5.1 million units of the Leadcore powered Xiaomi Redmi 2A sold in its first three months

Back on March 31st, when Xiaomi was in the midst of celebrating its fifth birthday, the company introduced the Xiaomi Redmi 2A. Similar to the Xiaomi Redmi 2, the manufacturer made the handset even more affordable by replacing the Snapdragon 410 SoC with the Leadcore LC1860 chipset. The latter comes with a quad-core 1.5GHz CPU and the Mail T628MP2 GPU. With a price cut dropping the device to the equivalent of $80 USD, the Redmi 2A has been racking up huge sales.

This morning, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun took to his Weibo page to announce that 5.1 million units of the Redmi 2A have been rung up in its first three months of existence. Not bad, considering that Xiaomi has not yet rolled out the phone to all of its international markets.

The Xiaomi Redmi 2A is equipped with a 4.7-inch screen with a 720 x 1280 HD resolution. That works out to a pixel density of 312ppi. The aforementioned Leadcore LC1860 chipset is found under the hood. 1GB of RAM is inside along with 8GB of expandable storage. The rear camera weighs in at 8MP and there is a front-facing 2MP snapper for selfies and video chats. Keeping the lights on is a 2200mAh battery, and Android 4.4.4 is pre-installed with MIUI 6 running on top.

The Redmi 2A won't be confused with the highly spec'd Xiaomi Mi Note Pro. But more than 5 million people have purchased a serviceable phone with hardly a dent made to their wallet or purse.

source: LeiJun via GizmoChina

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4 Comments

1. quintessential

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 11, 2015

It's hardly anything surprising for a low-budget phone to sell by the millions in developing-country markets. If Xiaomi says they have sold 5 million of the high-end Note Pro in one quarter, then that's news.

4. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

It's only available in China as of now.. that would have been 50 times more if they sell in all parts of the world...

2. marcusxv3

Posts: 15; Member since: Oct 30, 2013

Isn't the 2A equipped with 2Gb ram and the 2 equipped with 1? :/

5. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

No. Only Redmi 2 enhanced edition has 2 gb ram

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