Xiaomi has introduced a super budget smartphone alternative to its Redmi 2 dubbed the Redmi 2A. The main difference between the two devices lied in the SoC used on the inside. While the Redmi 2 used a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC, Redmi 2A uses a LeadCore quad core SoC.
However the Chinese OEM was highly criticized for a launching a device with just 1GB of RAM. Xiaomi though, rectified their mistake by launching a higher specced ‘Made in India' Redmi 2 Prime last month.
And now the company has given the RAM treatment to its cheaper device - Redmi 2A. Today Xiaomi launched a 2GB version of the Redmi 2A in China with 16GB of internal storage. This is just double of what we had seen previously - 1GB RAM and 8GB storage.
The rest of the specs of the device remain same, 4.7-inch HD screen, 1.5GHz quad-core Leadcore L1860C processor, 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, Dual SIM support and 4G LTE connectivity. The device however still runs on Android Lollipop based MIUI 6. Xiaomi though plans to roll out the MIUI 7 update to the device in future.
The new Redmi 2A variant is available in White, Dark gray, Bright Yellow, Light Green and Pink colors and is priced at 549 Yuan ($86 / Rs. 5,745) in China. There's no word about the international roll out though as of now. The Redmi 2 Prime with nearly same specs except for the SoC sells in India for Rs 6,999.