Last week, Xiaomi announced the Redmi 7A in China without revealing the pricing and availability details. Today, Xiaomi has made the phone official with all the essential information. The Redmi 7A will go on sale in China starting June 6, 2019. The company had already revealed the specs and features of the phone at the Redmi K-series launch event in Beijing.
Redmi 7A Price, Availability Details
As we mentioned in the beginning, the phone will go on sale on June 6. However, the pre-booking of the phone starts today. Concerning pricing, the Redmi 7A has been priced at CNY 549 (approx. INR 5,500) for the 2GB RAM+16GB Storage variant and CNY 599 (approx. INR 6,000) for the 2GB RAM+32GB Storage model. The phone will be available in Matte Black and Blue color options.
Redmi 7A With Snapdragon 439 SoC, 4,000mAh Battery
The Xiaomi Redmi 7A features a 5.45-inch HD display with 720×1440 pixels resolution and an aspect ratio of 18:9. It also has P2i splash-resistant coating for protection against liquid splashes. Under the hood, the phone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB/32GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 256GB via microSD card. It runs Android 9 Pie-based MIUI 10 out-of-the-box. Software-wise, the Redmi 7A also has a family protection feature for senior citizens and children.
Concerning optics, the Redmi 7A boasts a 13MP rear camera with PDAF, f/2.2 aperture, HDR, Auto HDR, continuous shooting mode, Face Recognition, and more features. On the front, the phone has a 5MP selfie camera with front HDR, AI portrait mode, AI smart beauty, AI face unlock, and more. The phone misses out on the fingerprint sensor. It is backed by a 4,000mAh battery with 10W charging support. Connectivity options include dual-SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, a 3.5mm headphone jack, GPS, and more.
Xiaomi is yet to reveal whether it will be launching the device in regions outside China. We think that the Redmi 7A could be a successful launch for the company in India as it can attract entry-level buyers who look for a decent smartphone under 7K price range. Since Xiaomi is known for its budget offerings, the Redmi 7A can stem another victory story in India. There are high chances for Xiaomi to bring this phone to India just like its predecessor, the Redmi 6A.
What’s your take on the Redmi 7A? Do you think it is a worthy entry-level phone and would be a successful addition to Xiaomi’s Redmi series in India? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.