Xiaomi unveils Redmi 2 with a 4.7-inch 720p display, Snapdragon 410 processor and more

Xiaomi Redmi 2

Xiaomi today announced its latest budget entrant — the Redmi 2. The handset comes with a 4.7-inch 720p IPS LCD and a 64-bit Snapdragon 410 processor, which comprises of ARM’s Cortex-A53 cores.

The full specifications of the Redmi 2 are as follows:

  • 4.7-inch 720p IPS LCD display
  • 9.4-inch, 133g
  • Quad-core 64-bit Snapdragon 410 processor
  • Adreno 306 GPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB internal storage, microSD card slot
  • 4G LTE, HSPA+, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
  • 8MP rear camera with AF and LED flash
  • 2MP front camera
  • 2200mAh internal battery
  • Dual-SIM support
  • MIUI 6 (Based on Android 4.4 KitKat)
Redmi 2 gaming

What makes the Redmi 2 stand out from the crowd of other budget oriented Android handsets is its price tag of 699RMB (~$112). This is nearly $40 cheaper than the 2nd gen. Moto G, which ships with a last generation processor from Qualcomm.

The Redmi 2 will be available in China from January 9 in five different colors including white, black, yellow, pink and black.

Xiaomi is also slated to unveil its flagship handset for 2015 on January 15.