Unlike the Xiaomi MiPad (open sale), the Redmi 2 will go on its first ever flash sale today at 2PM on Flipkart in India. The smartphone has been priced at Rs 6,999 and has seen a lot of registrations. The Redmi 1s was the most successful product by Xiaomi in India so far. We can expect similar demand for the Redmi 2 as well.
There is no information about the number of units available for the pilot sale yet but we are expecting around 20,000-30,000 units. If you have pre-registered to buy Redmi 2, do login to Flipkart around 1:50PM or earlier to buy it exactly at 2PM. It is expected to go ‘Out of Stock’ within 2-3 seconds. However, you might want to wait for the Redmi 2 Limited Edition with 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM which is coming soon in India.
We have recently compared Redmi 2 Vs Moto E 2nd Gen 3G and Redmi 2 Vs Lenovo A6000. Both the other smartphones are available on Flipkart for Rs 6,999 but the Redmi 2 emerges as a winner. Lets have a look at the specifications of the most promising budget smartphone.
Xiaomi Redmi 2 in India Specifications
The Redmi 2 in India features a 4.7 inch (1280 x 720 pixels) LED IPS display which is protected by AGC Dragontrail Glass. It is powered by 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 64-bit processor along with Adreno 305 GPU. The smartphone has 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 32 GB via microSD card. It runs on MIUI v6 on top of Android 4.4 KitKat and will soon be upgraded to Android 5.0 Lollipop.
On the camera front, the Redmi 2 has a 8 megapixel rear camera with LED flash, BSI sensor with f/2.2 aperture which can shoot Full HD 1080p videos. It also has a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calling which can also shoot HD videos (720p). It is a dual SIM smartphone.
Xiaomi Redmi 2 in India comes with 4G LTE (TDD-LTE and FDD-LTE) on both SIM cards, 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and USB OTG as connectivity options. The smartphone has a 2,200 mAh battery under the hood.