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Xiaomi says another 7 is coming. What could this be?

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Xiaomi’s global Twitter account has just dropped a teaser for an upcoming Redmi smartphone. The image simply says “Another 7 is coming” while showing two smartphones making a “7” formation.

The tweet doesn’t provide more info on the device but it says “set your timer to 23:59:59 and get ready #ForMore”. Interestingly, 24 hours from now is 17th March, which is a day before China unveils its new Redmi 7 smartphone on Monday. Looking at the timing, this is highly like be the new Redmi 7 and this is their budget smartphone offering that slots below the Redmi Note 7.

The Redmi 7 has been revealed in a number of teaser images shared by Redmi’s Vice President on Weibo. It gets a similar FullView display that comes with a tiny U-shaped notch at the top. The rear gets a dual-curved back that has a subtle gradient effect.

The official specs aren’t revealed yet but based on a leaked hands-on video we saw earlier, the Redmi 7 looks quite promising for an entry-level smartphone. From the video, the device is said to come with a 6.26″ HD+ display and it runs on a Snapdragon 632 processor with 3GB RAM and 64GB of storage.

Despite being a budget phone, it still gets a 4,000mAh battery which charges via microUSB. The device with the model number M1810F6LG was spotted on SIRIM and it could be announced in Malaysia together with the Redmi Note 7 this coming Tuesday.

Apart from the Redmi 7, Xiaomi is also introducing a Redmi Note 7 Pro in China very soon. This higher-spec variant was first announced in India last month and it runs on a higher Snapdragon 675 processor instead of the current Snapdragon 660 unit.

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On top of that, the 48MP main camera at the back uses Sony’s IMX586 sensor instead of the Samsung GM1 unit that’s currently used on the Redmi Note 7 non-pro version. Since this is a higher-spec version, the device is also offered with a larger 128GB of storage. The Redmi Note 7 Pro also gets additional splash resistance with P2i nano-coating.

For now, it is likely that we will get both the Redmi 7 and Redmi Note 7 in Malaysia. So far, it isn’t clear if Xiaomi will be introducing the Redmi Note 7 Pro in our market anytime soon. We will find out more in the next couple of days.

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Alexander Wong