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.