One of the first phones to launch this year was the Xiaomi Redmi 2, a successor to the popular and highly affordable Redmi 1S. The upgrades weren't that amazing as the new chipset was the most noticeable change. That left the phone with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage, which is considered low these days.
TENAA certified and confirmed an updated version of the Redmi 2. Xiaomi's CEO confirmed on Weibo that this news isn't a rumor, a new version of the phone with double the RAM and storage, 2GB and 16GB respectively was true.
It's good to see Xiaomi is updating its devices not only in software but in hardware too. This news was well-received in the MIUI forums, except for those people who already bought the 1GB/8GB model. There's no info on how these customers will be handeled, but the pricing isn't clear and it's not clear when the new model will go on sale (so you may have to wait a while).
Quick roundup of the Xiaomi Redmi 2 specs:
- Android w/ MIUI V6
- 4.7-inch 720p HD IPS display
- 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 410 64-bit processor
- 1GB/2GB RAM, 8GB/16GB storage, 32GB expandable
- 2200mAh battery
- Dual SIM w/ 4G LTE
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Xiaomi is also working on a cheaper version of the Redmi 1S smartphone which will continue to offer the same great specs, but for a super cheap amount. The phone is said to cost 499 Yuan (approximately Rs. 4,909) and it'll be powered by a 1.6GHz Leadcore processor.
The Xiaomi Redmi 2 is currently available for purchase in China where it's tagged at 699 Yuan (around US$112). The higher memory capacity model could make its debut any day now.
Stay tuned to Gizbot for more updates!