As expected from the company’s previous teaser, Xiaomi has today announced the Mi Explorer program for the Redmi K20 Pro smartphone in India. Interested users can register on the company’s official website with personal details from 20th June till 22nd June.
From all the applicants, the company will shortlist 48 applicants as Mi Explorer and the result will be declared on 25th June. To register, you can go to the company’s website using this link.
Xiaomi usually announced a program for the involvement of Mi Fans in device exploration before the launch of Redmi Note models in India. The ‘explorers’ get to use the devices before their official launch to participate in challenges designed by the company.
For the launch of Redmi Note 3, the Chinese company had shortlisted around 100 Mi Fans under the Mi generation program in 2016 and company shortlisted 50 hardcore Mi Fans as Explorers to test and explore Redmi Note 4 before its official launch back in 2017.
After the launch of Redmi Note 4, there was no such announcement ahead of major Redmi smartphone launches in India. However, after a hiatus of two years, the company seems to have decided to relaunch the Mi Explorer program in India with the Redmi K20 series.
Xiaomi has revealed that the Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro smartphones will be launched in India in the next four weeks. This hints that the devices could get launched around 17th July. However, the exact launch date has not been revealed yet.
Last month, Redmi launched its entry-level Redmi 7A smartphone in the Chinese market. Xiaomi is now all set to launch the smartphone in Europe as e-commerce portals in Czechia and Slovakia have already started listing the handset.
Now, a new report indicates that Xiaomi Redmi 7A could get launched in India next month. The phone, having model number ‘M1903C3EI’ for the Indian variant has been spotted. And since the Redmi 7A for India has already got a model number, it is speculated to soon get launched in India.
Xiaomi will be hosting a launch event in India next month where it will be launching “Flagship Killer 2.0” smartphones — Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro. It’s highly likely that the Xiaomi Redmi 7A entry-level smartphone could get launched at the same event.
The Redmi 7A features a 5.45-inch HD+ display with 1440 x 720 pixels screen resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio display with a 2.5D curved glass on top. Under the hood, the device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 octa-core processor along with Adreno 505 GPU.
It comes in two variants based on the memory configuration — 2 GB RAM with 16 GB internal storage and 3 GB RAM with 32 GB internal storage. Both models come with a microSD card slot that allows users to further expand the phone’s storage capacity up to 256 GB.
As for the camera department, it comes with a 13 MP sensor on the back side along with an LED flash and a 5 MP front-facing snapper for taking selfies and video calling. The phone comes with P2i nano-coating, which means the phone is splash resistant.
Connectivity options on the device include Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack, and FM Radio. The smartphone runs Android 9 Pie-based MIUI 10 on top and is powered by a 4000 mAh battery.
Xiaomi Redmi 7A Specifications
- CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 octa-core processor
- GPU: Adreno 505 GPU
- RAM: 2/3 GB
- Operating System: Android 9 Pie with MIUI 10
- Display: 5.45-inch HD+ display with 1440 x 720 pixels screen resolution, 18:9 aspect ratio display and a 2.5D curved glass
- Rear Camera: 13 MP with LED flash
- Front Camera: 5 MP
- Internal Storage: 16/32 GB
- Connectivity: Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack
- Other: P2i nano-coating for the splash resistance
- Colors: Black and Blue
- Battery: 4000 mAh battery