Xiaomi, the Chinese Smartphone vendor has launched its first Made in India handset dubbed as “Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime”. The manufacturing plant for producing the phones has been set up in Andhra Pradesh (Sri City). Earlier the company announced its plan of setting up a manufacturing unit in India, and today, Xiaomi launches its first “Made in India” smartphone. The same device “Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime” was earlier launched in Singapore for $179. It is the successor of Redmi 2 which was unveiled in India for Rs. 6,999 but now has a price cut of flat Rs. 1,000. The company has doubled the ROM and RAM in its latest handset, while all the other specifications and features remains the same including the pricing. To remind you, Redmi 2 has received a price cut of flash Rs. 1000.
The Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime has a 4.7-inch HD (1280 x 720p) IPS display with DragonTrail Glass protection and is powered by 1.2GHz quad-core 64-bit Snapdragon 410 processor coupled with Adreno 3.6 GPU and 2GB of RAM. It has a 8MP rear camera similar to that of Redmi 2 along with LED Flash and also includes a 2MP front facing camera.
It has 16GB of onboard memory which can be further expandable up to 32GB with microSD card support. It runs on MIUI 6 on top of Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS which might be upgradable to Android 5.0 Lollipop OS. On the connectivity front, there is a Dual SIM support, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and microUSB 2.0. On the back, there is a 2,200mAh removable battery.
The Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime is priced at Rs. 6,999 and will be available on Mi.com, Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal starting from today. It comes in White and Dark Grey options.
The following are the Pros and Cons of Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime Android phone-
- Decent price tag
- 2GB of RAM
- MIUI V6 on top of Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS
- 5-megapixels instead of 2-megapixes could be better