While we are eagerly waiting for Xiaomi to announce the launch date of their Redmi K20 series, the company has today revealed that its entry-level Redmi 7A smartphone too is coming to Indian shores next month. It’s a successor to Redmi 6A from last year and is going to sit between the Redmi Go and the Redmi 7 launched earlier this year.
The Redmi 7A India launch was confirmed by Xiaomi India MD Manu Kumar Jain via an official tweet, where he touted that the combined sales of Redmi A series (including the Redmi 4A, Redmi 5A, Redmi 6A) is greater than the population of Australia. And he then asked the Mi fans to gear up for the Redmi 7A.
As you can see in the tweet above, Manu Kumar Jain hasn’t revealed the launch date for the Redmi 7A but is inviting Mi fans to guess the same. It could either be a standalone launch next week or we expect Xiaomi to launch this device alongside the Redmi K20 series in mid-July.
Redmi 7A: Specs and Features
Redmi 7A sports a 5.45-inch HD+ IPS LCD panel, with an 18:9 aspect ratio and display resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels. You can obviously see large bezels around the screen, which is acceptable in an entry-level phone. It has TÜV Rheinland certification and p2i nano-coating for splash protection.
Instead of the MediaTek chipset we saw in its predecessor, Redmi 7A is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 chipset. It’s paired with up to 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. There’s a solo 13MP (f/2.3) sensor and LED flash on the rear, alongwith a 5MP selfie shooter that supports Face Unlock onboard.
Redmi 7A is running Android 9 Pie-based MIUI 10 out-of-the-box and houses a massive 4,000mAh battery, with support for 10W charging. It has a three-slot SIM tray, with the dedicated memory card slot (expandable up to 256GB).
The Redmi 7A is priced starting at 549 yuan (around Rs 5,499) for the 2GB+16GB base variant, but the 3GB+32GB variant retails at 599 yuan (around Rs 5,999) in China. You could expect to see similar pricing in India as well because the Redmi 6A launched at a starting price of Rs 5,999. Stay tuned for more information.