Mpx camera and the B28 in bonus.
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As i'm planning to root later, will there be restriction for B28 on Xiaomi.EU, MiGlobal or future Custom ROMS on this M1901F7H model?
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Originally Posted by zedoc

Thanks for the precisions!
So at the end (at least for european use) better go with the M1901F7H (APAC) as it has the 48Mpx camera and the B28 in bonus.
Question:
As i'm planning to root later, will there be restriction for B28 on Xiaomi.EU, MiGlobal or future Custom ROMS on this M1901F7H model?

It's what it looks like. I just asked Gearbest to confirm the model number. I will let you know if I get an answer.
The number of bands enabled on this models is impressive. It's not only the B28. This variant also have B2 and B4 which is pretty useful when travelling to the American continent! And none of the "Global Version" bands is missing on the APAC version. If this is confirmed, it's a shame that Xiaomi sells a so-called Global Version in official store although there is another regional version which is truly usable worldwide. Now I feel fooled after having bought my Redmi Note 7 in an official MiStore.

I don't know much the Xiaomi services you talk about but for the custom ROMs I don't see any problem as long as you use a custom ROM designed for the appropriate model (H in this case).

Edit: After further research, I couldn't find any track of an APAC version managing the B20... The Gearbest description seems to be copied-pasted from the Xiaomi global website herebefore linked. However this page list the specs of all the different versions together as one, which is pretty misleading. Better wait the clarification from GB, then...
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Originally Posted by guigzmtl

It's what it looks like. I just asked Gearbest to confirm the model number. I will let you know if I get an answer.
The number of bands enabled on this models is impressive. It's not only the B28. This variant also have B2 and B4 which is pretty useful when travelling to the American continent! And none of the "Global Version" bands is missing on the APAC version. If this is confirmed, it's a shame that Xiaomi sells a so-called Global Version in official store although there is another regional version which is truly usable worldwide. Now I feel fooled after having bought my Redmi Note 7 in an official MiStore.

I don't know much the Xiaomi services you talk about but for the custom ROMs I don't see any problem as long as you use a custom ROM designed for the appropriate model (H in this case).

There's also the 128Go version with the same LTE bands listed.
https://www.gearbest.com/cell-phones...03#goodsDetail
Is it the same H version with just bigger internal storage? (looks like...)

EDIT: interresting post on this forum:
https://forum.hardware.fr/hfr/gsmgps...6.htm#t2428695

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Xiaomi has on global site different bands than in FR and ES sites, and also on IT site has different bands from all of them.

Global: B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/20/28
ES: B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/20 (a few weeks ago ther was not B4 on Spanish site specs).
FR: B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/20
IT: B1/3/5/7/8/20

AFter checking again FCC certification:
https://fccid.io/2AFZZ-RMSF7H/Lette [...] er-4142497
And a unit bought by me in spain, i see that Spanish version is the M1901F7G and that does not have B28, and after checking all mi sites, I see that only some countries has B28:

· Indonesia
· Malaysia
· Poland
· Vietnam

So for this countries they have M1901F7H with B28. I have updated bands on Kimovil site, is hard to find real bands and we have not found any shop with B28 version

indonesia MI specs shows B20 B28.
https://www.mi.co.id/id/redmi-note-7/specs/
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Same as the official Taiwanese store :
https://mobile.mi.com/tw/redmi-note-7/#specs
And with these LTE specs, it comes in two variants 4GB/64GB and 4GB/128GB (no 3GB/32GB like for the Global Version nor 6GB/128GB) exactly like the two options offered by Gearbest.
So yes, this phone with both B20 and B28 and much more exists. The remaining question is why Xiaomi made a so called Global Version that is way less global than this one? Is it just to save few dollars on European's customer account? :-/ Or for certification reasons?...
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1st April 2019, 08:19 AM |#11  
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i "love" the Gearbest answer:

Your original question is "Can you confirm it is the M1901F7H global version?"
Here is the answer from Our Customer service Team:
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Dear Zedoc,
Thanks for your request.
It is Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 4G Phablet Global Version.
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