Xiaomi Redmi 2S announced, features a 64-bit processor, 4G LTE connectivity and a larger battery

By January 4th, 2015 AT 2:39 PM

Right ahead of the CES 2014, Xiaomi has officially announced the successor to the Redmi 1S, the Xiaomi Redmi 2S. The device is not very different from its predecessor in terms of hardware specifications, expect the processor, connectivity, and the battery. The Redmi 2S features a 4.7-inch HD IPS LCD display, a 64-bit quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, 4G LTE connectivity, and a 2,200 mAh battery.

Xiaomi Redmi 2S Colours

Xiaomi Redmi 2S specifications

  • 4.7-inch IPS LCD display, 1280 x 720 pixels, capacitive multitouch, and Gorilla Glass protection
  • MIUI v6 based on Android 4.4 KitKat
  • 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 SoC, 64-bit processor, and Adreno 306 GPU
  • 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, and microSD card slot (up to 32GB)
  • 8MP rear-facing primary camera, BSI sensor from OmniVision, autofocus, LED Flash, f/2.2 aperture, and 1080p video recording
  • 2MP front-facing secondary camera and 720p HD video recording
  • Dual SIM, 4G LTE/3G, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, GLONASS A-GPS, microUSB v2.0 port, and 3.5mm headphone jack
  • 2,200mAh battery

Xiaomi hasn’t even upgraded the camera, as the Redmi 2S sticks to an 8-megapixel primary camera on the back and a 2-megapixel secondary camera on the front. The rear camera has a BSI sensor from OmniVision, an f/2.2 aperture autofocus lens, and 1080p video recording ability, while the front-facing camera can record HD 720p videos. Just like the Redmi 1S, its successor features two SIM card slots, but this time, both the SIM card slots are compatible with 4G LTE networks for faster data connectivity. The device supports 4G LTE connectivity over TDD-LTE (B38/B39/B40/B41) and FDD-LTE (B3/B7) bands, so it will be compatible with 4G LTE networks in India, though there’s no official word on its India-specific launch.

The device will be available in five colours; Dark Gray, White, Bright Yellow, Light Green and Pink. It is priced at CNY 699 (Rs. 7,123) and will be available through flash sale in China through QQ Tencent on the 9th of January.

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Computer science engineer turned technology blogger. Following consumer electronics industry closely from 2006, he can now predict pretty much where the market is heading. He has a dream to own Android, Windows Phone and iOS smartphones all at the same time.

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Xiaomi 2S would be a hot seller in 2015 with RJio 4G pan India launch around the corner.
I am also waiting for a cdma handset from xiaomi

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*I really don’t mind if Xiaomi has not upgraded the camera because the camera on Redmi 1S is really really good and takes some pretty awesome shots for its price. *One thing I don’t like is the use of Qualcomm Snapdragon 410. The chipset isn’t even true 64 bit in any aspect. According to data on GFX benchmarks devices such as Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime which use Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 are running on ARMv7 architecture. The main reason for this has been that Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 is using the very first revision of ARM Cortex A53 which is r0p0 and… Read more »

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