Redmi has launched its ultra-budget offering Redmi 7A in India, after teasing it this past week. The device has already launched in China, the successor to the Redmi 6A. The Redmi 7A competes with the likes of Samsung M10, Realme C2 etc. The device is targeted at the people looking to switch from the feature phone to a smartphone.
Coming to the design, Redmi 7A has a unibody polycarbonate build, a normal 18:9 panel nothing exceptional, huge bezels all around, there’s a single camera at the back, no fingerprint sensor on the phone. though the phone is spill-proof, which means a few drops of rain won’t affect it or even oil, sweat though don’t take it for a swim, that’ll be a bad idea!. there’s a triple card slot, 3.5mm jack on top, power button & volume rockers on the right, left is clean Micro USB port at the bottom.
As for specs, the handset has 5.45-inch HD+ (1440X720) display, 18:9 panel, 2.5D curved glass & no Gorilla glass for protection. For performance there’s a 12nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 octa-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz with Adreno 505 for graphics, there’s 2GB RAM & 16/32GB internal storage, which is expandable via a MicroSD card upto 256GB. Runs on MIUI 10 on top of Android 9 Pie.
Optics, the main highlight of the Redmi 7A is its rear camera, although there’s only single 12MP shooter (f/2.2 aperture) but it has the Sony IMX 486 sensor which is the same sensor found on the likes of Note 5 Pro, Redmi Note 7, MaxPro M2 & Mi A2, other camera features include, AI Mode, AI Beauty Mode, Auto HDR etc. On the front, there’s a 5MP camera for selfies.
It has a 4000mAh battery which can easily last a day or two on normal usage, a 10W charger is bundled with the phone as well. Redmi 7A comes in three colour options – Matte Blue, Matte Gold & Matte Black.
Redmi 7A- Price & Availability
Redmi 7A with 2GB/16GB variant is priced at RS. 5,799 (Introductory offer for the month of July) after that it will be RS. 5,999, while 2GB/32GB variant is priced at RS 5,999 (Introductory offer for the month of July) after that it will be priced at RS. 6,199. The device will be on sale starting July 12th on Flipkart, MI.com & Mi home and there’s a 2-year warranty on the phone.
Redmi 7A Specifications
- 5.45-inch HD+ display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
- 2GB RAM & 16GB/32GB storage
- 12MP single rear camera setup
- 5MP front-facing camera
- 4000mAh battery