Xiaomi Redmi 2, with 4G LTE connectivity, lunched in India at a price of Rs 6,999.
Xiaomi, Chinese smartphone maker, on Thursday launched budget smartphone Redmi 2, the successor to its affordable Redmi 1S, in India today priced at Rs 6,999.
Xiaomi Redmi 2 will directly compete with the newly-launched Moto E 2nd Gen which also carries a similar price tag.
The 4.7- inch dual 4G device is powered by 64-bit Quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 processor and has 1GB RAM, 8GB Flash (expandable to 32GB) and a 2200mAh battery, which is 10 per cent more than the Redmi 1S. The Cortex A53 CPU and Adreno 306 GPU on Redmi 2 offer 30 per cent faster browsing speeds and an overall 50 per cent higher CPU performance compared to Redmi 1S.
Xiaomi Redmi 2 comes with Android 4.4-based MIUI 6 operating system and features 8MP rear camera and 2 MP front camera with selfie timer.
The device has 1280 x 720 HD screen (312 PPI) and a fully laminated screen display that brings the pixels much closer to the surface, removing gap between glass and LCD.
Xiaomi Redmi 2 will be available exclusively on Flipkart on March 24 with registration. The company also announced that a limited edition 2GB RAM and 16GB Flash version will also be available shortly.
Limited Edition of Redmi 2 is coming to India. Yes the 2GB RAM and 16GB Flash version. More details at a later time, we’ll keep you posted!
— Mi India (@MiIndiaOfficial) March 12, 2015
In pictures: Xiaomi Redmi 2 4G launched in India
The Chinese smartphone-maker also launched its first tablet in India – the MiPad – priced at Rs 12,999. The device will be available on Flipkart on March 24 without any registration and only white colour variant will be made available to the Indian consumers.
Here’s what Xiaomi tweeted on the launch sale:
Xiaomi Redmi 2 specifications:
Price: Rs. 6,999 (Launch sale March 24th – Registration required)
* Snapdragon 410, 64-bit Quad-core 1.2GHz 4.7” IPS HD at 312 PPI
* Laminated Display + AGC Dragontrail glass
* Dual 4G, Dual SIM (Both slots support 4G/3G/2G)
* 1GB LPDDR3 RAM
* 8GB Flash (32GB expandable)
* 8MP BSI camera f/2.2, 5-element lens
* 2MP BSI 720p video recording
* 9.4mm thin, 133g light
* MIUI 6 on Android 4.4
* 2GB RAM 16GB Flash coming to India at a later date