Xiaomi along with the 32 MP Selfie Phone (Redmi Y3)  launched the new Redmi 7 in India on Wednesday, 24th April 2019. The new Redmi 7 comes with significant upgrades to make it more lucrative for budget mobile buyers.

In this article, we will have a look at the latest Sub 10k Redmi series phones that are launched in India. Previously, the company has launched the Redmi Note 7 and Note 7 Pro.

Redmi 7 Launch, Price, and Availability

The Redmi 7 is launched in India in two storage and Ram Versions:

  • 2 GB Ram and 16 GB internal storage – Price Rs. 7999
  • 3 GB Ram and 32 GB internal storage – Price 8,999.

Both the models will go on sale on 29th April in the country and will be available in Comet Blue, Eclipse Black, and Lunar Red color options.

The phone will be available for purchase from Amazon.in or Mi.com or the Mi home stores.

Redmi 7 Key Specs and Details

There are several upgrades in the new Redmi 7 in comparison to the Redmi 6 and we will cover those below. The phone comes with a better processor

Display and Design

The Redmi 7 looks different in comparison to the Redmi 6 and comes with a polycarbonate back cover instead of metallic. Noticeably, the Redmi 7 is similar to the Redmi Y3 in terms of specs and design, apart from the front selfie camera.

There are Dual rear cameras at the backside, and at the front, we have a waterdrop notch display with 86% screen to body ratio and 19:9 aspect ratio.

The front side is neat and comes with a full-screen a low bezel display.

The phone has a large 6.26 Inch HD+(1540*720) pixels display that comes with 295-pixel density. There is a 1500:1 contrast ratio and it comes with 450 nits of maximum brightness.

There is a fingerprint scanner at the back and an IR blaster at the top side.

It is a bit bulky and comes with 8.47 mm thickness and has 180 grams weight.

Performance

The Xiaomi Redmi 7 runs on the Android Pie 8.1 along with the MIUI 10.2.8 and offers a decent user experience.

Powering the phone is the tried and tested 14 Nm Snapdragon 632 processor which is an Octa-Core SOC and comes with a maximum clock speed of 1.8 GHz.

Also, for gaming and graphics intensive tasks there is Adreno 506 GPU. You will be able to run PUBG on this phone on low and smooth settings.

Aforementioned, the device comes with either 2/3 GB (DDR3) ram with 16/32 GB (EMMC 5.1) of internal storage that is user expandable.

Besides, there is a dedicated memory card slot so you can use Dual sims as well as the memory card simultaneously.

Cameras

The phone comes with Dual cameras at the back that are vertically aligned.

There are a 12 Megapixel primary camera and a 2 Megapixel secondary depth-sensing camera for clicking images in portrait mode. The camera lens comes with 1.25-micron size and has an f/2.2 aperture.

For selfies, there is an 8 MP front camera that comes with an f/2.2 aperture and 1.12-micron pixel lens. Furthermore, there is support for Ai beautification and portrait selfies.

Other Features

The device comes with all the standard connectivity options such as 4G VOLTE, Dual Sim, Micro-USB port, WIFI, and Bluetooth.

Also, there is a face-unlocking feature that allows you to unlock the device without the swipes and touches.

Moreover, Xiaomi has even added a fingerprint scanner at the back of the device that allows you for even quicker unlocking, in case you don’t plan to use the facial recognition technology.

Lastly, the phone comes with a 4000 mAh capacity battery that is sufficient to last all day long with ease. There is a 10 Watts Charger in the box which offers average charging speeds.

Let’s Check the key differences between the Redmi 7 and the Redmi 6.

Key Specs Xiaomi Redmi 7 Xiaomi Redmi 6
Design Poly Carbonate Build Metallic Build
Display 6.26-Inch HD+ (1540*720 pixels) 5.45-inch HD+ (720 x 1440 pixels)
Processor Snapdragon 632 Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P22 Octa-Core
RAM 2/3 GB RAM 3/4 GB RAM
Storage 16/32 GB 32/64 GB
OS Android 9.0 Pie, MIUI 10.2 Android 8.1 Oreo, MIUI 9.5
Rear Camera 12MP (f/2.2) + 2MP (f/2.2) 12MP + 5MP
Front Camera 8 MP 5 MP
Battery Capacity 4000 mAH 3000 mAh
Fast Charging Support No No
Water and dustproof P2I coating No
IR Blaster Yes No
USB Type C Port No No
Bluetooth Yes Yes
NFC No No
Fingerprint Scanner At the back At the back
Thickness 8.48 mm 8.3 mm
Weight 180 grams 145 grams
Price Rs. 7,999 Rs. 7,999

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