Xiaomi smartphone with 5.5-inch HD display, octa-core processor surfaces

Xiaomi Redmi 2

A new budget smartphone from Xiaomi has been certified in Tenna in China. This would probably come in the Redmi (Red Rice) category. It has a 5.5-inch HD display, powered by a 1.7 GHz octa-core processor (probably MediaTek) and runs on Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) with . It has a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 8-megapixel front-facing camera. It is 9.45mm thick and weighs 192 grams.

It has 1GB of RAM and supports expansion slot. It has TD-SCDMA connectivity for Chinese markets, but it might also come in 3G WCDMA variant for other markets. It doesn’t have LTE support. As usual it has WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth and GPS. As you can see from the images, it has capacitive touch buttons below the display, that glows in red color.

The Xiaomi smartphone is expected to be unveiled in early April. Xiaomi launched the Redmi or Red Rice in Singapore last week for S$ 169 (Rs. 8140 approx) and already plans to launch their smartphones in Asian markets like India, Malaysia and Indonesia. Hope we can expect the first budget phablet from Xiaomi to launch in India too.


Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

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