Xiaomi Redmi 2 to be sold in India March 12th via a flash sale


Xiaomi is going to be selling a new device in India via a flash sale on March 12th. Will it be the Xiaomi Redmi 2 or the Xiaomi MiPad? A word puzzle contest being run by Xiaomi might tell us the answer. The contest asks you to find three keywords that are related to the device. Winners will receive a priority pass allowing them to buy the handset without having to go through a flash sale. You can enter the contest by clicking on the sourcelink and solving it. You also have to "Like" Xiaomi's Indian Facebook page.

Considering that some of the words found include Snapdragon, Expandable, Matte and Wide-angle, it would seem to rule out Xiaomi's tablet, which is powered by a NVIDIA Tegra K1 SoC. That leaves the Xiaomi Redmi 2 as the device to be offered next Thursday.

Originally launched in China back during January, the Xiaomi Redmi 2 features a 4.7-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280. This works out to a pixel density of 312ppi. Driving the device is the 64-bit quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 CPU with the Adreno 306 GPU crunching graphics. 1GB of RAM is on board and there is 8GB of native storage inside. If you need additional memory, which you most likely will, there is a 64GB capacity microSD slot available. Back and front-facing cameras weigh in at 8MP and 2MP respectively. The whole shebang is powered by a 2200mAh cell and Android 4.4.4 is pre-installed. An update to Android 5.0 is on the way.

While we don't have any pricing information, we do know that when the model was sold in China at the start of the year, it was priced at the equivalent of $113 USD.

source: Xiaomi via TheTecholic

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