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

Related phones

Redmi 2
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2200 mAh



1. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I guess that junk is good for third world inhabitants. Otherwise no authentic consumer would want such low quality mimicked products.

5. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

If you haven't used it...shut up! I used it Redmi 1S for few months until i gave it to my girlfriend...reluctantly! The camera is better than what i paid for it (i prefer it to my Xperia SP), the battery is good enough, the built is solid. It's not a flagship...and it's still better than most budget phones.

10. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

BItch please, its better than moto g in terms of camera,build,battery life and we can also install cm on the original 1s. So this will be similar to that if not better which is great for that price and it has a removable battery too .

12. seven7dust unregistered

better than samsung galaxy core !!! , the real junk is all the samsung/LG phones with 4 GB memory , thats complete B.S , the O.S and touchwiz apps take up 2.5 GB and you install a few apps and you're done, thats what I call Junk. I pity the people who buy these 4GB Galaxy phones.

2. unwanted

Posts: 43; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

low quality, u must be from outerspace or poor kid from nowhere

3. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

You want to suggest that it isn't? I mean you get what you pay for.

9. insanity99

Posts: 104; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

and he got more than what he paid for.

4. Mube007

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

seriously xiamoi can't come close to one plus...

6. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Redmi costs about one-third of One plus...stop your no good nonsense!

7. Youraveragejoe

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

They should launch the 2gb version. 1gb is simply not enough with the heavy Miui on top

11. Shubham412302

Posts: 581; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

they upgraded redmi 2 with 2gb ram and 16gb internal storagehttp://www.gsmarena.com/xiaomi_redmi_2-6884.php

8. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

With Xiaomi and ASUS helming the low-end segment...... Samsung, Sony and others need to give it up....If you can't create enough profit out of it why continue?

13. voxmarc

Posts: 339; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

I have this phone, called Hongmi 2s or redmi 2s....i could say for that low amount of amount of money, its worth it...but the only thing im not ok with is the home,menu and back buttons are not well lit,you could hardly see them...they should also fix the 1gb ram get eats up a lot....but others like the UI are Flawless.

14. RangoX

Posts: 77; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Is the 2 GB version already available?

15. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I love how the extent of some of these "tech" centric people stops and ends at the spec sheet list.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.