The Redmi 2 keeps much of the original model’s ingredients. It has the same 4.7-inch, 1280 x 720 display, but under the hood there’s an upgraded Qualcomm 410 quad-core processor. The device sports an 8-megapixel rear camera, improved 2-megapixel front camera, 1GB RAM and 8GB on-device storage. There is now dual 4G SIM support too.
The Redmi and Redmi Note were a big focus for Xiaomi in India, where it clocked one million sales in its first five months. Indeed, the Redmi family has particular potential in price sensitive markets where most consumers can’t afford top of the range phones since it out-guns most other products in the sub-$150 price bracket.
Xiaomi is wasting no time announcing new products in 2015. In addition to today’s unveiling, it plans to launch its newest flagship Mi phone at an event in Beijing on January 15. We can also expect it to begin selling outside of Asia for the first time this year, although not in the U.S.. Xiaomi Announces The Redmi 2, An Improved Version Of Its Sub-$150 Smartphone | TechCrunch