Xiaomi on the occasion of its fifth anniversary has unveiled a more affordable variant of the Redmi 2, the Redmi 2A. The Chinese company alongside also unveiled the Mi Note (Pink Edition). Xiaomi's CEO Lei Jun at an event in China unveiled the two new products.
The Xiaomi Redmi 2A has been launched at CNY 599 (approximately Rs. 6,000) and will be available at a special price of CNY 499 (approximately Rs. 5,000) on April 8 in China. The Xiaomi Mi Note (Pink Edition), on the other hand, has been priced at CNY 2,499 (approximately Rs. 25,000), which is slightly more than the original Mi Note that was launched at CNY 2,299 (roughly Rs. 23,000) for the 16GB model.
The new Redmi 2A is cosmetically identical to the original Xiaomi Redmi 2; though the former features a different CPU. The Redmi 2A is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Leadcore (L1860C) Cortex-A7 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. The Xiaomi Redmi 2, on the other hand, is powered by a 64-bit 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Cortex-A53 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. Another highlight of the smartphone is it supports 4G LTE, much like its sibling.
Other specifications include 4.7-inch HD (720x1280 pixel) IPS display with a 312ppi; 8GB of inbuilt storage expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB); 8-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 lens, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 2200mAh battery with fast-charging. It supports TDD-LTE Bands 38, 39, 40, and 41. Other wireless connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with Direct and wireless display functionality, alongside GPS/ A-GPS. It retains the same dimensions as the Redmi 2 as well, at 134.00x67.20x9.40mm.