Just days after announcing the Redmi 2, which wasn’t much of an upgrade from the Redmi 1S except the SoC, Xiaomi has updated some of its key specifications. This news has been confirmed by the company’s CEO on Weibo.
The Xiaomi Redmi 2 is a successor to the Redmi 1S, and was announced earlier this year. However, Xiaomi has decided to upgrade it with higher amounts of RAM and internal storage. The Redmi 2 now sports 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage, which is twice of what it was originally intended to be.
Xiaomi Redmi 2 Specifications
- 4.7-inch IPS LCD display, 1280 x 720 pixels, 312ppi
- MIUI 6.0 based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat operating system
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex A53 CPU, Adreno 306 GPU, and 2GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage with a microSD card slot (up to 32GB)
- 8MP primary camera, autofocus, LED flash, HDR, and 1080p video recording
- 2MP secondary camera with 720p video recording
- dual-SIM, 4G LTE, FM Radio, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, and Wi-Fi Hotspot
- Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP and LE, A-GPS with GLONASS and Beidou, microUSB v2.0 port, and 3.5mm headphone jack
- 2,200 mAh battery; 134 x 67.2 x 9.4 mm; 133 grams
With devices like Lenovo A6000 and Huawei Honor Holly setting their sights on the Redmi 1S and the Redmi 2, Xiaomi would want to keep its devices updated with the latest hardware. The Redmi 2 is currently priced at CNY 700 (~ INR 6,882) in China, and is quite a good deal for the price, but it isn’t clear what will happen to the people who already bought the Redmi 2 with 1GB RAM and 8GB storage.
Xiaomi might introduce the Redmi 2 in the Indian market later this year.
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