KUCHING: Xiaomi Malaysia will be releasing the all-new, budget-friendly Xiaomi Redmi 2 on its website soon, according to various sources.
On its website, Xiaomi Malaysia will sell Redmi 2 will be sold at an affordable RM449, with specs equivalent to new other new smartphones in the market, now.
The new smartphone features 64-bit processing processor, with Snapdragon 410 quad-core 1.2-GHz processor.
With 50 per cent more processing power than its predecessor, Cortex A7, the Cortex-A53 processor on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 410 guarantees a fluid experience even for the heaviest of users.
On top of its 64-bit computing, its energy efficient Hexagon DSP core also maximises work per CPU clock cycle for long lasting battery life. Its features enable faster apps that can juggle large amounts of data more efficiently.
Aside from that, the Xiaomi Redmi 2 is equipped with the latest 4G LTE network system and with its dual SIM feature, users can switch between SIM cards without the hassle of carrying multiple phones.
Redmi 2’s 1,280 x 720 resolution at 312 PPI makes use of a 178 degree in-plane switching (IPS) technology which delivers stunning colour consistency from almost any angle.
Xiaomi has also also re-designed the new Redmi 2 in order to allow pixels to sit close to the glass so colours are more vivid and less prone towards light glares.
“We’ve kept the same 4.7 inch display but designed Redmi 2 to be lighter at 133 gramme and thinner at 9.4 millimetres. It also features rounded corners and a textured back that feels great in your grip,” Xiaomi said.
Redmi 2 is also equipped with MIUI 6 operating system which boasts new functions, shortcuts, customisation and animations.
Xiaomi’s Redmi 2 uses a longer lasting 2,200 mAh Sony/LG lithium-ion polymer battery and it also comes with Quick Charge technology, which speeds up charging by 40 per cent.
Currently, only the white Redmi 2 will be available for Malaysian buyers.
For more information, visit Xiaomi Malaysia’s website.
Processor: 64-bit 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor
Graphics: Adreno 306 graphics processor
Storage: 1GB RAM, 8GB storage
Display: 4.7-inch display (IPS, 1,280 x 720 pixel resolution, AGC Dragontrail Glass, fully laminated)
Camera: 8MP rear camera (autofocus, LED flash, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR), 2MP front camera supports Dual SIM (4G LTE dual standby, microSIM), Bluetooth 4.0,
Network: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, A-GPS
Additional features: FM Radio, fast battery charging (Quick Charge 1.0), active noise cancellation with dedicated mics
Width, height, dimension: 134 x 67.2 x 9.4 mm
Battery: 2,200 mAh
Operating system: Android 4.4.4 KitKat and MIUI 6.0