Xiaomi greets the new year with the announcement of Redmi 1S Successor named the Xiaomi Redmi 2. The phone also goes buy the name Hongmi 2 and will have multiple color options of White, Dark Grey, Bright Yellow, Light Green, Pale Colors.
The Redmi 2 or the Hongmi 2 will go on flash sale in China on January 9, 2015 and carries price-tag of CNY 600 which converts to $110 or Rs. 7,000. There is no word on the global roll out yet.
Xiaomi Redmi 2 / Hongmi 2 – Key Features
The mobile phone dimensions are 134 x 67.2 x 9.4 mm and housed Dual Micro SIM Slots with Dual Standby, both supporting 4G-LTE network (China Telecom Variant has 3G + 4G). The phone runs on Android 4.4 KitKat based MIUI V6 and is backed by a 2200 mAh Li-Ion Battery with with Quick Charge 1.0.
The Redmi 2 / Hongmi 2 sports a 4.7-Inch Sharp made IPS Retina Display. It has 1280 x 720 Pixels Resolution, 312ppi Pixel Density along with Color Temperature adjustment feature. Internally, the phone is powered by a 1.2Ghz Quad Core Cortex-A53 64-Bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 Processor, Adreno 306 GPU and 1GB LPDDR3 RAM.
There is 8GB of internal Flash Storage which is further expandable up to 32GB using MicroSD Card. On the front is a 2 Mega Pixel 720p camera for selfie clicks. The back side is an 8 Mega Pixel main Back Illuminated Camera with US Omnivision Sensor, F/2.2 Aperture, 5-Element Lens, 28mm Wide Angle, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama, Burst, 10 Second Continuous Shooting, 1080p Video Recording etc.
In terms of connectivity, the handset supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Display, Bluetooth v4.0, MicroUSB V2.0, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, 3.5mm Audio Jack etc.
Xiaomi Redmi 2 – Full Phone Specifications
Xiaomi Redmi 2 / Hongmi 2 – Specs Overview
- Dual Micro SIM, Dual Standby
- MIUI 6 based on Android 4.4 KitKat
- 4.7-Inch IPS Retina Display, 1280 x 720 Pixels, 312ppi
- 1.2Ghz Quad Core Cortex-A53 64-Bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 Processor / Adreno 306 GPU
- 1GB LPDDR3 RAM
- 8GB Internal Storage, Expandable up to 32GB
- 2MP Front / 8MP Rear Camera with LED Flash
- 2200 mAh Li-Ion Battery
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, MicroUSB, A-GPS
- 3.5mm Audio Jack