Xiaomi had had a phenomenal success with its Redmi A series smartphones and the latest one to be launched in the Indian market is the Xiaomi Redmi 7A. The two previous iterations, the Redmi 5A and 6A are being touted as the largest selling phones throughout the world, according to Canalys Smartphone Analysis. These phones are just above the entry-level smartphones and the Redmi 7A is no exception. In the Indian market alone, the Redmi A series phones have sold almost 24 million pieces.
The new phone, Redmi 7A, sports a modest 5.45inch HD+ display that has an aspect ratio of 18:9 and the overall dimensions of the phone read 159.2mmĂ—75.2mmĂ—8.1mm. Xiaomi has chosen the Octa-core 2.0GHz QualcommÂ® Snapdragonâ„˘ 439SoC to power this device and it receives a RAM support of 2GB. The internal storage can be picked from two variants, 16GB and 32GB. There would be the slot for a microSD card that can lift the storage up to 256GB. The MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie will be the operating system.
For optics, the Redmi 7A comes with a 12MP Sony IMX486 sensor possibly the only phone in this segment to be fitted with this camera. On the front, thereâ€™s a 5MP camera, with AI Portrait mode for clicking selfies with ease. A solid 4,000mAh battery powers the smartphone, ensuring you rarely run out of charge.
Significantly, Xiaomi is offering a 2-year warranty on this phone. This could be a ploy to lure the typical Indian customer, particularly those transiting from a feature phone. Xiaomi must have done a study of the customer preferences to have come out with this extended warranty.
This is a dual SIM phone with VoLTE capabilities on both the SIMs.
The Redmi 7A will be available in Matte Black, Matte Blue and Matte Gold colour variants.
On the pricing front, the 2GB+16GB variant is being offered at Rs 5,799 and the 2GB+32GB at Rs 5,999. These prices are valid only from July 11 when the phone goes on sale, till July 31. After that, there will be a Rs 200 bump to Rs 5,999 and Rs 6,199 respectively.
Mi.com, Flipkart and Mi Home stores are the sources for you to buy the phone. It will hit the offline stores also.