“The Xiaomi Redmi 2A is a more affordable variant of the Redmi 2 with a Leadcore CPU and 4G LTE”
Soon after having its specifications leaked, Xiaomi’s new budget Android smartphone has finally gone official as the Redmi 2A. At the company’s fifth anniversary event in Beijing, Xiaomi’s CEO Lei Jun unveiled the more affordable variant of the Redmi 2 (review), which recently reached Indian shores.
Xiaomi Redmi 2A
The Xiaomi Redmi 2A utilises a 1.5GHz quad-core Leadcore L1860C processor, aided by a Mali-T628MP2 GPU. The Redmi 2 on the other hand is fuelled by a 64-bit 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 CPU, coupled with an Adreno 306 GPU.
Apart from the different processor, the Redmi 2A offers similar specs to the Redmi 2. The device sports a 4.7-inch HD display, and runs Android 4.4 KitKat with MIUI v6 on top. It has 8GB of expandable memory, 8MP/2MP cameras, and a 2,200mAh battery.
The Xiaomi Redmi 2A will be available in China starting April 8th for RMB 599, which roughly converts to Rs 6,000 in Indian currency. Its Qualcomm-powered sibling, the Redmi 2 is being offered in India for Rs 6,999. It is expected to be priced lower when it launches in India.
In addition, Xiaomi has also unveiled a pink variant of the Mi Note (review) at the same event. The Mi Note Pink Edtion is targeted at women and is being offered at RMB 2,499 (around Rs 25,200), bundled with a 5,000mAh power bank.