Announced back in January, Xiaomi’s Redmi 2 is the company’s entry-level handset for the emerging market that succeeded the first generation Redmi smartphone device. After three months of waiting, the handset has finally landed in the Philippines. Xiaomi Philippines announces the availability to the new Redmi 2 device along with its suggested retail price.
For starters, the Redmi 2 features a considerable size display at 4.7-inches made by Sharp and features a 720p resolution at 312 ppi. It is powered by a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 CPU and is accompanied by 1 GB of RAM. It’s got a standard 8 GB internal storage with microSD support of up to 32 GB. The handset runs with Android 4.4 KitKat with MIUI 6 out of the box despite most of the recent Android smartphones of today are running Android 5.0.x. Nevertheless a limitation of functionality for such a devices but it could have been better by at least having Lollipop on board.
Other features includes an 8 Megapixel main camera on the back while a 2 Megapixel camera sits on the front. It has a dual SIM setup with dual standby and support 4G/LTE plus 3G/HSPA+. Other connectivity features are all in including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and microUSB 2.0 support with a noteworthy USB OTG support. It comes with a 2000 mAh battey housed in a 9.4 mm thick body that weighs around 133 grams.
Xiaomi Redmi 2
4.7-inch IPS HD Display | Sharp/AUO | 1280 x 720p resolution | 312 ppi
Fully laminated Display with DragonTrail Glass
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC | 64-bit | Quad-core 1.2 GHz CPU
Adreno 306 GPU
1 GB LPDDR3 RAM
8 GB eMMC/Internal Storage
microSD support up to 32 GB
Android 4.4 (KitKat) | MIUI 6
4G/LTE | 3G/HSPA+
Dual-SIM | Dual Standby
GPS | A-GPS | GLONASS | BeiDou
microUSB 2.0 | USB OTG Support
8 Megapixel backside illumilated (BSI) main camera | Omnivision image sensor | 5-element lens | f/2.2 aperture | 28 mm wide-angle
2 Megapixel secondary (front) camera
2200 mAh Battery | Sony/LG Li-Polymer | Quick Charge 1.0 Technology
134 x 67.2 x 9.4 mm
Xiaomi Philippines sets the standard retail price for the Redmi 2 at 5999.00 Php with its availability to be announced real soon.