Xiaomi has announced the launch of two new devices in India, the Redmi 2 smartphone and its long awaited MiPad, at Rs 6,999 and Rs 12,999 respectively.
Registrations for the Redmi 2 will open at 6pm on Thursday, while the device will go on sale on March 24. The MiPad on the other hand will also go on sale on the same day, however no registration will be required.
In the Indian market the Redmi 2 will go head to head with the Moto E (2nd gen) and its soon to launch 4G counterpart, the ASUS ZenFone5 and the YU Yureka.
One of the key features of the Redmi 2 will be support 4G LTE networks on both SIMs, even on the base model.
The Redmi 2 features a 4.7-inch HD IPS display that’s protected by AGC Dragontrail Glass. The device is powered by a 1.2GHz, 64-bit, quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, coupled to 1GB of RAM.
The primary camera on the Redmi 2 is an 8MP module, while the front-facing unit has a resolution of 2MP. Internal storage on the device stands at 8GB, but users will also have the option of expanding that via a microSD card slot.
Xiaomi claims the 2200mAh battery on the Redmi 2 is 10% larger than the one on its predecessor, and features Quickcharge 1.0 that makes for 20% faster charging. The device will run on Android 4.4 KitKat, featuring Xiaomi’s MiUi6 skin on top.
There’s also a 16GB variant of the Redmi 2 featuring 2GB of RAM, which the company said it will launch in the country at a later date.
The Xiaomi MiPad features a 7.9-inch 1536 x 2048 pixels IPS display, and is powered by a 2.2GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra K1 processor coupled to 2GB of RAM. Internal storage will stand at 16GB, but can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card.
The device features an 8MP camera at the rear and a 5MP unit up front. All that hardware will be powered by a 6,700mAh Lithium Polymer battery.