Redmi 7 launch set for today: everything you need to know about the budget Xiaomi phone

“Apart from the Redmi 7, the vendor is also expected to introduce its Redmi Note 7 Pro in China”

Xiaomi’s spin-off brand Redmi is all set to launch its budget smartphone Redmi 7. The company will be taking the wraps off the device today at an event in China. Notably, it’ll be making its debut alongside the Redmi Note 7 Pro with a 48-megapixel camera and Snapdragon 675 SoC in the country. The latter has already been launched in India, hence, all eyes will be on the next-gen Redmi 7 smartphone. We’ve gathered all the rumours and speculations around the Redmi 7 at one place, to help you paint a clearer picture of what the handset might bring to the table. The event is slated to start at 11:30am IST and will be live streamed on the official website.

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Redmi 7 price, specifications

It isn’t clear if the company is planning to launch a single model in the Redmi 7 series or there’ll be multiple handsets like last year’s Redmi 6. The Redmi 7 price has previously been teased to be around RMB 700 and RMB 800, putting it squarely in the budget segment. Coming to the design, it looks like the ‘Dot Notch’ display — a marketing term coined by the company for the waterdrop notch — is becoming a trend with Xiaomi devices this year. After the Redmi Note 7 and Note 7 Pro, the budget series too will feature an edge-to-edge screen with a slight cut-out up top for selfie camera.

Moving on to the specifications, Redmi 7 display size is expected to be 6.26-inch with HD+ resolution. Furthermore, the handset will be the first in the lineup to come with gradient design with glass/ polycarbonate layer covering the rear panel. The phone will allegedly be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 632 chipset, accompanied by RAM and storage options starting from 3GB + 32GB and going up to 4GB + 64GB.

For photography, the Redmi 7 will flaunt a dual camera module on the rear with a rumoured 12-megapixel primary sensor and 8-megapixel secondary shooter for depth effect. The front camera is likely to boast of an 8-megapixel shooter for selfies and video calling. A beefy 4,000mAh battery, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie could round off the specs sheet of the Redmi 7.

redmi note 7 pro

Talking about the Redmi Note 7 Pro, it’ll be a slightly upgraded version of the Chinese Redmi Note 7 device. The handset will trait most of the features from the latter except for the better chipset — Snapdragon 675, and primary camera — 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor. Other features include a 6.3-inch display, 13-megapixel front camera, 4,000mAh battery with fast charging support, and up to 6GB of RAM and 128 gigs of storage. It’ll come pre-loaded with the Android 9 Pie (MIUI 10) out of the box and sport a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

Other than the Redmi smartphone, Xiaomi-backed gaming brand Blackshark will also be introducing a new smartphone called Black Shark 2. The handset will reportedly rock Qualcomm’s high-end Snapdragon 855 chipset paired with Liquid Cool 3.0 technology that seems to be the new generation of cooling tech. It’s also likely to boast of 12GB of RAM and an impressive 27W fast charging support. Compared to its predecessor, the Black Shark 2 is expected to feature slim design and a gaming feature called “Game Turbo” mode.

That’s all we know so far!

Key Specs

Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 | 2 GBProcessor
6.26 inches Display
12 MP + 2 MPRear camera
8 MPSelfie camera
4000 mAh Battery
Xiaomi Redmi 7 Price
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Rs. 7,499.00
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Rs. 7,799.00
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