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Redmi 2 Prime is Xiaomi’s first made in India smartphone: Price, specifications and features

Last week, Amazon India accidentally listed an unannounced Xiaomi smartphone, called the Redmi 2 Prime. Today, Xiaomi officially launched the Redmi 2 Prime, which incidentally is its first ‘Made in

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Last week, Amazon India accidentally listed an unannounced Xiaomi smartphone, called the Redmi 2 Prime. Today, Xiaomi officially launched the Redmi 2 Prime, which incidentally is its first ‘Made in India’ smartphone. It is priced at Rs 6,999 and will be available across Mi.com/in, Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal in an open sale.

As we have reported before, this is Xiaomi’s first smartphone that has been manufactured in India. The Chinese company has partnered Foxconn, which has set up a manufacturing facility in Sri City in Andhra Pradesh. All the Redmi 2 Prime handsets sold in India will be manufactured in the country.

The Redmi 2 Prime is essentially the Redmi 2 Limited Edition, first launched in China, and more recently launched in Singapore as the Redmi 2 Enhanced. This is essentially a bumped up variant of the Redmi 2. Where the Redmi 2 features 1GB of RAM, and 8GB internal storage, the Redmi 2 Prime boasts 2GB of RAM, and 16GB internal storage. The rest of the specifications though remain the same.

So you get a 4.7-inch HD (1280×720 pixels) display with Asahi Dragontrail glass, and it is powered by a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 64-bit quad-core processor. The aforementioned internal storage is expandable up to 32GB using a microSD card slot.

On the photography front, it features an 8-megapixel camera at the back with LED flash, and a 2-megapixel selfie camera up front. It also features a 2,200mAh battery that the company claims is good enough for 14 hours of talktime.

Connectivity options include dual-SIM card slots, 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, and on the software front, it runs on MIUI 6 based on Android KitKat.

Features

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime

Xiaomi Redmi 2

Display

4.7-inch HD 4.7-inch HD

Processor

1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 64-bit quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 64-bit quad-core

RAM

2GB 1GB

Storage

16GB (expandable) 8GB (expandable)

Rear Camera

8-megapixel 8-megapixel

Front Camera

2-megapixel 2-megapixel

Battery

2,200mAh 2,200mAh

Connectivity

Dual-SIM, LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Dual-SIM, LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Software

Android KitKat (MIUI 6) Android KitKat (MIUI 6)

Price

Rs 6,999 Rs 5,999