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New Redmi 2 Variant Passes TENAA, Could Come With Beefed-Up Specs

by Joe 3

Although we have seen a lot of smartphone releases in the first half of 2015 from Xiaomi, the company still has a lot in store. Lin Bin, the President of Xiaomi had earlier revealed that the company will release several new smartphones in the second half of 2015. We expect at least two launches in the second half, the Xiaomi Mi4c, the domestic variant of the Mi4i with Snapdragon 808 and the Xiaomi Mi5 flagship. But it looks like the company may have yet another device in store for its fans.

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A new device with the model number 2014512 got certification on August 31. When we checked out the pictures as well as the connectivity details, the model had the exact same design as the Redmi 2. Now, why would the same model pass through TENAA again? The specs are not available at the moment, but its likely that this is yet another variant of the Redmi 2. Remember the Redmi 2A, the company’s cheapest smartphone with a Leadcore SoC? Well, given that the low-end segment is covered, this could be a slightly beefed-up variant in the Redmi series.

At present, the Redmi 2 model features a quad-core 1.2GHZ Snapdragon 410 chipset with 2GB / 2GB RAM options. This particular Redmi 2 variant could upgrade the processor, probably with the mid-range Snapdragon 615. The price tag could be around 599 Yuan for 1GB version and 699 yuan for the 2GB version. This is a possibility given that the 799 Yuan Redmi Note 2 features the octa-core Helio X10 MT6795 chipset.

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Well, as we mentioned above, this is just a possibility. We can’t say for sure where this device will be positioned. For that we will have to wait for its specs and pricing. So, best we wait for more details about the phone’s specs in the coming days.

 

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  • Carlos Sainz

    It comes with TD-SCDMA, so probably a Redmi 2A with 16 GB ROM and 2G RAM.

    Moreover, all Redmi 2 with Qualcomm SoC have 20148xx codenames and this one is 2014512.

  • Zeeshan Nathani

    Beefed up ?!?!?!?
    Snapdragon 615 cant even match up with MTK6752, how can this be beefed up compared to MTK6795. Instead they have heavily downgraded the Hardware, so that they can sell the device in India (cuz of BS patent issues)
    It s probably more like a REDMi Note 2A

  • Muhammad Yasir

    i want a 5.5 incher !