At the start of last month, Xiaomi unveiled the Redmi 7A budget smartphone in India starting at Rs 5,999. The company has now started rolling out an update to the device which brings new features to the camera alongside newer security levels.
The latest update to the Redmi 7A shifts the build number of the firmware to MIUI V10.2.7.0 and brings the July 2019 batch of Android security updates. However, the highlight of the update is the addition of two new features to the camera – AI Scene detection and Portrait mode.
With MIUI V10.2.7.0, the Redmi 7A will now be able to detect 33 scene categories, six of which are developed specifically for users in India. AI scene detection allows users to get better images where the software adjusts several parameters of the picture depending upon the scenario in which the camera clicked it.
The new portrait mode also uses an AI algorithm to blur the background and give a bokeh effect on the front and rear camera, even without the presence of a depth sensor.
To recall, the Redmi 7A is available in 2GB+16GB and 3GB+32GB configurations for Rs 5,999 and Rs 6,199 respectively. The device features a 5.45-inch HD 2.5D curved glass display 1440 x 720 pixels screen resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. It’s powered by a 2.0GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC with Adreno 505 GPU.
There’s 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 Redmi 7A runs Android 9 Pie-based MIUI 10 on top and is powered by a 4000 mAh battery that supports 10W charging. Connectivity options include dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack, and FM Radio.