The Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has launched their next budget smartphone in Indian market, Redmi 2. Xiaomi Redmi 2 will directly compete with the newly launched Moto E 2nd Gen, which also comes with the similar price tag. Though it is a budget phone, but includes all the features and specification of a high-end smartphone. Considering the Xiaomi redmi 2’s price tag, it is expected to get an enthusiastic response similar to its predecessor Xiomi Redmi 1S.
The smatphone is equipped with 4.7-inch display. Redmi 2 has 1280 x 720 HD screen 312 ppi and a fully laminated screen display, which brings the pixels much closer to the surface. It uses AGC Dragontrail Glass which makes the screen shatter and scratch-proof.
This is a dual 4G device, means both the SIM supports 4G networks. It is powered by 64-bit Quad core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 processor. It has Cortex A53 CPU and Adreno 306 GPU, which offers 30% faster internet browsing speed and an overall 50% higher CPU performance while compared to Redmi 1S. The device features 8MP rear camera for best shots and clear recording. For selfie lovers, there is a 2MP front camera with selfie timer.
Xiaomi Redmi 2 comes with Android 4.4-based MIUI 6 operating system. The Redmi 2 uses 1GB of Ram, with 8GB of internal memory. The memory is expandable upto 32GB. The connectivity option includes Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth and 4G LTE (TDD/FDD) network support for both bands in India. You can find 3.5mm audio jack, FM for radio connectivity and a Micro USB port. The Redmi 2 also supports USB On The Go (UOTG). This will allow users to connect other USB peripherals like keyboard and game-pad, which sounds quite interesting.
The smartphone has comes with a nice battery life. It uses 2200mAh capacity battery, which is 10 per cent more than the Redmi 1S.
The company has priced this smartphone at Rs. 6,999/- for its users. Xiaomi Redmi 2 will be available exclusively on Flipkart on March 24 with registration. Xiaomi also announced that a limited edition 2GB RAM and 16GB Flash version will also be available very soon.