The CEO of Xiaomi, Lei Jun confirmed the news via his Weibo account and announced a pricing of CNY 549 (approx. Rs. 5,700) for the smartphone. The new Redmi 2A comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of built-in storage.
If we recall then the original Xiaomi Redmi 2A was launched back in March in China at CNY 599 (approx. Rs. 6,250). It featured 1GB of RAM and included 8GB of storage.
Rest of the specifications of the new Xiaomi Redmi 2A are identical to the original Redmi 2a.
The Redmi 2A is cosmetically identical to the Xiaomi Redmi 2; though the former features a different CPU. The Redmi 2A is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core Leadcore (L1860C) Cortex-A7 processor. The Redmi 2A however supports 4G LTE, a highlight of the smartphone at this price point.
Other specifications include 4.7-inch HD (720×1280 pixel) IPS display with a 312ppi; expandable storage support via microSD card (up to 32GB); 8-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 lens, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 2200mAh battery with fast-charging.
It supports TDD-LTE Bands 38, 39, 40, and 41. Other wireless connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with Direct and wireless display functionality, alongside GPS/ A-GPS. It retains the same dimensions as the Redmi 2 as well, at 134.00×67.20×9.40mm.
Xiaomi had launched its first ‘Made in India’ smartphone named the Redmi 2 Prime, Last month, which was priced at Rs. 6,999. It was manufactured at Foxconn facility in Sri City.