One of the major reasons behind Xiaomi’s success is its ability to deliver quality products at affordable prices. Especially in India, the Chinese company has surpassed the South Korean tech giant Samsung in terms of market share. Sticking to its winning formula, Xiaomi has introduced an entry-level smartphone in Redmi 7A in India. It succeeds the Redmi 6A and is targeted at smartphone buyers on a shoestring budget. Since Xiaomi doesn’t skim many features, the Redmi 7A seems like a decent proposition. Going by the press images, the handset looks quite good with its matte unibody design. Xiaomi has also added a splash-resistant coating. Not to be confused with Ingress Protection, splash-resistant coating only protects against spills and drizzle.
Redmi 7A Specifications
The Redmi 7A is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 439 chipset. That’s quite a capable chip found in sub 10k smartphones such as the Vivo Y93, Vivo Y95, and Nokia 4.2. It has 2 GB of RAM and an option to pick between 16 GB and 32 GB internal storage. Moreover, there’s a hybrid slot to expand it further. The device sports a 5.45-inch display with HD+ resolution. On the photography front, the phone offers a 12 MP camera with Sony IMX486 sensor. There’s not much to please the selfie aficionados, as the front-facing shooter is limited to 5 MP.
The Redmi 7A is a dual SIM handset with VoLTE capabilities. It covers essential features such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, and GPS. Xiaomi has also duly covered FM radio. In fact, it lets you tune the radio without connecting the earphones. Since it is an entry-level smartphone, the phone has the dated micro USB port. The phone holds a 4,000 mAh battery. Moving onto the software, the Redmi 7A ships with Android 9.0 with MIUI 10 on top.
Redmi 7A Price In India
The Redmi 7A will be available for purchase on July 11 via Flipkart, Mi.com, and Mi stores. The company also has plans to launch it via other brick-and-mortar shops in India. The Redmi 7A comes in black, blue, and gold hues. All variants will feature a matte finish. The base variant of the phone with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB storage is available at the introductory price of Rs 5,799. The other variant with 32 GB internal storage is pegged at Rs 5,999. The special prices will be valid for the month of July. Starting from next month, the base model will cost Rs 5,999 and the 32 GB model will set you back for Rs 6,199. Xiaomi is offering a two-year warranty on the Redmi 7A, which is a great move.