Rumors of a budget smarphone from Xiaomi confirmed. The company finaly introduced their new phone — Redmi 2A.
Rumors and leaks about new budget Xiaomi’s smartphone appeared in the web for a long time. In Tuesday the 31 of March Xiaomi released Redmi 2A.
It’s company’s new smartphone, that combining recognizable form, nice specs and affordable price. Redmi 2A is designed for emerging markets and undemanding users, for those who are not chasing latest flagships.
New smartphone has plastic body similar to the pervious model of Redmi (2/1S) and 4.7″ inch display. Also it has branded touch-sensitive buttons below the display, like other Xiaomi’s phones.
Redmi 2A is Leadcore powerd phone, it supplies with L1860C processor. This is a budget quad-core SoC, that clocked at 1.5 GHz. New Xiaomi’s smartphone recived 1 Gb of RAM and 8 Gb flash memory. It’s not impressive results for 2015, but we should remember about the phone’s price (about this later). We can’t expand RAM, but there is another situation with flash memory. Smartphone has slot fot microSD memory card up to 32 Gb, that’s very good, because 8 Gb is to low memory.
New Redmi 2A as well as Redmi 1S/2 got 4.7″ inch diaplay. It is IPS HD pannel with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels. With 4.7 inch diagonal, display has 312 ppi. Lower pixel dinsity is less load on the CPU. Redmi’s 2A screen has not bad result even for 2015.
Smrtphone has two cameras: 8-megapixel rear camera and 2 MP selfie camera. Using 8 MP camera you can make normal shots even in the limited light conditions. But front camera is not so good. The best usage is video calls, taking 2 MP photos is not very good idea.
Novelty got Li-Pol 2200 mAh battery, it is removable, you can change it anytime. It supports 2 SIM cards (micro SIM format), 3G and LTE. Other features include: 3.5 mini jack, FM-radio, proximity sensor, light sensor, gyroscope and accelerometer.
Redmi 2A costs only 599 Yuan, what is appoximately $97.5. But consumers can order smartphone only 499 Yuan ($80) during the сelebration of 5 anniversary of Xiaomi. A discont price will be avaliable until April 8.
Redmi 2A full specifisations:
- display IPS 4.7″ HD, resolution 720×1280, 312 ppi
- SoC Leadcore L1869C quad-core 1.5 GHz
- GPU Mali T628
- 1 Gb RAM
- 8 Gb flash memory
- 8 MP rear camera and 2 MP front camera
- wireless bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G LTE
- MIUI V6 (Android KitKat 4.4.4)
- Double SIM (2 micro SIM)
- Plastic body (color choice)
- weight 132 g.
- battery 2200 mAh
- FM-radio, accelerometer, proximity and light sensors
- price 599 Yuan, 80 dollars