Xiaomi's first make-in-India phone 'Redmi 2 Prime' launched for Rs. 6,999

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime ‘Made in India’ Smartphone Launched at Rs. 6,999

State Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu launched the new smartphone under the ‘Make in India, Made in Andhra Pradesh’ programme

The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, N Chandrababu Naidu today launched Xiaomi’s first phone manufactured in India, Redmi 2 Prime at Rs. 6,999 at Foxconn Facility at Sri City under the ‘Make in India, Made in Andhra Pradesh’ programme.

Xiaomi, a Chinese low-budget smartphone manufacturer, is the third largest mobile manufacturer in the world after Samsung and Apple.

Earlier this year, the Chief Minister had visited China, following which Xiaomi representatives came to Visakhapatnam to launch its first manufactured smartphone in India and announce its plans for the country.

Let’s have a look at the specs of the newly released smartphone. The new Redmi 2 Prime is an upgraded model of the Redmi 2, which is currently available India at Rs. 5,999. The Redmi 2 Prime features a 4.7-inch IPS Sharp display with HD (720×1280 pixels) resolution and 312ppi pixel density. The dual-SIM dual standby and Android 4.4 KitKat-based smartphone comes layered with company’s own MIUI 6. It is powered by a 64-bit 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor (MSM8916) coupled with Adreno 306 GPU.

The Redmi 2 Prime comes with 2GB  RAM and 16GB of inbuilt storage that is expandable up to 32GB via microSD. It sports an 8-megapixel rear camera along with a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The smartphone is backed by a 2,200mAh battery. The handset also supports 4G dual-SIM functionality, where both SIM card slots support 4G networks.

The Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime is now available for purchase via the company’s online store, Mi.com alongside other company’s online retail partners, including Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal.

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