Xiaomi’s sub-brand, Redmi, has just announced a new budget smartphone in China. The smartphone, called, the Redmi 7A is a successor to the last year’s smartphone, the Redmi 6A, and it comes with a 5.45-inch HD+ display, Snapdragon 439 processor, P2i splash-resistant coating, 4000mAh battery, and Family Guardian app.
In terms of design, the Redmi 7A features a polycarbonate body on the back with P2i splash-resistant coating and a 5.45-inch HD+ display with 1440 x 720 pixels screen resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio, on the front. At its core, the smartphone is powered by an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor with Adreno 505 GPU, paired with 2GB or 3GB of RAM and 16GB or 32GB of storage (expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD). It runs on MIUI 10 based on Android 9.0 Pie and has a massive 4000mAh battery with support for 10W charging.
Other specifications for the smartphone include dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, 3.5mm audio jack, and FM Radio (wireless). In addition to these, the Redmi 7A also comes with the Family Guardian app with SOS Emergency Help, which can be used by users to limit their kid’s access to certain websites, along with the ability to limit their use of phone and location reminder in areas such as school. The app also offers a minimalist mode for elders that provides larger icons and simplified UI features to make it easy for them to operate their smartphone.
On the camera front, the Redmi 7A sports a 13MP rear camera with LED flash, PDAF, and AI scene detection. And a 5MP camera with AI face unlock and beautify on the front, for selfies and facial authentication.
Redmi 7A Specifications
- 5.45-inch HD+ display (1440 x 720 pixels)
- Octa-Core Snapdragon 439 processor with Adreno 505 GPU
- 2GB or 3GB RAM and 16GB or 32GB storage (expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD)
- 13MP camera with LED flash, PDAF, and AI scene detection on the rear, 5MP camera with AI face unlock and beautify on the front
- Family Guardian app with SOS Emergency Help
- 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio (wireless)
- Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and Bluetooth 5.0
- 4000mAh with 10W charging
- MIUI 10 based on Android 9.0 Pie
Redmi 7A Pricing and Availability
The Redmi 7A comes in two color options: Black and Blue, and two configurations: 2GB + 16GB and 3GB + 32GB. As for the pricing and availability, the company will announce the same along with the Redmi K20/K20 Pro on May 28.
Update: It is priced at 549 yuan (~US$ 79) for the 16GB storage version and the 32GB storage version costs 599 yuan (~US$ 86). It will go on sale in China starting from June 6th.