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Budget Redmi smartphone hits TENAA, could this be the Redmi 7?

Is Xiaomi preparing to launch the Redmi 7? It would certainly make for a quick turnaround time over the Redmi 6.

Published onMarch 5, 2019

A Xiaomi Redmi phone seen on TENAA, rumored to be the Redmi 7.

The Redmi series is usually the company’s cheapest device family, coming in at roughly $100 to $120. And it looks like the Xiaomi sub-brand is working on yet another iteration, judging by this TENAA filing.

The filing on China’s telecoms authority website shows a phone with low-end specifications for the most part. So that means a 6.26-inch 720p display with what appears to be a waterdrop notch, an octa-core 1.8Ghz chipset, 2GB to 4GB RAM, and 16GB to 64GB of expandable storage.

Other noteworthy listed specs include a 3,900mAh battery, a dual rear camera setup with a 12MP shooter, an 8MP selfie camera, a rear fingerprint scanner, a headphone port, and an IR blaster.

We’re most likely looking at the Redmi 7, although it would make for a pretty quick turnaround time. The Redmi 6 series first launched in China back in June 2018, before coming to India in September 2018.

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But the large screen size also suggests a new entry in the Redmi Note series. The company previously launched the Redmi Note 5A in 2017, offering a sizeable screen but entry-level specs. This seems less likely though, as Xiaomi skipped the Note 6A last year.

Either way, Redmi phones usually have an attractive price, so we eagerly await more information about this device. And with the 48MP Redmi Note 7/Pro coming in at under $200, it looks like the brand is off to a great start in 2019.

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