Xiaomi’s “cheap and cheerful” Redmi 7A delivers happiness for less than MYR400

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The Xiaomi factory continues to churn out devices like there’s no tomorrow. This time around, for those with shallower pockets, the Chinese smartphone maker is bringing the Redmi 7A to Malaysia. The new budget device packs serious kit for just under MYR400.

A complete upgrade over its predecessor, the Redmi 6A, the Redmi 7A sports the power-efficient oct-core Snapdragon 439 chipset, coupled with 2GB RAM and up to 32GB of storage. 

It features a 5.45-inch HD+ Full Screen Display, boasting blue light eye protection certification by TUV Rheinland.

Xiaomi Redmi 7A
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Keeping the device juiced is a massive 4,000mAh battery that Xiaomi claims offers up to two days of normal use. 

On the aspect of optics, the Redmi 7A packs a 12MP (Sony IMX486) f/2.2 rear camera with a large pixel size of 1.25 micron pixel on the rear, and a 5MP f/2.2 selfie camera with AI Face Unlock.

Xiaomi Redmi 7A
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Handy extras include a built-in FM radio, dedicated microSD slot, a headphone jack, and splash resistance for additional piece of mind.

The phone runs Android 9 Pie with MIUI 10 on top.

Pricing and availability

The Redmi 7A is available in two colours: Matte Blue and Matte Black. It retails for MYR399 for the 2GB RAM + 16GB storage version, and the 2GB RAM + 32GB storage model goes for MYR430. Available at Authorised Mi Stores starting 17 July 2019.

For online sales channels, only the 2GB RAM + 16GB storage version will be available. The variant will be available starting 22 July 2019 on Shopee and 26 July 2019 on Lazada Malaysia.

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