The Singles Day in China is coming up on November 11th, and Xiaomi is gearing up for sales. For those of you who don’t know, Singles Day is basically identical to Black Friday in the US, Chinese consumers can find all sorts of crazy deals being offered in China. November 11th is the day when they can buy all sorts of discounted stuff, but Xiaomi decided to take a different approach this year. The company will actually offer 11 days of sales starting with November 11th, and it will be interesting to see how many devices will be able to sell considering they sold tons last year in just 1 day.
While we wait for the sales to commence, Xiaomi has decided to announce that they’ll offer an upgraded variant of Redmi 2A for the same price the original phone was sold for. The original Redmi 2A shipped with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, while this upgraded version actually comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage. The phone will still cost 399 Yuan ($78) in China, which is very affordable, of course. This smartphone will be available starting November 11th, as you might have guessed by now.
Aside from upgraded RAM and internal storage, the new version of Redmi 2A is identical to the original. The phone features a 4.7-inch 720p (1280 x 720) IPS LCD display and will ship with a 2,200mAh battery on the inside. Leadcore’s L1860C quad-core SoC running at 1.5GHz will fuel this smartphone along with a Mali-T628 MP2 GPU for graphics. The 8-megapixel camera will be available on the back of this phone, and a 2-megapixel shooter will be available up front. The phone will ship with two SIM card slots, and you’ll also get 4G LTE connectivity as part of this package. The Redmi 2A is made out of plastic, which was easy to guess considering the price point.
That’s pretty much it. This smartphone is extremely affordable, and considering its price, the specifications are actually spot on. Xiaomi is hoping to sell quite a few of these devices during upcoming sales, and it will be interesting to see how many units will be able to ship in the coming days.