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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
Weight133 grams158 grams
Dis­play4.7‑inch 720p4.7‑inch 720p
Pro­cessor64-bit 1.2GHz Snap­dragon 410 quad-core1.6GHz Snap­dragon 400 quad-core
GPUAdreno 306 GPUAdreno 305 GPU
Stor­age8GB expandable8GB expandable
Rear Cam­era8‑megapixel8‑megapixel
Front Cam­era2‑megapixel1.6‑megapixel
OSMIUI 6 (4.4 KitKat)MIUI 5 (4.3 Jelly Bean)
Con­nectiv­ityDual-SIM, TDD-LTE, FDD-LTE,
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
Dual-SIM, 3G sup­port,
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
PriceINR 6,999INR 5,999


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.

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