Alleged Redmi 7A hits TENAA
Although Xiaomi is currently offering a lot in terms of specs and features for those looking to buy a smartphone in the US$150-US$250 price range with the Redmi Note 7, it seems that the Chinese brand is also working on a low-end Redmi 7 device, namely the Redmi 7A.
For now, there is no official confirmation, but it is very likely that the Redmi M1303C3EC model that has surfaced on TENAA's website is, in fact, the upcoming Redmi 7A. Its specs — a bit sketchy at this time — include an unspecified 1.4 GHz octa-core processor, 2, 3 or 4 GB of memory, 16, 32 or 64 GB of internal storage, a 5.45-inch HD+ display, a 5 MP selfie shooter, a single-sensor 13 MP main camera, as well as a 3,900 mAh battery.
In addition to the above, there is also a 3.5 mm audio jack, but no fingerprint scanner. However, the most interesting part is that this handset seems to run full Android 9.0 Pie and not Android Go. The price? Based on the price of its predecessor, the Redmi 7A should come with a sub-US$100 price tag since the Redmi 6A had a launch price of roughly US$87 in China.
All the above should be taken with a grain of salt for now, but it would not be surprising to see the Redmi 7A becoming available in China in a week or two.