Redmi, the sub-brand of Chinese phone maker Xiaomi, will be holding a special event in Beijing on Monday, March 18th for its latest device, the Redmi 7. The Redmi 7 serves as the successor to the Xiaomi Redmi 6, which was launched a year ago alongside Redmi 6 Pro and the Redmi 6A, and starts at 699 yuan ($105). It comes in three storage configurations - one with 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM, the mid-variant with 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM and the high-end variant with 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM.
The camera module on the Redmi 7 includes a dual camera setup on the back with a 12-MP sensor and an 8-MP sensor.
Redmi 7 dons the modern water drop notch above its 6.36-inch HD+ display, which has an aspect ratio of 19:9.
The accessory is just about 4.1 grams in weight and comes with a 40mAh battery with up to 4 hours of continuous music playback when the pair is used, but could be up to 12 hours with the 300mAh battery case. The TENAA listing also listed an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, fingerprint sensor, and a proximity sensor.
The move to let go of Redmi as an independent brand does make sense as the brand was saddled with the responsibility of churning out budget devices. The rear camera is capable of recording videos at 1080p. The Chinese variant will also come with an 18W charger within the box, unlike the Indian units.
On the front, the Redmi 7 features an 8MP camera for selfies.
Like we saw in the leaked renders, the Redmi 7 sports a gradient design which is pretty much identical to the Honor 8C smartphone. Rs 7,300) and it comes in three variants with up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
Redmi 1A automatic washing machine is the other device that was unveiled today.
As far as the pricing is concerned, the Redmi 7 is expected to be priced between CNY 700 to CNY 800 (roughly Rs 9,300) for the base 2GB Ram and 16 GB storage model, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun tipped in an earlier post.