As expected, Xiaomi earlier today introduced its new Redmi 2 smartphone in the Chinese market. The phone is a successor to the company’s Redmi/Redmi 1S smartphones and will be available in China beginning January 9. Registrations start today at QQ Space for 699 yuan ($113).
The new smartphone features a 4.7-inch 1280x720p HD display, 1GB of RAM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor, and Android 4.4-based MIUI 6.0. The phone also packs 8GB of internal storage, microSD card slot, dual-SIM support, and 2200 mAh battery. In addition, Xiaomi has included 4G LTE, 8MP f2.2 rear camera with BSI sensor, and 2MP front shooter in the Redmi 2 smartphone.
As you can see Xiaomi hasn’t changed much from Redmi and Redmi 1S and the Redmi 2 just includes a new processor, 4G LTE support, slightly bigger battery and higher-resolution front camera. The pricing and other specifications are almost the same.
Xiaomi has not revealed the global roll-out plans just yet, but we hope to see the phone in select Asian markets around March this year. The Xiaomi Redmi 2 will be available in White, Dark gray, Bright Yellow, Light Green and Pink colour options.