A ‘Prime’ Xiaomi is headed for Indian shores


For a long while what was believed to be the Redmi 2 Prime turned out to be the Redmi 3 instead. What about the former, then?

It seems as though the Redmi 2 Prime was indeed just a rumour, despite what a lot of sites are reporting (according to TechPP).

Xiaomi has begun teasing a ‘Prime’ phone with the hashtag #PrimeIsComing. The red backlight on the buttons gives away the fact that it is going to be a Redmi series phone.

Also, Xiaomi India mention that the phone will have a 5.5-inch 1280 x 720p display.

The Indian market still does not have the Redmi Note 2, so this could be an upgraded Redmi 4G or perhaps even an all new Redmi 2 Prime (which is less likely).

redmi-note-2-prime

Xiaomi is known to have specific models for different countries (most recently, the Xiaomi Yi USA variant which had a few differences with the Chinese version), so it wouldn’t be a surprise if this new ‘Prime’ turns out to be an India-only device.

What do you think? Redmi 2 Prime, or something else altogether?

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12 Comments

  1. Levi Smith
    December 10, 2015

    Since it’s not the Note 2 or Note 3, what it is, is a waste of time.

  2. balcobomber25
    December 10, 2015

    It’s gonna be a special Note phone for the Indian market with a SD615 or SD616.

    • MattD
      December 10, 2015

      I agree, there were rumors of a note with sd615 before the note 2 launch… However, it would be a little of a let down for “xiaomi’s second home” to have the second disappointing 615-powered device of the year :-/

      • balcobomber25
        December 10, 2015

        Considering it’s only a 720p display it is clearly designed to be a cost saving phone, it could even end up being a SD410.

        • MattD
          December 10, 2015

          It’s possible, but at that point the only thing left to figure out is what’s actually “prime” in that version…

          However, if that’s true, xioami will be forced to sleep on the couch in his “second home” 😛

          • balcobomber25
            December 10, 2015

            Prime is a buzz word that gets people excited about the upcoming launch. There really is no set definition for it, an extra GB of RAM and they could say this is the “Prime” version.

            • MattD
              December 10, 2015

              At least they’re probably add something… Ulefone is like “be touch 3 is worse than previous models, but the number is higher so it have to be an upgrade” lol

        • King
          December 10, 2015

          Most people I know here, buy phones to take selfies and pictures, watch shared videos on whatsapp and play temple run. 😉
          And they want the phones to look premium. Anyway, the point is, SD410 would work if they manage to get a good camera unit, good looks and the right price. Moto G turbo is set to come to India with SD615. Mi could pull a coup if they have SD616 (wishful thinking). If only they had 1080p display (do not know why I like 5.5in phones with 1080p res.

    • vijay sud
      December 10, 2015

      If it is just Redmi Note 2 with SD 615 or 616..it would’nt cut it in 2016..Indian customer is spoilt for choice. Likes of Lenovo and others will eat it live. It had better be an upto date phone..like Note 3..otherwise Xiaomi can stay happy with Redmi 2 sales.

      • balcobomber25
        December 10, 2015

        They can’t release Note 3 in India due to the Mediatek SoC. They would have to change it out for a Qualcomm. Given that it has a 720p display it is not going to be anything close to a flagship device which leaves out the SD808 or 810. The only choices would be 615, 616 or 410.

  3. Guaire
    December 10, 2015

    Redmi Note (1) Prime.

  4. K-Paxian
    December 12, 2015

    snapdragon 410 processor dudh..!