“The Redmi 7 is the latest smartphone in the company’s budget lineup – succeeding the last year’s Redmi 6 smartphone”
Xiaomi sub-brand Redmi has introduced its budget smartphone called the Redmi 7 in China. As expected, the handset was unveiled alongside the announcement of the 48-megapixel Redmi Note 7 Pro smartphone. The latter has already been launched in India, and it remains to be seen how soon the vendor will introduce the Redmi 7 in the country. The successor to last year’s Redmi 6 smartphone comes with an edge-to-edge display, dual cameras, better chipset, and an impressive battery. Redmi 7 is also the first model in the budget lineup to feature a glass polycarbonate body.
Redmi 7, Redmi Note 7 Pro prices
The Redmi 7 price is RMB 699 (~Rs 7,000) for the 2GB RAM + 16GB storage options, while the variant with 3GB RAM + 32GB storage comes with RMB 799 (~Rs 8,000) sticker price. The top-end 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant will set you back to RMB 999 (~Rs 10,000). The device has been announced in Bright Black, Charm Night Red, Dream Blue hues with gradient finish and will go on sale on March 26th in the country.
The Redmi Note 7 Pro has been priced at RMB 1,599 (~Rs 16,500) for the lone 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. The handset is available in Neptune Blue, Nebula Red, and Space Black colour options.
Redmi 7, Redmi Note 7 Pro specifications
Starting with the Redmi 7, the budget offering ships with a 6.26-inch display with HD+, the Dot-style notch, and an aspect ratio of 19:9. The display is guarded by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 layer. The phone is driven by Qualcomm’s budget Snapdragon 632 chipset paired with up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB built-in storage that can be further expandable using a microSD card.
In the camera department, the Redmi 7 features a combination of 12-megapixel + 2-megapixel sensors with LED flash on the rear and an 8-megapixel shooter on the front for selfies and video calling. The handset comes pre-loaded with MIUI 10 garnished on top of Android 9 Pie out of the box to take care of software sides of things. Keeping the show up and running is a beefy 4,000mAh battery. Other features include a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and connectivity options such as 4G LTE, dual SIM slots, WiFi, Bluetooth, 3.5mm headphone jack, GPS/GLONASS, and a micro USB port for charging.
As for the Redmi Note 7 Pro, the handset dons similar design as the Chinese version Redmi Note 7 device. It packs a 6.3-inch Full-HD+ Dot notch display and Qualcomm’s latest mid-range Snapdragon 675 SoC ticking at its core. The phonemaker ships the device with two RAM and storage configurations: 4GB + 64GB and 6GB + 128GB. The storage is user expandable via hybrid microSD card slot. For photography, the Redmi Note 7 Pro boasts of a whopping 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 main sensor paired with 5-megapixel secondary depth sensor on the rear. The front camera on the phone gets a 13-megapixel selfie shooter. The cameras are backed by pixel binning tech, 4K video recording, EIS, AI scene detection, and AI portrait to further enhance the results.
A 4,000mAh battery with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4 for fast charging fuels the handset. The phone runs Android 9 Pie (MIUI 10) out of the box and sport a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. In terms of connectivity, you get 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, GPS, infrared, and 3.5mm audio jack.