Over the past few weeks, rumors about the Xiaomi Redmi 7 have kept surfacing. As is the case with Redmi series, not one but several variants of the Redmi 7 were being rumored, one of them being model M1901F9E.
Today, we got the glimpse of what the Xiaomi M1901F9E would look like, thanks to our good ol’ friend, TENAA, where the very first images of what is believed to be the Xiaomi Redmi 7 have just been spotted.
We are not sure whether the device you see above is the Redmi 7, or any of supposed variants like Redmi 7A or Redmi 7 Pro, but we like what we are seeing. A glass back on a Redmi phone, finally!
Xiaomi has remained the undisputed king of the under-10K segment in India for quite a while now, but the leaked images prove that they do not rest easy on their past successes, and are actively introducing upgrades into the look and feel of their new models. The Redmi 6, Redmi 6A and Redmi 6 Pro are the latest devices to rule the budget segment in markets like India, following up nicely from the Redmi 5 and Redmi 4 handsets.
From what the images reveal, Xiaomi Redmi 7 seems to have a glass back. If that really is the case, then Redmi 7 will be the very first Xiaomi Redmi smartphone to feature a glass back, reversing a long followed policy by them to give their phones a plastic back case for greater sturdiness.
The timing of this though does seem a bit curious since the Honor handsets that have given cut-throat competition to Xiaomi in this segment have gorgeous glass backs that have actively worked in their favor and won them applause from customers and critics alike.
This may have played some part in Xiaomi switching to glass cases as well. And given the fact that glass back feels infinitely more rich and sophisticated than the metal one, we are sure that this will be a welcome change, even amongst devoted Xiaomi fans.