Xiaomi might soon upgrade it’s budget-oriented Redmi 7 series. The Chinese tech giant has confirmed that it will launch the Redmi 7A smartphone in India on 4th of July on Flipkart.
One of the primary reasons behind Xiaomi’s success in India is competitive pricing. Xiaomi has gained immense popularity in India by offering better specifications at a relatively cheaper price point than the competition. The Redmi 7A follows the same business model.
So here’s everything you need to know about the smartphone before it’s launch.
The Best Budget-Oriented Smartphone
Recently, Xiaomi stated that the company had sold more than 23.6 million units of Redmi 4A, 5A, and 6A combined till April 2019. The latest addition to the Redmi A series, i.e. the Redmi 7A might perform similar to its predecessors in terms of sales.
Redmi 7A sports a complete plastic construction that looks fairly sturdy considering its price. Additionally, the smartphone is stated to be splash resistant. The Redmi 7A will be available in Matte Black and Morning blue colour variants, and fortunately, the Redmi 7A still retains the 3.5mm headphone jack.
Redmi 7A: Specifications
As mentioned earlier, Redmi 7A is a budget-oriented smartphone. Consequently, it features entry-level hardware that’s perfect for casual smartphone users.
- 5.45-inch curved glass display with a resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18:9 HD+ 2.5D
- Octa-Core (Quad 1.95GHz Cortex A53 + Quad 1.45GHz Cortex A53) Snapdragon 439 processor
- Adreno 505 GPU
- 2GB/3GB RAM
- 16GB / 32GB storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
- Android 9.0 (Pie) with MIUI 10
- Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
- 13MP rear camera with f/2.2 Aperture, LED flash, PDAF
- 5MP front-facing camera
- 3.5mm audio jack, Wireless FM Radio
- Splash resistant (P2i nano-coating)
- Dimensions: 146.30×70.41×9.55mm; Weight: 150g
- Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
- 4000mAh battery with 10W fast charging
Redmi 7A’s 5.45-inch HD display is perfect for media consumption. As far as performance is concerned, this budget-oriented smartphone can easily handle regular day to day tasks like phone calls, web-browsing, and social media. While the Adreno 505 GPU is perfect for casual gaming. That said, don’t expect this phone to be good at multi-tasking and it can’t handle long gaming sessions as well.
Surprisingly, the smartphone runs on Android 9.0 (Pie) out of the box with MIUI 10 custom-skin. The custom-skin consumes a considerable amount of resources, but it offers many additional features.
One of the major highlights of this budget smartphone is it’s massive 4000mAh battery that can easily withstand an entire day of heavy usage.
Pricing And Launch Date
About a month ago, Xiaomi launched the Redmi 7A in China. After teasers, Flipkart has finally confirmed that the Redmi 7A will launch in India on 4th of July.
As for pricing, the base variant of this smartphone with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage will retail for 549 yuan which roughly translates to Rs. 5,500.
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