Xiaomi today announced the launch of its first fully made in India smartphone, the Redmi 2 Prime, in India for Rs 6,999.
Hugo Barra, Xiaomi’s vice president, said, “Redmi 2 Prime will be available via Mi Stores as well as other online stores from today and in the next few weeks it will be made available in offline stores also.”
Manu Jain, head of Xiaomi India, sharing further details about offline availability of the device said, “In the first phase Redmi 2 Prime will be available in around 15 stores in southern India and later it will made available in physical stores across the country.
The Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime has a 4.7 inch display with high definition resolution and Asahi Dragontrail glass. The handset measures 134 x 67.2 x 9.4 mm and weighs 133 grams with a 2200 mAh Li-Po battery that claims to offer 14 hours of talktime.
Surprisingly, it is based on the Android 4.4.4 KitKat operating system but thankfully has 2 GB RAM and a 1.2 GHz quad core processor (Snapdragon 410). Besides, the Redmi 2 Prime has an 8 megapixel rear camera that comes along with an LED flash light and a 2 megapixel front camera.
The Redmi 2 Prime has 16 GB of internal memory and a 32 GB micro SD card slot. Other than that the phone has dual SIM (micro), 4G/3G connectivity, WiFi with tethering facility, WiFi Direct, micro USB port, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS.
Redmi 2 Prime Vs Redmi 2
The current Redmi 2 model that costs Rs 5,999 has almost the same features as the Redmi 2 Prime except that it has 1 GB RAM and 8 GB internal memory.