Last year in June, Xiaomi had launched Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A smartphones. Redmi which became an independent brand since the beginning of this year unveiled the Snapdragon 632 SoC powered Redmi 7 phone in March. The handset was introduced with a price tag of 699 Yuan. Today, 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 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 display is surrounded by thick bezels and its chin carries the brand name of the company.
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.
For photography, 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.
The connectivity features available on the Redmi 7A are dual-SIM support, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, microUSB and 3.5mm headphone jack. The smartphone lacks support for fingerprint scanner.
Redmi 7A Price and Availability
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.
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