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Redmi 7 announced in China with Snapdragon 632 and an uber-affordable price tag
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Redmi 7 announced in China with Snapdragon 632 and an uber-affordable price tag

by Vyncent ChanMarch 19, 2019
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Joining the Redmi Note 7, there’s now the newly announced Redmi 7. The Redmi 7 is going to be even more affordable than the Redmi Note 7, with a weaker chipset and a poorer display.

The Redmi 7 will be powered by a Snapdragon 632 chipset, which will be mated to up to 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. For those really on a shoestring budget, the Redmi 7 also has an option with just 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. Storage is expandable, so it is still pretty usable.

Handling the camera chops will be a 12MP f/2.2 camera with 1.25μm pixels. There is also a secondary 2MP depth sensor just so you can get that beautiful bokeh effect. Up front is a 8MP selfie camera which is capable of AI Beauty mode and AI Portrait mode.

The most interesting feature is probably the P2i nano-coating which Redmi applied on the Redmi 7. That’s similar to what the POCOPHONE F1 has. Make no mistake, the coating does not make the Redmi 7 water-resistant, but it will survive mild splashes better than a device without the coating. It also comes with Redmi’s new 18-month warranty, which is pretty cool for an entry-level device.

Redmi 7 Specifications

  • Snapdragon 632, octa-core up to 1.8 GHz, 14nm FinFET
  • Up to 4GB RAM
  • Up to 64GB storage (expandable via microSD up to 512GB)
  • 6.26″ HD+ display, dewdrop notch, 84% NTSC color gamut
  • 12MP f/2.2 + 2MP depth sensor
  • 8MP selfie camera, AI Beautify
  • 4000 mAh battery
  • 2GB + 16GB: RMB 699 (~RM424)
    3GB + 32GB: RMB 799 (~RM485)
    4GB + 64GB: RMB 999 (~RM606)

The Redmi 7 will be available in black, with gradient designs for the red and blue color options. It’s worth noting that the Redmi 7 has passed SIRIM certification, so it should also be launching in Malaysia really soon.

Pokdepinion: The Redmi 7 is a massive upgrade over the last generation’s Redmi 6!

About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.

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