Xiaomi’s sub-brand, Redmi, just announced the Xiaomi Redmi 7A smartphone as a stripped down version of the Redmi 7. The new Redmi 7A keeps the 4,000maAh battery on the Redmi 7 and also runs Android 9.0 Pie laced with MIUI 10 out of the box. However, the rest of the spec sheet changed. It now has a 5.45-inch Notchless display, a Snapdragon 439 SoC on the inside, 2GB or 3GB of RAM with 16GB or 32GB of internal storage respectively and a single rear and front-facing camera. Let’s see what else the Redmi 7A has in store.
Redmi 7A Key Specs
- 5.45-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1440 Pixels
- Android 9.0 Pie, 2GB/3GB Of RAM
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Octa-core 1.95GHz
- 16GB/32GB built-in storage
- A 13MP rear camera and 5MP selfie camera.
- 4,000mAh non-removable battery
Xiaomi Redmi 7A Design And Display
Redmi 7A has a pretty decent design with P2i splash resistant certificate which means it has a water-repellent nanocoating to keep splashes of water away. At the back of the device is the single rear camera with a ring around it and LED flash right below it. There is also no fingerprint sensor on this device – not at the back, side and definitely not underneath the display. Speaking of the display, it is a 5.45-inch of an IPS LCD Panel with an HD+ resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio. The bezel at the top houses the front facing camera while the chin below the display had the Redmi namr on it.
At the right side of the device are the volume buttons and Power button while the left side had the dual SIM card slot and a dedicated MicroSD card slot for additional storage. Colour options available for the Redmi 7A are Black and Blue.
Redmi 7A Camera Review
Redmi 7A has a total of 2 cameras; one at the back and one up front for selfies. The one at the back is a 13MP camera with PDAF and an LED flash for low light shots while an 8MP camera sits above the display for selfies with no LED flash.
Hardware and Software
Redmi 7A uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC which has an octa-core processor clocked at 1.95GHz paired with an Adreno 505 GPU for gaming and graphics. This is hooked up to either 2GB or 3GB of RAM with 16GB or 32GB of internal storage respectively. Additional storage is also possible through the dedicated MicroSD card slot that can accommodate up to 256GB. As expected, it runs MIUI 10 out of the box which is based on Android 9.0 Pie.
Battery and Connectivity
A 4,000mAh battery powers the Redmi 7A. No word on fast charging though. Charging and file transfer is done through the micro USB port. Other features of the Redmi 7A includes 4G LTE connectivity, Bluetooth, GPS, WiFi, WiFi hotspot, Infrared Port aka IR Blaster and a 3.5mm jack.
Redmi 7A Price and Availability
Pricing of this device hasn’t been made Offical but is set to be unveiled on May 28 alongside the Redmi K20.
- Dimension: N/A
- Material: Plastic
- Weight: N/A
- SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Type: IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen
- Size: 5.45-inch
- Screen Resolution: 18:9, 720 x 1440 pixels,
- Multi-touch: Yes
Software and performance
- Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie, MIUI 10
- Chipset: Snapdragon 439, Octa-core 1.95GHz
- RAM: 2GB/3GB RAM
- Internal Storage: 16GB/32GBGB
- Card Slot: Yes, up to 256GB (Dedicated slot)
- Primary: 13MP – LED flash
- Front Camera: 5MP
Network and Connectivity
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, WiFi direct, hotspot
- Network 2G: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
- 3G: 2100 MHz
- 4G: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes
- USB: Yes, microUSB
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- Audio Jack: Yes
- Fingerprint Sensor: No
- NFC: No
- GPS: Yes
- Sensors: Gravity, Proximity and Light Sensor
- Capacity: 4,000mAh Non-removable
- Type: Li-Po
- Fast Charging: N/A
- OTG Support: Yes
Price and Availability
Recommended Retail Price: Unknown
Availability: Coming Soon