Xiaomi doubles the Redmi 2 to 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage with the Enhanced Edition


Xiaomi isn't called China's Apple for nothing. Just like the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus get by on 1GB of RAM, the new Xiaomi Redmi 2 also has 1GB of RAM inside. Well, at least it did. While Xiaomi engineers believed that the handset was just fine with 1GB of the sweet stuff inside, Xiaomi gave in to complaining customers and not only doubled the amount of RAM in the phone to 2GB, it also doubled the native storage from 8GB to 16GB.

There is speculation that the version of the Redmi 2 with the 2GB of RAM will be known as the Enhanced Edition. Priced at the equivalent of $128 USD, it is expected to go on sale during Xiaomi Spring Festival which takes part from February 13th through February 25th, before the Chinese New Year

The rest of the phone's specs will remain the same including the 4.7-inch screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280. That works out to a pixel density of 312ppi. A 64-bit quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 CPU is under the hood with the Adreno 306 GPU handling graphics. 2GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage is aboard after the change. A 64GB capacity microSD slot is available for those seeking more memory. Back and front-facing cameras weigh in at 8MP and 2MP respectively, and a 2200mAh battery powers the handset. Android 4.4.4 is pre-installed with MIUI 6 on top.

Kudos to Xiaomi for listening to their customers, and so quickly too. Doing something like this really makes consumers feel like they have a voice and a say in the things they buy.

source: Xiaomi (translated) via GizmoChina

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

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15 Comments

1. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Problem with this phone international version is after sales. Unlike asus-zenfone whose market availability and after sales is very well established.

9. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

They're expanding dude... Asus already had an established market, way back.

2. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Screw xiaomi, they should've made it 2gb ram in the beginning, honor 3c made it last year with same price with yours as well as meizu m1 today

10. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Woah, someone just changed alliances.

13. KyleRiemen

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 29, 2014

Yeah, but with cheaper Mediatek processors with no support from community. Don't expect the Honor 3c to ever get lollipop...

14. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

With the price below $200, you can forget about lollipop, people prefer decent specs with good battery life and camera

15. KyleRiemen

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 29, 2014

Do you have a representative poll that states your "fact"? Since when does the redmi phones not have decent specs?

3. Chuck007

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Don't mean to troll you HugoBarraCyanogenmod, but gotta say I never imagined I'd see a day where you say "screw xiaomi". Feels like I am living in parallel universe or something lol.. About the phone, gotta say good for them. Saw the Redmi 1 a while ago and it had a great screen. Many say it has poor voice call and speaker quality, but heck, at that pricepoint I'd say they're nitpicking.

7. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I don't know why people complain...the only flaw i experienced is the screen...while it's pretty good with the display, the reflection gets in the way. The camera is one of the best in the given price range...i even prefer it to my Xperia SP. I'm hoping i can get my hands on this enhanced version.

4. Shangri-La

Posts: 76; Member since: Oct 04, 2011

Xiaomi is NOT China's Apple. In China it's just an affordable entry-level brand.

5. Mutation.X

Posts: 185; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

4gb Ram would be great.

8. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Yeah, let it mutate from 2GB RAM...that would be a miracle.

6. Mube007

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

than who is china apple lol???

11. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Honestly, in terms of premiumness, probably Oppo.

12. Chuck007

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

This may sound weird... but judging from the trend.... Apple is the Apple of China.

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