Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi has brought a new budget smartphone to the Chinese market, the Redmi 7. It’s the successor to the Redmi 6 launched last year. The Redmi 7 runs Google’s latest Android 9.0 Pie OS with MIUI 10 skin on top.
After getting separated from Xiaomi to become an independent brand, Redmi has a launched a couple of other handsets in China and India including the Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro. The highlight features of the Redmi Note 7 Pro is the 48-megapixel rear camera.
Redmi 7 Specifications and Features
With the Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 chipset (the same found in Moto G7 Play, Moto G7 Power and Moto G7 ), the Redmi 7 has three RAM and storage options – 2/16GB, 3/32GB or 4/64GB. So users have good options to choose according to their need.
A 4000 mAh battery fuels the device which can deliver a standby time of up to 400 hours, thanks to system optimizations. The Redmi 7 has a 6.26-inch HD+ display which gets the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It also features a TÜV eye protection certification.
Speaking of the cameras, the Redmi 7 bears an 8MP front sensor with gesture support for selfie capture. At the rear, we get a dual camera sensor with 12MP (f/2.2) primary sensor + a 2MP secondary sensor.
Another feature in the Redmi 7 is the inclusion of the P2i certification, which guarantees splash protection (i.e. possibly surviving rains but not diving). A 20nm thin liquid-repellent coating is given on the surface of the device, earpiece as well as its USB port.
Redmi 7 Pricing and Availability
The Redmi 7 will go on open sale in China starting at 10 am on 26 March. The price of 2GB+16GB version is CNY 699, the 3GB+32GB model costs at CNY 799, while the 4GB+64GB priced at 999.