“The Redmi 7 is a budget offering with a 6.29-inch Dot Notch display, a Snapdragon 632 SoC, dual rear cameras, and a 4,000mAh battery”
Last month, Xiaomi launched its new budget Redmi series smartphone called the Redmi 7 (review) in India. Ever since the launch, the phone was being offered via weekly flash sales on Amazon India, Mi.com, and in Mi Home stores. Now, barely a month after the first flash sale on April 29th, the Redmi 7 is now available through the open sales in the country.
To recap, the Xiaomi Redmi 7 arrived as a pocket-friendly smartphone with an edge-to-edge display, dual primary cameras, and gradient finish at the rear. The phone offers a 6.29-inch Dot Notch display, bearing HD resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio, and a layer of Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5. Powering the handset is a 1.8GHz octa-core 14nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 processor. The handset comes in two RAM and storage configurations – 2GB + 32GB and 3GB + 32GB.
For imaging, the Redmi 7 sports a 12-megapixel primary shooter at the rear, accompanied by a 2-megapixel secondary snapper. At the front, there’s an 8-megapixel camera with an f/2.0 aperture, AI Beautify 4.0 mode, and screen flash. In terms of connectivity, the handset offers 4G LTE, VoLTE, dual-SIM slots, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, IR blaster, and A-GPS. Software-wise, the smartphone boots Android 9 Pie-based MIUI 10 out of the box. The device is packed with a 4,000mAh battery, which is rated to deliver two days of regular usage. Additionally, the phone sports a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, face unlock, and P2i coating for splash resistance.
As for the pricing, the Xiaomi Redmi 7’s 2GB RAM variant is priced at Rs 7,999, while its 3GB RAM model is being offered for Rs 8,999. The smartphone is available in three colour options – Eclipse Black, Comet Blue, and Lunar Red.