Xiaomi is reportedly readying the successor to its much popular Hongmi (also known as Redmi) budget Android smartphone. The successor has been sighted on China’s telecom regulator TENAA’s database in four versions, intended for different radio support.
The phone, whose final branding is unclear right now but will most probably be known as Hongmi 2 in China and Redmi 2 elsewhere, will come with a 5.5-inch 720p HD display. It will also pack octa-core processor (clocked at 1.7GHz in some versions and 1.4GHz in some), 1GB of RAM and Android 4.2.2. In addition, Xiaomi is included a 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera (8MP in one version) and microSD card slot.
The phone is a clear step up from the original Hongmi, which comes with just a quad-core processor, 8MP rear camera and 4.7-inch HD display.
There is no word on the launch date or pricing right now but it is expected that Xiaomi will showcase Hongmi 2 at ts “MiFan Festival” in early-April.