After teasing the smartphones with many hints and posts, Xiaomi has finally unveiled the Redmi Y3 and Redmi 7 in India. According to Xiaomi, the Redmi 7 is the biggest upgrade in its series. The Redmi 7 features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 SoC and paired with a maximum of 3GB and 32GB of onboard storage.
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The Redmi 7 phone goes on sale on April 29 and the Redmi Y3 on April 30. It is powered by 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 632 14nm processor with Adreno 506 GPU coupled with 2GB/3GB/4GB RAM and 16GB/32GB/64GB. The Redmi 7 is basically the Redmi Y3, but with an inferior selfie camera and different RAM and storage configurations. Except for the 32-megapixel "Super Selfie Camera" on the Redmi Y3, both phones are packed with similar specs. Jio is offering double data benefits of up to 4 years along with a cashback of Rs 2,400 for the buyers of Redmi 7.
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On the software front, Redmi Y3 runs on MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie. Redmi 7 also features a 6.26 inch (15.9cm) HD+ Dot Notch display. Mostly aimed at the younger public, the Redmi Y3 comes with a new Aura Prism design that adds subtle curves, dual Gorilla Glass 5 layers for both display and back case, plus a dual tone gradient with Prime Black, Elegant Blue and Bold Red color options on the back.
The Redmi 7 is available in two variants - 2GB RAM + 32GB storage, and 3GB RAM + 32GB storage. If you need to expand further, it also supports microSD card expansion up to 512GB with its dedicated slot. The front sensor comes with Electronic Image Stabiliser, auto HDR and an AI portrait mode. Xiaomi has also confirmed that the device will house a 4,000mAh battery. For the front, the smartphone has an 8-megapixel camera for selfies and video calling with features like AI beauty and AI face unlock. The rear cameras are the same with a combination of 12-megapixel and 2-megapixel sensors. Aside from aesthetics, the Redmi 7 also has a host of upgrades under the hood, all while retaining roughly the same affordable price tags associated with a Redmi smartphone.
On the back, there is a dual-cam with a 12 MP main sensor and a 2 MP depth one, plus a circular fingerprint reader.