Leading Chinese smartphone maker, Xiaomi has today officially launched its impressively affordable Redmi 2 smartphone and Mi Pad tablet in India as expected. Both these devices will be exclusively available on an e-commerce channel Flipkart.com starting from 24th March 2015.
Redmi 2 includes a 4.7 inch HD IPS display with AGC Dragontrail Glass protection on top and is powered by 64 bit 1.2 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 processor paired with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of inbuilt memory which can be further expanded by another 32 GB using Micro SD card.
Redmi 2 sports an 8 MP rear camera with LED flash and can record 1080p full HD resolution videos at 30fps, also includes a 2 MP front camera and fueled by 2200 mAh battery. It runs on Android 4.4 KitKat OS with MIUI v6 on top. Connectivity features include 4G, 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, Micro USB port, USB OTG and dual SIM functionality.
Mi Pad was earlier showcased in India along with Mi 3, Redmi Note and Redmi 1s. It features a 7.9 inch IPS display with the resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels amounting to 324 ppi sharpness. It employs a NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor clocked at 2.2 GHz, assisted by 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of ROM and expandable storage of 128 GB using Micro SD card slot.
Mi Pad has an 8 MP rear camera with Sony BSI stacked sensor which is capable of full HD video recording and also sports a 5 MP front facing camera. It houses a massive 6700 mAh battery inside which offers 86 hours of music playback and 50 days on standby mode.
Mi Pad doesn’t come with voice calling facility. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Dualband, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro USB port and USB OTG.
Key Specifications of Xiaomi Redmi 2 and MiPad:
|Model||Xiaomi Redmi 2||Xiaomi MiPad|
|Display||4.7 inch HD IPS display||7.9 inch (2048 x 1536 pixels)|
|Processor||64 bit 1.2 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916||2.2 GHz NVIDIA Tegra K1|
|OS||Android 4.4 KitKat OS with MIUI v6||Android 4.4 KitKat OS with MIUI ROM|
|Camera||8 MP rear and 2 MP front camera||8 MP rear and 5 MP front camera|
|Battery||2200 mAh||6700 mAh|
|RAM||1 GB||2 GB|
|Internal Memory||8 GB||16 GB|
|Dimensions and Weight||134 x 67.2 x 9.4 mm and 133 grams||135.40 x 202.10 x 8.50 mm and 360 grams|
Users who want to but Xiaomi Redmi 2, need to register first and registration will start today at 6 PM. It will be available in two color options include White and Black-Grey, priced at 6,999 INR. MiPad doesn’t need any registration and comes in white color for Rs. 12,999. Both these devices will go on sale from March 24 onwards via Flipkart.