Xiaomi will launch the Redmi 7A in India on July 4. The Redmi 7A will be sold via Flipkart, but going by Xiaomi’s track record, it should be available for buying from Mi.com/in as well – as well as from Mi Home and other Mi offline stores in the days to come. Also, going by the history of these phones, we can totally expect the Redmi 7A to cost around Rs 6,000 in India.
A follow-up to last year’s Redmi 6A, the Redmi 7A brings a big battery and splash-resistance to the entry-level phone segment – the Redmi 7A is already available in China. The Redmi 6A was the best-selling phone in India in Q1 2019, according to data released by Counterpoint Research and something similar will be expected from the Redmi 7A as well. Although the India variant of the Redmi 7A is expected to be similar to its China variant, Xiaomi India head Manu Kumar Jain has confirmed that “we are upgrading a MASSIVE feature for the India variant.”
The company isn’t saying what that feature is just yet, but Manu’s tweet suggests it’s “something that none of the other brands provide under Rs 20,000 segment.”
The Redmi 7A is an entry-level smartphone designed for fist-time users who’re looking to make a switch from a feature phone – without burning a hole in their pocket. It comes with a 5.45-inch 720p+ LCD display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor under the hood paired with up to 2GB RAM and up to 32GB storage. The phone runs Android 9 Pie-based MIUI 10 software and packs a dedicated microSD card slot for storage expansion. There’s a sizeable 4,000mAh battery inside and micro-USB port for charging and data syncing. On to the optics, the Redmi 7A has a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera.
Xiaomi is also gearing to launch the premiere Redmi K20 series of phones in India by mid-July. It was expected that Xiaomi will launch the Redmi 7A alongside the Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro phones, but as it turns out, that’s not the case anymore.