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Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime is official with twice the memory, still hovering around $100

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Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime is official with twice the memory, still hovering around $100

Precisely as speculated, Xiaomi just made the rumored Redmi 2 Prime, its first "made in India" phone, official on its dedicated website for the country. As expected, the phone is a memory upgrade over the ultrapopular Redmi 2 budget smartphone, offering the same 4.7" IGZO screen from Sharp, Snapdragon 410 chipset, and an 8 MP rear camera, but this time coming with 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of internal memory.

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime is official with twice the memory, still hovering around $100
As for the whole "Make in India" story, the Redmi 2 Prime will be assembled in the Sri City factory, and that's that. Most of the components will still be arriving from China, but Xiaomi's Hugo Barra said in time they will start producing the packaging and chargers locally, then hopefully move on up from there. 

This is like the typical chicken and egg story. Unless there is any smartphone manufacturing happening in the country, you cannot expect to get components locally,” said Barra. For now, Xiaomi will try and meet local demand with the Sri City facility capacity, and doesn't plan to export the Redmi 2 Prime, but the phone is yet another sign on its continued focus on the Indian market, with one of the world's largest growth potential. 

The price? Redmi 2 Prime will go for the equivalent of $109, while the Redmi 2 costs just $15 less. Not a bad deal for twice the RAM and storage, isn't it?

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posted on 10 Aug 2015, 04:41

1. Arthurhkt (Posts: 454; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


I think everyone(most probably the people from India) that had purchase normal version of Redmi 2 will be crying blood now.

posted on 10 Aug 2015, 05:26

2. hmd74 (Posts: 476; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)


I have a 16gb/2gb version and it's a great phone

posted on 10 Aug 2015, 05:54 1

3. nebula (Posts: 541; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


KILLER look second from the right.

posted on 10 Aug 2015, 06:18

5. Sorin0 (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Aug 2015)


:) I do not think it's just the look! But the third one!?

posted on 10 Aug 2015, 06:40

7. nebula (Posts: 541; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


The third one trying to compete with the second one :)

posted on 10 Aug 2015, 06:11 1

4. adecvat (Posts: 256; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Better get meizu m2 mini

posted on 10 Aug 2015, 07:36

8. sip1995 (Posts: 1565; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


Agree...M2 is still a better option....

posted on 10 Aug 2015, 06:24

6. Piotrek007 (Posts: 112; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


It's India only option, right ?

posted on 10 Aug 2015, 09:10

9. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


Nope, China & Singapore iirc already have this version under a different name (Redmi 2 Enhanced as opposed to Redmi 2 Prime).

In fact my sister's using it right now :)

posted on 10 Aug 2015, 09:11

10. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


tl;dr Xiaomi Redmi 2 Enhanced rebranded as Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime in India

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