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Xiaomi goes big on ‘Make in India’ promise, new Redmi 2 Prime built entirely in country

Xiaomi has just announced that it has set up a manufacturing unit in India under its ‘Make in India’ plans, and along with that also unveiled its fresh Redmi 2 Prime smartphone. The company will be crafting its devices at a plant located in Sri City in Andhra Pradesh, which it has developed with the help of Foxconn.

This happens to be the company’s second manufacturing unit outside of China, with the first one having been put up in Brazil. With its opening, the Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime becomes its first smartphone to be built in the nation.

This device is nothing but a slightly enhanced variant of the original Redmi 2 and it costs just Rs 6999. Instead of 1GB it offers 2GB worth of RAM, while it doubles the storage from 8GB to 16GB. All other aspects of the device remain the same.

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So you’re getting a 4.7-inch 720p HD display and the prowess of a 64-bit Snapdragon 410 processor. Imaging and video shooting on this Xiaomi handset is taken care of by an 8MP rear camera, while selfies are handled by a 2MP front snapper. A 2200mAh battery can be found inside it as well.

Here’s a clear look at the main specs of the Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime:

– Display: 4.7-inch IPS, 720p HD
– OS: Android 4.4 KitKat-based MIUI 6
– Processor: 1.2GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
– GPU: Adreno 306
– Memory: 2GB RAM, 16GB storage (expandable via microSD)
– Camera: 8MP rear, 2MP front
– Battery: 2200mAh
– Weight: 133gms
– Dimensions: 134 x 67.2 x 9.4mm

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime

The ‘Made in India’ Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime is being sold now via open sales on Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal, Mi.com and other retailers. In the coming weeks, it will also be hitting brick and mortar stores thanks to the company’s partnership with Redington.