The upgraded version will offer double the RAM and storage of the original model.
The Redmi 2 is already a device poised for success, thanks to its low price and relatively feature-packed hardware, but Xiaomi is apparently not ready to sit idle and just watch units fly off its online shelves. An upgraded version of the Redmi 2 has been spotted at China’s TENAA, and according to Xiaomi’s CEO, this improved version is actually coming to market in the coming weeks.
The new model features 2GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage, both of which are double of what is offered on the original model. Those who have already bought the Redmi 2 after its launch in early January will no doubt be disappointed; hopefully, Xiaomi will offer some sort of scheme for a return or exchange instead of leaving early consumers in the lurch with a lesser powered handset.
It’s likely the upgraded Redmi 2 will cost slightly higher, but the price will no doubt still be stunningly low. As for the rest of the specs, those remain unchanged. There’s a 4.7-inch HD display, a 64-bit quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, 8 and 2-megapixel rear and front cameras, a microSD slot, 4G LTE support and dual SIM slots, and a 2,200mAh battery. Android 4.4 KitKat with MIUI 6 comes pre-installed, and an update to Lollipop will no doubt make its way to the device in the future.