Xiaomi Redmi 2 launched in India for INR 6,999: Whats New?

Xiaomi launched the successor for Redmi 1s in India today, Redmi 2 powered by 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, has LTE connectivity and goes on sale for INR 6,999.
With 2GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage coming to India at a later date as per the statement on Facebook page of Xiaomi.

Xiaomi Redmi 2

Redmi 2 is powered by 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz paired with 1GB of RAM, It sports 4.7-inch HD (1280 x 720) resolution IPS display with pixel density of 312ppi. The smartphone has 8GB internal storage expandable upto 32GB with a microSD card.

On imaging front, Redmi 2 packs f/2.2 aperture 8-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front shooter. The smartphone is powered by a 2,200 mAH battery with QuickCharge feature.

On Connectivity front Redmi 2 includes dual-SIM card slots with both supporting LTE (TDD-LTE Band 40 2300MHz and FDD-LTE Band 3 1800MHz), Wi-Fi, USB OTG, Bluetooth. On the software front, it runs on MIUI 6 out-of-the-box.

What’s New?

Features Xiaomi Redmi 2 Xiaomi Redmi 1S
Dimensions 134×67.2×9.4mm 137x69x9.9mm
Weight 133 grams 158 grams
Display 4.7-inch 720p 4.7-inch 720p
Processor 64-bit 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 quad-core 1.6GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core
GPU Adreno 306 GPU Adreno 305 GPU
RAM 1GB 1GB
Storage 8GB expandable 8GB expandable
Rear Camera 8-megapixel 8-megapixel
Front Camera 2-megapixel 1.6-megapixel
Battery 2,200mAh 2,000mAh
OS MIUI 6 (4.4 KitKat) MIUI 5 (4.3 Jelly Bean)
Connectivity Dual-SIM, TDD-LTE, FDD-LTE,
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
Dual-SIM, 3G support,
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
Price INR 6,999 INR 5,999

Availability

The Redmi 2 goes on sale on 24th March exclusively through Flipkart flash sale, for which registrations are open today evening 6:00PM IST for a price of INR 6,999. Smartphone will be available in white and grey.

Gouri Shankar is Tech Geek and Java, PHP and WordPress developer from India.