Redmi 7 may arrive alongside the Redmi Note 7 Pro launch in China on March 18, Redmi General Manager Lu Weibing has suggested on Weibo. The new Redmi model has so far been a part of rumours and leaks, and just recently spotted on TENAA with model number M1810F6LE. The TENAA listing of the Redmi 7 revealed its key specifications that include a 6.26-inch HD+ display, 3,900mAh battery, and Android Pie. The new model will notably come as the successor to the Redmi 6 that Xiaomi launched last year.
Notably, Xiaomi earlier this month confirmed that it will launch the Redmi Note 7 Pro in China on March 18. Weibing also in an earlier post hinted at some "more surprises" on the China model that came with the Redmi Note 7 Pro in India last month. The executive didn't reveal the surprises in detail, though.
Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun in a separate post on Weibo has asked Redmi users to share their expectations for the Redmi 7. Jun also reshared his previous post revealing the price of the Redmi 7. That post was published in January, and it essentially mentioned that the Redmi 7 would be priced between CNY 700 (roughly Rs. 7,300) and CNY 800 (roughly Rs. 8,300).
Teasing the features, Jun while responding to users on his Weibo post said that the Redmi 7 would come with a 3.5mm headphone jack, infrared (IR) blaster, and a large battery pack.
If we look at the TENAA listing that was spotted last week, the Redmi 7 will come in a list of colour options, including Black, Blue, Green, Grey, Pink, Purple, Red, and White. The listing also specified that the phone comes with an octa-core processor that is clocked at 1.8GHz, coupled with 2GB, 3GB, and 4GB RAM options. There is also a mentioning of 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB of onboard storage options along with microSD card support. Moreover, the phone is found to have a dual rear camera setup that includes a 12-megapixel primary sensor and an 8-megapixel secondary sensor.
On the part of other specifications, the Xiaomi phone on TENAA was found to have a 6.26-inch HD+ (720x1520 pixels) display and include a 3,900mAh battery. Also, it runs Android 9 Pie with MIUI on top. A hands-on video recently mentioned that the Redmi 7 will come with a Snapdragon 632 SoC.
The phone listed on TENAA measures 158.65x76.43x8.47mm and weighs 180 grams. Besides, it early images on TENAA revealed the presence of a waterdrop-style display notch.