Redmi 7A Is Going to Launch in India, Price To Start at Rs. 5,799
Xiaomi‘s sub-brand Redmi has launched the super-budget smartphone Redmi 7A in India. The device, which hit the Chinese market in May, packs a new camera at a super affordable price point for the Indian market.
While the Chinese Redmi 7A arrived with an unspecified 13MP rear camera sensor, the Indian version of the device sports a 12MP Sony IMX486. The IMX486 can be found on phones like the Xiaomi Mi A2 and Redmi Note7 in India — both of which are more expensive than the Redmi 7A (at Rs. 16,999 and Rs. 9,999, respectively).
The Indian version of the Redmi 7A will get a slight drop in raw megapixel numbers but will make up for it with a great low-light performance, thanks to greater pixel size (1.25µm versus 1.12µm). Xiaomi has said that the Indian device is “the only phone in its segment to sport the sensor.”
Indian customers will also be able to take advantage of two years of warranty, said Xiaomi, when the phone goes on sale next week.
Apart from the rear camera, the specifications for both the Chinese and Indian Redmi 7A are the same, with a 5.45-inch HD+ LCD screen, Snapdragon 439 chip (clocked at 2GHz), 2GB RAM, and up to 32GB internal storage (expandable up to 256GB via MicroSD). There’s also a 4,000mAh battery with 10-watt charging and MicroUSB connectivity, a 5MP front-facing camera, FM Radio, and a headphone port. According to Xiaomi, the battery has enough juice to last two days.
The Redmi 7A will be on sale immediately upon release. The 2GB+16GB model will cost Rs. 5799 and the 2GB+32GB will be for Rs. 5999 rupees. However, these prices are expected to last only till August, after which the models will go up to Rs. 5999 and Rs. 6199 rupees, respectively. The phone will be available in Black, Blue, and Gold with its first sale starting July 11 at 12 PM. One can buy the device on Mi.com, Flipkart, and at Mi Home stores, as well as offline channels in the future.