“The smartphone bears M1901F9T model number and is seen with a dual-rear camera and 2,900mAh battery.”
Xiaomi is reportedly gearing up to introduce the successor to its budget Redmi smartphone lineup — the Redmi 7 series. Earlier last week, we caught a glimpse of a bunch of unidentified Xiaomi smartphones receiving clearance from Chinese certification authority 3C. Out of the two batches of smartphones that were spotted, one was deemed to be the Chinese variant of the Redmi Note 6 Pro (review) that was launched in India recently, and the other was touted to be the upcoming Redmi 7 Pro.
Now, one of the aforementioned devices, bearing nomenclature M1901M9T, has been spotted on TENAA. The smartphone has been certified by TENAA, and according to the listing, it is powered by an unspecified version of Android, is LTE-enabled, and will offer dual-SIM standby. As for the key Redmi 7 Pro specifications, you get a 5.84-inch display, 2,900mAh battery, and a 7.8mm thick body. While the camera details are not specified, the smartphone appears to have a vertically-stacked dual camera arrangement at the rear, which also includes a circular fingerprint sensor. This is seen in the device certification photos of the device that have been uploaded on TENAA.
Judging by the photos, the said smartphone also appears to have a notch at the top, and the relatively small area left for the front-facing camera seems to suggest that it will be a waterdrop notch. This possibly means that the upcoming Xiaomi smartphone will feature a display panel with at least 18:9 aspect ratio. Rumours around the internet indicate that it may be the upcoming Xiaomi Redmi 7 Pro, the range-topping variant of Xiaomi’s Redmi 7 lineup. This will also make it Xiaomi’s first budget smartphone to offer a waterdrop notch, if our calculations turn out to be correct.
Seeing that the smartphone bears ‘M19’ as part of its code name, it is estimated that it will be launched some time in 2019. There are no further details available about this device at the moment, but if it indeed launches in early 2019, we are almost certain to pick up word about it soon.