Redmi silently took off covers from the Redmi 7A entry-level phone. It has arrived with a tall aspect ratio display, Snapdragon 439 and an AI powered rear camera.
Redmi has not disclosed the price tag of Redmi 7A. The company will be announcing it on May 28, the day when it unveils the Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro flagship phones.
The Redmi 7 models such as 2GB RAM + 16GB storage, 3GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage are respectively priced at 699 Yuan (~$116), 799 Yuan (~$130) and 899 Yuan (~$144). Hence, there is a possibility that the Redmi 7A may hit the market with a price tag of 599 Yuan (~$86) like the Redmi 6A phone from last year. Probably, it may arrive with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage.
Redmi 7A Specifications and Features
The Redmi 7A comes with a polycarbonate chassis with P2i nano-coating for splash-resistance. The Chinese firm has protected the SIM card tray, microUSB port and audio jack of the phone with rubber sleeves so that water does not seep inside it easily. The handset measures 146.30 x 70.41 x 9.55mm and weighs 150 grams.
The smartphone features a 5.45-inch IPS LCD display with 18:9 aspect ratio. It carries support for HD+ resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels. The display is bright enough for outdoor usage and there is an eye protection mode onboard for filtering the detrimental blue rays that are emitted from the screen.
The 1.95GHz Snapdragon 439 octa-core processor fuels the smartphone. The Chinese firm did not revel amount of RAM and the internal storage options of the phone. The handset is equipped with a dedicated slot for microSD card.
The Android 9 Pie OS on the Redmi 7A is customized with MIUI 10 skin. It comes with simplified user interface and features like minimalist desktop, family guardian, giant font option, large volume controller and magnifying glass. The handset is backed by a 4,000mAh battery that supports 10W charging.
The Redmi 7A features an LED enabled 13-megapixel rear camera. It is assisted by some AI features such as PDAF fast focus, AI beauty and AI background blur. It features a selfie camera of 5-megapixel. The front camera doubles up for AI face unlock feature.