Xiaomi has today introduced Redmi 2 Prime which is Xiaomi’s first made in India smartphone. It will be available on company’s website and other major online stores from today onwards for the price of 6,999 INR.
This smartphone was launched at an event in Andhra Pradesh under the initiative of ‘Make in India’ which was launched by PM Narendra Modi. Chief Minister Shri Nara Chandrababu Naidu and Mr. Amitabh Kant, Secretary of DIPP were also presented at the event.
Redmi 2 Prime features a 4.7 inch HD IPS display which amounts to 312 ppi. It is equipped with 64-bit 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor assisted by 2GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM. It also has a micro SD card to extend memory by up to 32GB.
The updated version of Redmi 2, Redmi 2 Prime bears an 8 MP rear camera and also includes a 2 MP front camera for selfies. It houses a 2200mAh battery which should last you for one day with moderate usage.
It also supports dual SIM connectivity and both SIM slots support 4G LTE. Other connectivity features include EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi and GPS. The handset is still running Android 4.4 KitKat based MIUI which is a bit dated in today’s market.
Hugo Barra, Vice President, Xiaomi Global said: “Manufacturing smartphones locally is a significant step towards incorporating Xiaomi into the fabric of India in the years to come. Thanks to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s visionary plan to transform India into an attractive destination for manufacturing, we have a great opportunity to make our products in India, bringing us even closer to Indian consumers and contributing to India’s evolution in the technology sector. After taking into consideration several factors, manufacturing in Andhra Pradesh was an obvious choice for us. This has been possible due to the support of Chief Minister Shri Nara Chandrababu Naidu and his forward thinking policies, as well as Mr. Ashok K Kantha, the Ambassador of India to China, who played a key role in helping us to forge links with Andhra Pradesh.”
Key Specifications of Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime:
|Model||Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime|
|Display||4.7 inch HD IPS display|
|Processor||1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410|
|Camera||8 MP rear and 2 MP front camera|
|Internal Memory||16 GB|
|Dimensions||134 x 67 x 9 mm|
Foxconn Facility has started manufacturing Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime at its Sri City factory and it is available for purchase at Mi.com, Amazon.in, Snapdeal.com, Flipkart.com for the price of 6,999 INR.