Xiaomi has launched its budget smartphone Redmi 2 in the Indian market at Rs 6,999. This 4G-capable smartphone was originally launched in January this year and we can say that it is the First launch from Xiaomi to be introduced in India Timely reducing the Gap of Launch between China and India
At this price point, this smartphone will directly compete against the upcoming second-generation Moto E with 4G, along with Lenovo A6000.
While Redmi 2 shares a few features with its predecessor, it has a few upgrades apart from the 4G-capability. The new model is powered by the 64-bit 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, while Redmi 1S comes with the 1.6GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 chipset.
The front camera gets a resolution bump, from 1.6MP in Redmi 1S to 2MP in Redmi 2 while Rear camera remain same with Sony 8Mp Sensor on it. The battery is also slightly beefier at 2,200mAh in the new smartphone, up from 2,000mAh of Redmi 1S. Xiaomi's Redmi 2 smartphone also supports QuickCharge 1.0 technology for faster battery charging.
Xiaomi will be preloading the Android 4.4-based MIUI 6.0 software with Redmi 2, while the Redmi 1S runs on the Android 4.3-based MIUI 5.0 custom skin. The new model is thinner (9.2mm) and lighter (134gram) than its predecessor (9.9mm and 190gram).
Xiaomi Redmi 2s with 2GB Ram Version
Xiaomi however revealed that it will soon be launching a limited edition of the smartphone with bumped up RAM and internal storage. The company had updated the smartphone giving it 2GB of RAM, and 16GB internal storage.
At the launch event, Xiaomi announced that it would soon be bringing the updated variant to India. Besides the bumped up RAM, and internal storage, the rest of the specifications remain the same.
Xiaomi global vice president Hugo Barra said that another Redmi 2 variant with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage will be released in India later, without specifying a price range. He added that the model will be priced higher than the standard Redmi 2 model.
If we talked about it price seeing the Limited Edition which means limited no of buyers can buy this we think Xiaomi is looking at the price of Rs 8,999 but we see that there is no point of this price tag it should be available well at Rs 7,999 launch could happen in April Last
There is also Good News Xiaomi Redmi 2 will be available via Airtel stores a few weeks after the first flash sale so you can buy it offline too. The Redmi 2 priced at Rs 6,999 will go on sale via Flipkart on March 24. Around 40,000 units will be available, and registrations for the first sale kick off at 6:00PM today. For More Latest Info and Updates Join Redmi 2 Facebook page
Pic Courtesy* - Digit.in
Pic Courtesy* - Digit.in
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