Xiaomi kick started the new year by launching the Redmi 2 in China, which is essentially the successor to the popular Redmi 1S. The Chinese company has today launched the entry-level smartphone in India. It is priced at Rs 6,999, and will be available in white and grey. The white variant will go on sale on March 24, and registrations for the first sale will start at 6:00PM today. Also Read - Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 could launch as a high-end phone with tons of exciting features
Registration of #Redmi2 starts today at 6PM on @Flipkart. Launch sale – March 24th. Also Read - Xiaomi confirms Mi 11 Lite colour variants in India: Here are the options availableAlso Read - Best wearable gift ideas under Rs 5,000 for Father's Day 2021
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As far as the specifications are concerned, the Redmi 2 brings in quite a few improvements over its predecessor. It flaunts a 4.7-inch HD (1280×720 pixels) IPS laminated display with a pixel density of 312ppi and protected by Asahi Dragontrail. Under the hood is a 64-bit 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor paired with Adreno 306 GPU.
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Also included is 1GB of RAM, and 8GB internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 32GB using a microSD card. On the photography front, it features an 8-megapixel rear camera with BSI sensor, f/2.2 aperture and 28mm wide-angle lens, supplemented with a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The smartphone also features a 2,200mAh battery, which is not only 10 percent bigger than its predecessor, but thanks to QuickCharge 1.0, charges 20 percent faster as well.
Connectivity options include dual-SIM card slots with both supporting LTE (TDD-LTE Band 40 2300MHz and FDD-LTE Band 3 1800MHz), Wi-Fi, USB OTG, Bluetooth. On the software front, it runs on MIUI 6 out-of-the-box.