Xiaomi unveils Redmi 2

Washington: Xiaomi which clocked 60 million sales in 2014 with Redmi, unveiled its newest entry-level phone, the Redmi 2.

The new device shares most of the features with the original model like, the 4.7-inch screen and the 1280 x 720 display. However, it also sports a few welcomed changes from its antecedent including, a 64-bit Qualcomm 410 quad-core processor and a dual 4G SIM support too.

The new Redmi features an 8MP rear camera, improved two megapixel front camera, 1GB RAM and 8GB on-device storage. It runs on Xiaomi’s own MIUI version of Android and provides a few more options to its colour-loving customers like, “lime green” and “powder yellow.”

The phone will be priced at Â¥699 (around $112) and will hit stores on January 9. However, there’s no word on when it will be released outside of China but it will make its way to India, Indonesia and Xiaomi’s other overseas markets soon.

Xiaomi revealed it had sold 18 million Redmi smartphones and 3.56 million Redmi Note in July last year. The Redmi devices alone accounted for one-third of total sales at the time.

CEO Lei Jun confirmed Xiaomi’s plans to expand sales into more countries and added the company had just raised $1.1 billion to spread its business. Turkey, Mexico, Russia and Southeast Asia are thought to be in its plans.


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