Xiaomi’s upcoming Redmi 7 budget Android smartphone was certified by China’s 3C agency last week, revealing that it will be shipped with a 10W charger in the box. The Redmi 7 has now been certified by the US FCC as well, suggesting that the smartphone is set to be made official very soon.
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The M1810F6LG and M1810F6LH FCC filings confirm the Redmi 7 will indeed ship with a 10W charger in the box. In terms of size, the FCC filings reveal the smartphone measures 157 x 76mm. In comparison, the Redmi 6 measures 147.5 x 71.5mm. The increase in physical dimensions makes it quite clear that the Redmi 7 will have a significantly larger display than the Redmi 6, which features a 5.45-inch IPS LCD display panel with 720 x 1440 HD+ resolution. What is a little odd, however, is that the image listing the dimensions of the handset only shows a single camera at the rear. Since the Redmi 6 features a 12MP + 5MP dual-camera setup, we do not think the Redmi 7 will come equipped with just a single rear camera. The EUT description also mentions the smartphone will be available in three memory configurations: 3GB RAM + 32GB storage, 3GB RAM + 64GB storage, and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage. In the connectivity department, the Redmi 7 will support single band Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, 4G LTE, and FM radio. While the Android version has not been listed, the FCC filings do confirm the smartphone will ship with MIUI 10 out of the box. Unfortunately, though, the other key hardware specifications of the Redmi 7 still remain a complete mystery.
The Redmi 7 was previously certified by Singapore’s IMDA and Taiwan’s NCC certification agencies. Now that the budget Android smartphone has been certified by the FCC as well, there is a good chance that it may make its debut in the Chinese market before the end of the current quarter. Xiaomi is holding a media event in China for the launch of the Mi 9 today. The company’s next major launch in China is expected to be the Redmi Note 7 Pro, which will likely go official sometime next month. It is possible that the Redmi 7 may debut alongside the Redmi Note 7 Pro in China.