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Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime ‘Made in India’ Smartphone Launched at Rs. 6,999


Xiaomi, as promised, has launched its first ‘Made in India’ smartphone, the Redmi 2 Prime, priced at Rs. 6,999. The smartphone has been manufactured at Foxconn facility in Sri City.

The new Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime is now available to buy via the company’s online store, Mi.com alongside other company’s online retail partners including Amazon, Flipkart, and Snapdeal.

In terms of specifications, the Redmi 2 Prime is an upgraded variant of the Redmi 2, currently available in India at Rs. 5,999. The major difference between the Redmi 2 Prime and Redmi 2 is that the former features 2GB of RAM and 16GB of inbuilt storage while the latter packs 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage.


Rest of the specifications of the Redmi 2 Prime are identical to the Redmi 2. The dual-SIM dual-standby Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime features a 4.7-inch IPS Sharp display with HD (720×1280 pixels) resolution and 312ppi pixel density. The Android 4.4 KitKat-based smartphone comes layered with company’s own MIUI 6. The handset supports 4G dual-SIM functionality, where both SIM card slots support 4G networks. The smartphone supports LTE bands in India.

The Redmi 2 Prime runs on a 64-bit 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor (MSM8916) coupled with Adreno 306 GPU. It sports an 8-megapixel rear camera along with a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. It supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 32GB). The Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime is backed by a 2200mAh battery.

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Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime detailed specifications 

Release date August 2015
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm)                                                    134.00 x 67.20 x 9.40
Weight (g) 133.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 2200
Removable battery Yes
Colours White, Black, Yellow, Pink, Green
SAR value NA
Screen size (inches) 4.70
Touchscreen                                                             Yes
Resolution 720×1280 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 312
Processor 1.2GHz  quad-core
Processor make                                                        Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 32
Rear camera                                                             8-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 2-megapixel
Operating System Android 4.4
Skin                                                                          MIUI 6
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/ g/ n
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
Infrared No
Wi-Fi Direct No
MHL Out No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1  
SIM Type Micro-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2  
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/ CDMA                                                           GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor                                                       Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No

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