Xiaomi Redmi 6 has been an excellent choice for budget smartphone buyers. The device was launched worldwide a few months ago and then debuted in India a couple of months ago. The leaks and rumors about its successor have already been over the horizon and the successor Xiaomi Redmi 7 will be a game changer for the Chinese giant when it launches next year. Xiaomi has always been the go-to OEM that has been serving in the extremely price-sensitive Indian market, and with a phone like the Redmi 6 and the Redmi Y2 it has found tremendous success and is continuing the same position. The Xiaomi Redmi 7 which will be launching in mid-2019 is going to be a game changer, So without any further ado, let’s take a look at what the Redmi 7 will offer.
5 January: An unknown gradient color Xiaomi Redmi phone has passed through the TENNA certification. The device is rumored to be a variant of Redmi 7 series smartphones.
4 January: An unknown Xiaomi phone has passed through the TENNA certification carrying the model number M1901F7T. The model is most probably the Pro variant of Redmi 7 series. According to the listing, the phone will feature 6.3inch display, 3900 mAh battery, and will have 159.21×75.21×8.1(mm) dimensions.
Update: Xiaomi may launch the Redmi 7 series smartphones on 10 January. However, there are strong rumors that Xiaomi will only launch Redmi Pro 2 phone and the upcoming phone is supposed to feature a 48MP camera sensor.
According to the latest rumors, the upcoming Redmi 7, and 7 Pro may feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 SOC. The other hardware specs will remain the same in both of the models, but there will be a slight increase the primary camera performance.
In this post we will talk about the possible features and specs that we will see on the Xiaomi Redmi 7, starting with the design. This is the notch era, and currently there’re two types of notches one is the iPhone X style wide rectangle notch while the second type is the water drop style, which looks much better and doesn’t interfere much with the display. TENNA listing of the Redmi 7 Pro confirms that the smartphone will come with a dewdrop style notch, so you can expect a higher screen to body ratio than the Redmi 6 Pro.
Also, the bottom chin will be present as this is a budget phone and you can’t expect a fancy design at such a low cost. A metal body with a dual camera setup and also a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner is also in the cards.
Redmi 7 Specs
Talking about its specs the Redmi 7 and Redmi 7A will feature a larger 5.84-inch IPS LCD with either 720+ 19.5:9 ratio. However, the Pro variant will come with a 1080P+ 6.3-inch display, and you can also expect thinner bezels on the sides.
Ticking under the hood will be a Snapdragon 632 which will be coupled with either 3GB, 4GB, and 6GB (Only Redmi 7 Pro) of RAM with storage options starting from 32GB and 64GB along with room for expansion with an sd-card slot. Redmi 7A model may come in 2GB RAM option.
On the camera side of things as this is a budget phone, you shouldn’t expect spectacular camera performance, but as this is Xiaomi, you will get a Dual Camera setup that we have also seen on its predecessor. Apart from that, on the front, you will get at least an 8-megapixel sensor coupled with a front facing flash for night time selfies. This could also be catered towards the selfie lovers thus could even get a 12 MP or a 16 MP front snapper with all the face filters and portrait mode on the front as well which comes inbuilt with MIUI 10.
Software and Battery
Speaking about MIUI, the Redmi 7 will come with either Android Oreo 8.1, and if it comes with Android P 9.0, then that will be surprising for most of us. Or we could see a similar minimalistic MIUI approach that we have seen on the Poco F1. Updates for the Redmi series have always been a sluggish business but with Android Pie 9.0 now in town, this should at least speed things up, and updates could be rolled out a week or two earlier when compared to the previous scenario.
AI will also be a big part of the software, keeping things moving fluidly and also will impact on its camera performance. Now according to the TENNA listing, the battery on the Xiaomi Redmi 7 Pro is expected to come at a 3900mAh nominal (4000 mAh Max capacity). The 3C listing also confirms that the new Xiaomi Redmi smartphones come with 5V/2A charging, suggesting 10W charging support.
Redmi 7 Release date
The Redmi 7, 7A, and 7 Pro will be launched somewhere around late June probably after 20th June or after 1st July and it will be first exclusively available in China for the first few months before going global and will arrive in markets like Europe and India by late August, most probably after Redmi Note 7 launch. The US availability is doubtful as Xiaomi doesn’t sell its budget-oriented phones in the west.
Apart from that, other regions like Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Hong-Kong should expect the Redmi 7 to arrive by mid-August. The smartphones will be a direct competition to the upcoming Realme 3 and Realme 3 Pro mobile.
Redmi 7 Price
The Xiaomi Redmi 7 has an extremely high price to performance ratio and with that said the device is expected to retail at Rs.7,999 for the base variant, while the top variant could also reach around INR 8,999 or more. In Europe, the Redmi 7 is expected to retail for around 120 Euros. However, the 7A model may cost a little lower than the regular variant. Redmi 7 Pro model will cost around Rs. 9999 in India.
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