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Xiaomi to launch Redmi 2 in India on March 12

Xiaomi is gearing up to launch a new device, Redmi 2 in India on March 12. The Redmi 2 was launched in China in January for 699 CNY (US $113 / INR Rs 7,120 approximately).


Xiaomi is holding a contest on their Facebook page to win priority pass for the upcoming device. You will need to go here and find 3 keywords which are related to the device. Then post your answers and tag three of your friends.

In this word puzzle, we can find out words like “Snapdragon”, “Expandable”, “Matte”, “Wide-angle”. So, it is definitely not the Mi Band, which is also supposed to launch in India soon, but the Redmi 2. If you want to buy this smartphone, you can play the contest and win priority pass which will save you the hassle of flash sales.

Launching the Redmi 2 in India also makes complete sense since Redmi 1s is not currently available on Flipkart. It packs in 4G LTE along with a 64-bit Snapdragon 410 chipset and should be priced at Rs 6,999 in India exclusively available on Flipkart. It is also expected to be sold via flash sales. The Redmi 2 in India will be launching on March 12 and will go on sale after that. Lets recap the specifications.

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Specifications


Redmi 2 features a 4.7 inch (1280 x 720 pixels) LED IPS display which is exactly the same as its predecessor. It is powered by 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 64-bit processor along with Adreno 305 GPU. Redmi 2 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 comes with 4G LTE (TDD-LTE and FDD-LTE) on both SIM cards, 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS as connectivity options. The smartphone has 2,200 mAh battery under the hood.

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