Xiaomi, as promised earlier launched its first ‘Made in India’ smartphone. The new device is named as Redmi 2 Prime. It is the upgraded version of Redmi 2 and priced at Rs. 6,999. Foxconn facility in Sri City, Andhra pradesh is currently manufacturing the smartphone for Xiaomi. The all new Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime is now available via the famous Indian online retails giants like Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal. Additionally you can buy the Redmi 2 Prime via Xiaomi own online store. Karthikeya Mishra, Director Industries and CEO of AP Invest ( a Government of Andhra Pradesh initiative) told us that this is one of their strength of the electronic manufacturing policy by the Government of Andhra Pradesh,
The Redmi 2 Prime has a 64-bit 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 processor (MSM8916) from Qualcomm. Adreno 306 GPU is taking care of game department. 8-megapixel rear camera along with a 2-megapixel front-facing selfie camera is packed in these devices. It supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 32GB) and backed by a 2200mAh battery.
Going through terms of spec, the Redmi 2 Prime is just an upgraded variant of the Redmi 2, which is currently sold in India at Rs. 5,999. It seems Xiaomi taken a left from its main competitor Levovo’s A6000 vs A6000+. We are saying this as we found that the only difference between the Redmi 2 Prime and Redmi 2 is that the new device features 2GB of RAM and 16GB of in-built storage, while the latter packs 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage. Rings a bell, right?
So all the other specs of the new Xiaomi’s Redmi 2 Prime are identical to their old Redmi 2. For a quick reminder, both phones has a 4.7-inch IPS Sharp display with 720p HD (720×1280) resolution and 312ppi pixel density. They also feature dual-SIM with dual-standby. Both are Android 4.4 KitKat-based smartphones comes with company’s own MIUI 6 on top. Unlike Lenovo A series, Xiaomi’s handsets supports 4G dual-SIM functionality, so both SIM card slots support 4G networks. The smartphone compatible with LTE bands in India.