Xiaomi "enhanced" version of Redmi 2A contains twice the RAM and ROM at the same price

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The Xiaomi Redmi 2A has been a huge seller for the company. Buyers aren't flocking to it because it has high specs. Actually, the opposite is true. Priced at $78 USD, the device doesn't become a drain on the wallet. With more than 10 million units sold, Xiaomi has decided to make the device even better.

Lei Jun, one of  Xiaomi's founders, recently said that for the best user experience a smartphone must have 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Considering that the Redmi 2A offers 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory, the model falls short of Mr. Lei's performance levels. So Xiaomi has decided to sell an "enhanced" version of the Redmi 2A.

As you might expect, the enhanced Redmi 2A will come with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. And the best news for consumers, is that the price of the phone will be the same $78 that the regular model was being sold for. The Xiaomi Redmi 2A enhanced edition will launch in China this Wednesday, November 11th.

The Xiaomi Redmi 2A features a 4.7-inch screen, carrying a 720 x 1280 resolution. That works out to a pixel density of 312ppi. The Leadcore LC1860 SoC is under the hood, containing a quad-core 1.5GHz CPU. An 8MP camera adorns the back, with a 2MP shooter in front for selfies and video chats. Keeping the lights on is a 2200mAh battery, and there is a dual SIM slot on board.

With the new version of the Redmi 2A made available for the holiday shopping season, we wouldn't be surprised to see the phone ring up quite a large number of sales in the weeks ahead.


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source: GizmoChina

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8 Comments

1. Arthurhkt

Posts: 725; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

This doesn't sound too good to me, while on the paper it may attract more new buyer, but for people who had bought the 1 GB RAM version, it may really piss them off, especially with the same price point and even the CEO it self proclaim to get the best MIUI experience you need to at least having 2GB RAM on board.

4. vincelongman

Posts: 5720; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

The OG Redmi 2A came out in March, over 6 months again IMO those users shouldn't really complain, it was still a great phone for the price If they bought it recently, tough luck

5. Arthurhkt

Posts: 725; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Well, maybe you are right got the 6 month part, but really tough luck for those who just bought it recently.

2. Arthurhkt

Posts: 725; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Another thing is currently they just increase the price of Redmi 2 Enhance at my country(Malaysia) from RM399(Approximately $90 USD) to RM529(Approximately $120 USD), as I as I know that the Redmi 2A is better spec than Redmi 2 and not sure whether they will sell the Redmi 2A at Malaysia or not. If it does, it sure will piss off many buyer for sure.

3. gungho

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Who cares about those buyers. Technology advances and exchange rate fluctuates.

6. Arthurhkt

Posts: 725; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Technology advance is right, but corporate do care for their customers too, they wanted to maintain the customer based, not only "1 time sales".

7. Piyath_ale

Posts: 79; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

Crap for cheap prices..

8. RangoX

Posts: 77; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

How's the processor's performance?

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