Xiaomi has today announced the launch of its new entry-level smartphone, the Redmi 7A, in India. The smartphone comes with a price tag of Rs 5,999 for the 2GB RAM + 16GB storage option, while the 2GB RAM + 32GB storage is priced at Rs 6,199. The phone is available for purchase from Flipkart, Mi.com and Mi Home starting from July 11.
The company has revealed that it is giving a discount of Rs 200 to mark its 5th year celebration. This means users can buy the smartphone at Rs 5,799 for the 2GB RAM + 16GB storage and Rs 5,999 for 3GB RAM + 32GB storage. However, the discount is only valid for the month of July. Post that, the phones will be available at their regular price tag.
The phone is available in Matte Blue, Matte Gold and Matte Black colour options. Redmi 7A features a 5.45-inch HD 2.5D curved glass display 1440 x 720 pixels screen resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. The phone is powered by 2.0GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC with Adreno 505 GPU.
This is the first Redmi 7A is the first smartphone from the company in Redmi A series to feature an octa-core processor. Both the variants come with an option of expanding the storage up to 256GB via microSD card.
The smartphone comes with a single 12MP AI rear camera with Sony IMX 486 sensor along with an LED flash, PDAF phase focus, AI beauty and on the front, it has a 5MP AI selfie shooter. The company will soon add AI scene detection feature pretty soon in India. The company has integrated FM Antenna so that users can access FM Radio without connecting to headphones. It also features splash proof design.
The smartphone runs Android 9 Pie-based MIUI 10 on top and is powered by a 4000 mAh battery that supports 10W charging. The company claims that the battery delivers 198 hours of music playback, 17 hours HD video playback, 20 hours of VoLTE calling. the phone measures 146.30×70.41×9.55mm and weighs150 grams. Connectivity options include dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack, and FM Radio.