Redmi 2 official with Dual LTE, Compact Design and Colorful Back Panels
Redmi 2 arrival was long known and yesterday a couple of pics pitched it alongside Redmi 1S. Now it is officially launched and is named Redmi 2 or Hongmi 2 depending on your region. It is loaded with MIUI 6 which is based on Android Kitkat 4.4.4.
Redmi 2/Hongmi 2 is an absolute Android One platform killer with specs trumping even mid-range devices. It retains the existing 4.7-inch HD 720p IPS display which is sourced from Sharp. The chipset is now 64 bit with inclusion of Quad Core Snapdragon 410 SoC clocked at 1.2 GHz. Which is also behind the inclusion of 4G LTE Cat 4. offering speeds upto 150mbps on both SIM cards.
In terms of optics 8-megapixels sensor from Omnivision take care of rear photography capable of capturing 1080p videos. The camera unit has 28mm wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture for brilliant photographs in all lighting conditions. The front or should we call it selfie camera features a 2-megapixels unit capable of capturing 72op videos.
The device has every major connectivity options in spec sheet including Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou positioning and microUSB 2.0 with Qualcom QuickCharge 1.0 to quickly charge the 2,200mAh Li-Po battery. The weigh and size of device has been marginally reduced from previous generation although now it has bigger battery. Now it measures
It is priced at CNY 699 ($110/INR 6999)in China which is in line with previous Redmi devices. It will be available in China on Friday, January 9th with launch in other markets like India, Malaysia and Indonesia after a month or two. It will be available in Blue, White, Yellow and Pink color options.
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