After its largely successful 6 series of smartphones, Redmi is all set to launch the 7 series in mid-2019 according to newly emerging reports. The new Redmi 7 series will have three models, namely – the Redmi 7A, Redmi 7 and Redmi 7 Pro.
Spotted in China
According to a recent report by Nashville Chatter, three new Xiaomi phones were spotted on China’s Compulsory Certificate(3C). They were certified on November 29, 2018, with the model numbers M1901F7E, M1901F7T and M1901F7C, which were revealed in a screenshot of the list. These three phones are touted to be the successors to the Redmi series, as the certification acceptance hints that the company might directly launch Redmi 7 series in China and skip the Redmi Note 6 Pro.
In addition, the report also states that ‘M18’ was the code used for registration of Redmi 6 series while all these new smartphones wield the ‘M19’ code, hinting at an entirely new series. The three smartphones will also have 4G LTE and 10W fast charging support, the report says.
Confirmations and Pricing
No official statement has been released by the company so far, so we’re relying on the reports and accompanying speculations in the market. The new series will be priced along the same lines as the Redmi 6 series.
For recapitulation, Redmi 6 was launched in India with a price tag of 7,999 INR for the 32 GB model and 9,499 INR for the 64GB model.
The Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro started at the base price of 10,999 INR for the 3GB RAM and 12,999 INR for the 4GB RAM.
On similar lines, Xiaomi Redmi 6A was priced at 5,999 INR and 6,999 INR for 16GB and 32GB models, respectively.
We can expect the new Redmi 7 series to carry a similar price tag. However, there were two more listings reported on the 3C certification website with the model name as M1901F9T and M1901F9E. Speculations are rife that this is the same Redmi series 6 phone launched in India under the name Redmi Note 6 Pro that might be launched in China as Redmi Note 6. The phones are yet to launch in China sometime in 2019, with a high possibility of them being part of the Redmi 6 series.
Some other features that the new phones will support include Face unlock and expandable storage. The complete specifications haven’t been listed yet on the certification website, as is the norm. There have also been reports around Xiaomi revealing a 48-megapixel camera phone in 2019 and making Redmi an independent brand. It would be loaded with a Snapdragon 675 SoC and would cost around 2,000 Yuan or 20,805 INR. A report by My Drivers claims this model to be a part of the new Redmi 7 series.
It is also worth noting that the budget-friendly segment of Redmi smartphones has been launched in a set of three, unlike their elite ‘Note’ and ‘Pro’ series. While the Redmi 5A recently got its Android Oreo update, the hype and eagerness here are understandable until the company releases a statement to officially confirm the launch date of the series, with details about the specifications and what new they have in store for the users.
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