Xiaomi gave their US hopefuls a ray of hope when they formally conceded that the US was on their plans. A little after that, a Xiaomi phone was spotted being certified.
The phone was no other than the Redmi 2 Pro, i.e., a Xiaomi Redmi 2 with 2GB RAM… and the certification body, the FCC.
During the WSJ interview, Xiaomi hinted at starting their US operations with the Mi Note and the Mi Note Pro, which makes the appearance of the Redmi 2 Pro at the FCC a bit of a surprise. Nonetheless, I’m sure there will be takers enough for this entry-level to mid-range phone as well.
The Redmi 2 Pro comes with a 4.7-inch 1280 x 720p display, a Snapdragon 410 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of on-board storage, and a 2200mAh battery. The version that passed through the FCC has support for GSM850/1900 and LTE bands 2, 4, and 7.
There’s no official announcement as yet as you would’ve guessed, but an FCC passing is a ray of hope (strictly that; let’s not get ahead of ourselves, it means nothing more for now) of patient folks waiting for Xiaomi in the US.