Redmi 2, Mi Pad announced in India with aggressive pricing from Xiaomi

As we speculated, Xiaomi today announced the Redmi 2 at an event in the national capital of New Delhi in India. The phone is priced at 6,999 INR (US$111) and will go on sale 24th March onward.

Xiaomi also pulled of another surprising launch at the event in the form of the long awaited Mi Pad tablet, which although has been around for a while, still remains to be a top contender in any tablet purchase list.

The Redmi 2 that has been announced for India is the 1GB RAM variant, but a ‘limited edition’ 2GB RAM version will go on sale soon, details about which are scarce at the moment. On the other hand, the Mi Pad will go on sale same day — 24th March — for 12,999 INR (US$208). Interestingly, there will be no registration required and the tablet could be ordered from Flipkart, no strings attached.

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Specifications

xiaomi redmi 2 review

In case you aren’t aware, the Redmi 2 comes with a 4.7-inch 1280 x 720 pixel display, and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core 64-bit SoC along with 1GB of RAM (there’s a 2GB RAM variant too). Other than that, the phone has 8GB on-board storage (expandable), an 8 mega-pixel BSI enabled rear camera, 2 mega-pixel front facing camera and a 2,200mAh battery that can charge 20% faster thanks to Qualcomm’s Quick Charge technology. The phone also supports 4G LTE networks, and is among the more affordable LTE phones at 7,999 INR/US$111.

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READ: Xiaomi Redmi 2 Review

Xiaomi Mi Pad Specifications

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READ: Xiaomi Mi Pad Review

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On the other hand, the Mi Pad comes with a 7.9-inch ‘retina’ screen with a 2048 x 1536 pixel display, and is powered by the NVIDIA Tegra K1 SoC running at 2.2GHz along with 2GB of RAM. The tablet offers 16GB of on-board expandable storage, and has an 8 mega-pixel rear camera and a 5 mega-pixel front along with a 6,700mAh battery.

Both, the Redmi 2 as well as the Mi Pad will feature Xiaomi’s latest MIUI 6 out of the box. Xiaomi seems to have done well with pricing on both devices, more so for the Mi Pad. Don’t you think?

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  1. pslingam
    March 12, 2015

    MI pad will sale like hot cakes in india.. great spec on affordable price..

    • Manish
      March 12, 2015

      Lots of tabs have released after this. Take stock and make an informed decision. After all its your wallet.

  2. Angry Mobile Nerd
    March 12, 2015

    1GB version, score!

      March 14, 2015

      i believe the news also mentions about 2 GB version for limited supply..further even with 1Gb version,Redmi 2 is far better option than some of the local products..add to that the aggressive pricing of 111$(Rs 6999)..Xiaomi is actually helping scores of middle class Indians and even first time buyers(Students etc) to get a great deal for their money,this kind of value for money was unheard of few years ago when Samsung was giving same old “854*480 resolution”…The company is not obligated to give best technology to whole of world at same time,if they do lauch the latest here,well and good but we can’t be greedy,else create that kind of stuff locally if demand is that high…Its not like Iphone which rips you off your money(great phone though no doubt) or Samsung S6(Damn great is awesome..Budget!! 🙂 ) Smartphone prices have become quite better over last few years..its the Land prices that sucks 90% of our lives and seldom is there such a fierce debate there where it matters the most.

  3. realjjj
    March 12, 2015

    The prices are just as in China so no surprise at all there.

  4. Vijay Sud
    March 12, 2015

    MiPad js a great tab…but Xiaomi has perhaps missed a trick here…India..bcoz of lack of public access wifi…most people will only buy 3G/LTE equipped tabs…wifi only tab will not cut much ice in India

    • Andrawid
      March 13, 2015

      I reckon you are misguided. People use their phones as a wifi hotspot these days.

  5. Angry Mobile Nerd
    March 12, 2015

    At least Xiaomi is improving by launching the MiPad in India before they launch the MiPad2 in China (coming soon!).

    • Manish
      March 12, 2015

      Great way to dispose off old inventory in a “important” country before announcing latest in their own. And all this time they keep on harping how they wanted to simultaneously launch their products in both the countries.

      • Oz
        March 13, 2015

        At least India get to buy at China price

  6. Andre
    March 12, 2015

    In short: India gets the old stuff while chinese get the new products. Nice Xiaomi

  7. Someone from the other side
    March 12, 2015

    Now if someone would sell the 2GB Redmi 2 I might actually pull out the credit card.

    Then again, I just bought a Chuwi Android / Win dual tablet (2 weeks after a Z3 Tablet Compact) so maybe I should resist…

  8. Andrawid
    March 13, 2015

    So they are going to open 100 experience stores in India and showcase devices with 1GB of RAM. We should be expecting a Lag in the EXPERIENCE.