If you've been into handsets, especially Android-based, then you'll have heard of the manufacturer Xiaomi. Xiaomi is a Chinese manufacturer that was founded back in 2010 but only recently started to bring their devices outside of China to resellers in other parts of the world such as India. One of their latest devices is known as the Redmi 2, a midrange handset that released into markets but didn't quite hit the mark Xiaomi was hoping for in areas like India. For the price of the smartphone, the competition was stiff which the Chinese OEM decided to release a more enhanced version of the smartphone, the Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime. Today we're learning that the smartphone has been listed on Amazon for India, but information and details are a still scarce on when consumers will actually be able to purchase the device.
First of all, if you're unfamiliar with the Xiaomi Redmi 2, this smartphone contains a 4.7-inch HD display with a resolution of 1280×720. Cracking open the handset, you'll find that the Xiaomi Redmi 2 is running a Qualcomm SnapDragon 410 quad-core 1.2GHz processor with Adreno 306 as its GPU. Located on the rear of this handset is an 8-megapixel camera while the front face holds a 2-megapixel camera. Running off a 2200mAH lithium-polymer battery, it's a bit of a surprise that the operating system is currently running Android 4.4.4 KitKat rather than jumping onto the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop OS. Lastly, there is 1 GB of RAM and only 8 GB of internal storage.
Now when it comes to the enhanced version of this handset, known as the Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime, most of the specifications are the exact same. The only difference comes with the RAM and internal storage of the smartphone. Instead of 1GB of RAM, consumers will be receiving 2GB of RAM while the storage has been bumped up from 8GB to 16GB. By increasing the RAM and internal storage, Xiaomi will be able to hold up against some of the other smartphones priced similarly.
As of right now, the Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime was discovered as a listing for India's Amazon domain where details on availability and pricing are unavailable. Currently, only a list of specifications is given for the handset so we're forced into waiting for Xiaomi to make an official release announcement. Because Xiaomi is starting to breach into other markets around the world, it would be interesting to see just how well the Prime edition of the handset will do compared to other devices within the same price range.