Xiaomi’s first new phone of 2015 is the Redmi 2 here are the official details


xiaomi redmi 2

The Xiaomi Redmi is a phone which kicked off the low-cost smartphone wars, and the Redmi 2 is the phone to continue the battle with slight redesign and the same 699 Yuan price tag.

Available in China from the 9th October, think of the Xiaomi Redmi 2 as a slight upgrade rather than a whole new phone. At first glance it is the bright colour options (white, green yellow and pink) which has the new phone stand-out from the older Redm, but closer inspection reveals a few more details.

The Redmi 2 has a more rounded design, slightly less bezel at the top and bottom of the display and is actually thinner and lighter than the original (133g, 9.4mm). A design change sees SIM card installed via a sim tray rather than removing the rear of the phone. This might actually tell us how Xiaomi managed to make the Redmi 2 thinner while packing in a slightly larger 2200mAh battery, perhaps the rear is none removable (we will have to confirm this).

xiaomi redmi 2

Just like the Redmi 1S the Redmi 2 has dual sim support with both SIM’s offering 4G network compatibility on FDD-LTE and TDD-LTE networks. That larger battery also gets a fast charge option which Xiaomi claim to charge 40% quicker than before.

Up front the Xiaomi Redmi 2 comes with the same 4.7-inch 720p display as the Redmi !s, with a 2 mega-pixel camera up front and 8 mega-pixel F2.2 snapper around the rear. Under the hood Qualcomm provide a Snapdragon 410 chipset, which oddly enough only has 1GB RAM to play with! 8GB memory can be expanded upon with SD cards of up to 32GB.

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For me the major upgrades on the Xiaomi Redmi 2 are the faster charging and the slightly smaller body, but with the same camera, screen and RAM specs as the original Redmi 1S I can only imagine users of the Mediatek version of the Redmi to be contemplating the upgrade.

For full details of the Xiaomi Redmi 2 head over to the official product specifications page here.

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