Redmi 7 Could Launch Alongside Redmi Note 7 Pro on March 18 in China, Xiaomi VP Hints Price


Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 7, which was launched in China and then in India last week along with the Redmi Note 7 Pro, has been an instant hit and the company has been able to arrest the growing competition, especially after newer smartphone launches from ASUS, Honor, and Realme. Now, Xiaomi wants to further solidify its position in the entry-level segment with the launch of Redmi 7 series smartphones.

While the Redmi 7 series hasn’t been launched even in China, the company’s president Lu Weibing has revealed on Weibo that Xiaomi will launch a new product on March 18 in the country. He also mentioned that the company must prepare a large stock for its upcoming products, and since the Redmi series products are affordable, they sell in larger numbers compared to Red

Redmi 7 Features, Price, Specifications Leaked

Redmi 7 TENAA

The Redmi 7 hasn’t been unveiled yet, but as usual, its design and specifications were leaked a few days ago through Chinese telecom regulatory authority TENAA. According to the information that was revealed, the Redmi 7 will come with a 6.2-inch IPS LCD screen with HD+ resolution (1520×720 pixels) and 18.7:9 aspect ratio. The phone will run Android 9 Pie-based MIUI 10 software build and use the newly launched Snapdragon 632 processor. The Redmi 7 will also feature 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. However, there will be two more, higher-priced variants: 3GB RAM+32GB internal storage and 4GB RAM+64GB internal storage. It will also support storage space expansion through a microSD card slot.

When it comes to imaging, the Redmi 7 will feature a 12MP+2MP dual-camera setup at the rear, and it is capable of recording Full HD 1080p videos. At the front, the phone will feature an 8MP selfie camera. The phone will also have a rear-mounted fingerprint reader. It’s a dual-SIM phone and will be capable of handling 4G LTE and VoLTE features on both the SIM cards at once. Other connectivity features include Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The Redmi 7 will use a 4000mAh battery, which can be fast charged using Quick Charge technology. Lu Weibing had hinted towards a starting pricing of CNY 700 (around INR 7,313) and CNY 800 (around INR 8,358) for two variants.

Redmi Note 7 Pro For Chinese Market Could Be Different From Indian Version

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro

The company could also launch the Redmi Note 7 Pro in China along with the Redmi 7 on March 18. While Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7 Pro first in India, it is keeping something special under the wraps for the Chinese market. From what we’re hearing, the Chinese version of the Redmi Note 7 Pro will feature 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, at least in the high-end variant of the device. There’s also a possibility of the phone featuring an in-display fingerprint reader, something unheard of in the sub-INR 15,000 price range.

Even the Chinese version of the Redmi Note 7 Pro will keep the 6.4-inch IPS LCD screen with Full HD+ resolution and U-shaped notch. It will use the Snapdragon 675 processor, 4GB/6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB internal storage, and have a microSD card slot. The Redmi Note 7 Pro features a 48MP (Sony IMX586) and a 5MP depth sensor. It can record 4K videos as well. At the front, the phone features a 13MP selfie camera. The phone features a hybrid dual-SIM card slot, 4G LTE connectivity, and a 4000mAh battery (with support for Quick Charge 4 technology).