A few days back, we had reported that Xiaomi was planning to release the new Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime smartphone in India. Today, the company has made the device official for slightly raised price tag of Rs. 6999 Yuan ($110).
The company has reportedly partnered with China’s Foxconn to manufacture phones locally. This means, all Redmi 2 Prime units sold in India will be manufactured in India itself. The company has set up a plant in the Indian state of Andra Pradesh, making it the second Xiaomi manufacturing facility outside of China (first plant was at Brazil). Eventually, the company aims to manufacture all Xiaomi smartphones sold in the country locally.
There’s not much difference between the regular Redmi 2 model and the Redmi 2 Prime. The company has increased the RAM from 1GB to 2GB and storage from 8GB to 16GB in the upgraded model. Rest of the specs are the same. So, you get a 4.7-inch Sharp HD display with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chip, 8MP + 2MP cameras, and a 2,200mAh battery.
The phone will sold via the company’s own store, Mi.com, Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal. For now, the company has not revealed any plans to release Redmi 2 Prime outside of India.