Xiaomi is known for selling great phones at budget prices. Today, the device you find on the lowest end of the spectrum is the Redmi 6A and with the recent launch of the Redmi Note 7, we expect to see a new Redmi 7A follow up in the not-so-distant future.
Typically, the Redmi 7A should take over from the Redmi 6A as the most budget phone from the Chinese smartphone vendor in 2019, but this doesn’t seem to be the case, at least based on a tweet by Xiaomi Kenya. Apparently, the company is lining up a device with much weaker specs compared to what we are used to seeing on the Redmi A series.
A device with a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB expandable storage, and a 3000mAh battery is on the cards. Over the recent past, we’ve seen devices with similar hardware launch with Android Go edition, which means the upcoming Xiaomi device will run Android 9 Pie Go edition, if not Oreo Go edition.
Hello Mi Fans,
How much would you buy a device that is 1+8GB running on Snapdragon + packing a 3000 mAH battery?
— Mi Kenya (@Xiaomi_Kenya) January 15, 2019
In fact, this device already received multiple certifications in various countries towards the end of 2018 with similar hardware specs, which means it was only a matter of time before it is made official. This will be the first Android Go smartphone from Xiaomi, joining the likes of HMD Global/Nokia, Samsung, and Huawei, who already have devices running this OS.
In the tweet, Xiaomi Kenya wants to know what you’d be willing to pay for such a device, with price options of Sh 8,999, Sh 7,999, and Sh 6,999 there to pick from. However, it doesn’t mention the release date of the device or even what it will be called, but these details should be out sooner or later.
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