Xiaomi has unveiled the Redmi 1S successor on January first, the phone is called the Redmi 2 and it costs only 699 Yuan ($110). That is the phone’s price in China though, it’s extremely cheap and it offers a lot for the price. It was to be expected that the phone will cost more once the retailers get their hands on it, and it seems like that just happened. I didn’t expect retailers to offer this device internationally that fast, but it looks like the Redmi 2’s listings have commenced.
This handset got listed by a Chinese reseller, SPEmall, it is not only listed but available as well. The phone is available in White only for now though, and it will cost you $154.99 should you choose to purchase it. The phone will hit India, Singapore and Malaysia later this year, but for those living outside of those regions, buying through a reseller might be the only way to get your hands on the device. The price is higher, but I’d argue that this device is more than worth it, even with a price like this is more than a good choice considering what it has to offer.
The Redmi 2 features a 4.7-inch 720p (1280 x 720) IPS display along with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of built-in storage (expandable via microSD card up to 32GB). The device is powered by Qualcomm’s 64-bit Snapdragon quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz which comes with an Adreno 306 GPU for graphics processing. 8-megapixel camera and an LED flash are located at the back of this device, while a 2-megapixel snapper is available on the front side of this device. The handset ships with Android 4.4 KitKat with Xiaomi’s MIUI 6 on top of it and a 2,200mAh battery is a part of this package as well. This is a dual-SIM, dual-4G handset and it measures 134 × 67.2 × 9.4mm, while it weighs 133 grams. If you want to check out its full specifications, visit our specs article.