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Xiaomi announces the Redmi 2: 64-bit CPU, LTE support and low price

The oft-leaked device has been made official on Xiaomi’s Weibo account. 

Xiaomi announces the Redmi 2: 64-bit CPU, LTE support and low price

After a slew of leaks and rumors, the Redmi 2 has finally been officially announced. The successor to Xiaomi’s popular Redmi 1S once again brings attractive features at a bargain bin price – the Redmi 2 is priced at 699 Yuan (around $112) and will go on sale in China on January 9th.

For that price, the Redmi 2 offers a 64-bit quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, a 4.7-inch HD (1280×720) display, 1GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 8GB of internal storage, a microSD slot, and a 2,200mAh battery. Unlike the Redmi 1S, the Redmi 2 comes with support for LTE connectivity – it has dual SIM slots as well, and both slots support a 4G-capable SIM card. In terms of software, consumers will get Android 4.4.4 KitKat with Xiaomi’s MIUI 6 skin on top.

The Redmi 2 will be available in multiple colors, including two new options: lime green and powder yellow. Xiaomi hasn’t said anything about a launch outside China, but it’s highly probable the Redmi 2 will make its way to markets like India and Indonesia, where consumers have shown a liking to Xiaomi’s well-priced Android smartphones.

Source: Mi.com

Abhijeet Mishra
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