Xiaomi has taken the wraps off its first ‘Made In India’ smartphone, dubbed the Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime. Xiaomi has manufactured the device with Foxconn at the Vishakhapatnam facility in Andhra Pradesh, India.
The Redmi 2 Prime is upgraded version of Redmi 2 and was launched in China first, as Redmi 2 Limited Edition. As for specifications, it is powered by a 64-bit 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916) processor paired with Adreno 305 GPU and 2GB of RAM. The handset runs Android 4.4 Kitkat wrapped under MIUI 6 and features a 4.7-inch IPS display with 1280×720 pixels resolution and AGC Dragontrail Glass protection.
There is 16GB of internal memory onboard which can be expanded up to 32GB using microSD card. It sports an 8 mega pixel rear camera with LED flash, BSI sensor, f/2.2 aperture and Omnivision sensor. The handset also features a 2 mega pixel front facing camera. Backed up by a 2200mAh battery, the Redmi 2 Prime offers 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB OTG as connectivity options. It supports TD-LTE 2300MHz (Band 40) and FDD-LTE 1800MHz (Band 3) for India.
Price and Availability
Priced at Rs. 6,999, the Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime is available to buy from Mi.com and all Mi India partners including Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal starting today in open sale.
Xiaomi Redmi Prime 2 vs Xiaomi Redmi 2 Comparison
|Device/Features||Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime||Xiaomi Redmi 2|
|Price||Rs. 6,999||Rs. 5,999|
|Display||4.7-inch HD IPS (1280×720 pixels resolution and AGC Dragontrail Glass protection)||4.7-inch HD IPS (1280×720 pixels resolution)|
|Processor||64-bit 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916)||1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410|
|MicroSD||Yes – up to 32GB||Yes – up to 32GB|
|Rear Camera||8 mega pixel with LED flash, BSI sensor, f/2.2 aperture and Omnivision sensor||8 mega pixel|
|Front Camera||2 mega pixel||2 mega pixel|
|Connectivity||Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth||Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth|
|OS||Android 4.4 KitKat with MIUI 6||Android 4.4 KitKat with MIUI 6|