Xiaomi announces Redmi 2 for Rs. 6999 in India – A great performer!
Xiaomi announces Redmi 2 for Rs. 6999 and Mi Pad at Rs. 12,999 in India
Xiaomi announced the much awaited Redmi 2 in India today at a launch event in Delhi on 12th March 2015. Xiaomi as a consumer electronics company has been doing quite well in India with phones like the Xiaomi Mi3, Redmi 1S, Redmi Note 4G and the new Mi4.
The new addition to the portfolio of devices that Xiaomi is selling in India seems to be a great addition and people are going to love it for sure.
We say that because the device offers so much when you compare it with the devices available in the price brackets that is same as the Redmi 2.
Talking about the specs, the phone comes with a Snapdragon 410 chip-set which brings 4G and 64-bit architecture which people are going to appreciate.
The processor is coupled with 1 GB RAM. Take a look at the detailed specifications below.
Key Specifications of Xiaomi Redmi 2
- 1.2 Ghz Quad-core Snapdragon 410 Cortex-A53 – 64-bit architecture
- Adreno 306 GPU
- Android 4.4.4 KitKat with MIUI 6 on top
- 4.7 inch HD IPS with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels & 312 ppi pixel density
- RAM: 1 GB
- ROM: 8 GB (Expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card)
- 8 mega pixel rear camera with BSI sensor – auto focus and LED flash
- 2 mega pixel front facing shooter
- Battery of 2200 mAh
- Connectivity: 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS , AGPS and GLONASS
- Dimensions: 134 x 67.21 x 9.2 mm
- Weight: 133 grams
- Dual SIM; Dual stand by with 4G support on both SIMs
The camera of the Redmi 2 performs great. The 8 MP rear camera has a BSI sensor and the picture quality of the rear camera is better than any phones in this price range.
Heck, we are going to go ahead and say it’s better than many phones that are even at the price range of 15,000 INR. You can see some camera samples provided by Xiaomi in the gallery below.
Front Facing camera
The front facing 2 MP camera will be loved by selfie lovers as the camera comes with a “Beautify” option that automatically detects and enhances certain parts of the pics and makes it look great.
The mode is on by default and the camera also has a timer so that you can just start the timer and adjust the camera to take a suitable pic in the meantime and you also won’t have to struggle for reaching the camera button while taking the pic.
Processor, RAM – Overall Performance
The phone is loaded with a Snapdragon 410 1.2 Ghz Quad Core chip which is a chipset with 64-bit architecture. This coupled with the 1 GB RAM seems to run the phone fine with no lag whatsoever while we used it at the event.
The phone runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat with MIUI 6 on top of it and you have all the Google apps and services so that you are able to use the phone like any other Android phone in India.
MIUI 6 is a beautiful skin but it is a bit different from stock version of Android.
Xiaomi Redmi 2 Price and availability
The phone is available at an amazing price of Rs. 6999 and it will be sold on Flipkart using the same flash sales model that Xiaomi has been working with in India.
Registrations start on 13th March 2015 and the first sale will take place on 24th March 2015.