Xiaomi Redmi 2 Pro shows up at the FCC

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.

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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.

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  1. max
    October 27, 2015


  2. balcobomber25
    October 27, 2015

    Moto G is one of thw top selling unlocked (non Apple/Sammy) phone in the US. This makes perfect sense.

    • Tajwar
      October 27, 2015

      Did you change profile pic? Or are you an impostor? ;P

      • balcobomber25
        October 27, 2015

        Haha I changed it. I’ve been so impressed with my MX5 thought id give Meizu a little love.

        • King
          October 27, 2015

          Shouldn’t Meizu be out-of-the-box and in-the-heart 😛

    • LastoftheBrunnen_G
      October 27, 2015

      Moto G is crap with crap specs but they get away with it because Chinese phone manufacturers still refuse to put USA LTE antennas into their phones even through the X10, MT6753 and MT6735 all support global LTE.

      • balcobomber25
        October 27, 2015

        Moto G is a decent budget phone its overpriced especially compared to a Redmi 2 but everything in the US is overpriced. Their is no monetary reason for Chinese companies to include USA LTE bands. Most of them have little to no sales in the US so the costs (cost of antennae plus FCC costs) just aren’t justified. Until they are officially sold here you won’t see many if any that include them.

  3. hak
    October 28, 2015

    It’s for Mexico definitely … no way they can enter USA market with MIUI .. google gonna sue their ass for sure ….

    • AbdulB1
      October 28, 2015

      I personally dislike miui because it takes toll on hardware…..