Xiaomi Redmi 2 is now cheaper than ever at Rs 5999 [Update: New version outed]

Update: An new version of this smartphone, named Xiaomi Redmi 2 Enhanced has just been launched by the company in Singapore. It offers 2GB worth of RAM and 16GB worth of storage at around $179 or approximately Rs 8400. Let us now see whether this variant is launched in India or not.

Original Story: As was expected, the Xiaomi Redmi 2 has been granted a price cut in India by its maker, bringing its asking amount down to an even more attractive Rs 5999. That’s a Rs 1000 drop in the retail value that has stuck to it since the device was first launched in the country back in March this year.

The price reduction has apparently occurred due to ‘lower costs,’ says the company. But then again, it was almost mandatory for the Xiaomi Redmi 2 to have its retail value slashed down since its larger cousin the Redmi Note 4G can be found selling now at just Rs 7999.

Both the white and grey models of this smartphone can be purchased in exchange of Rs 5999 through the company’s very own online store (Mi.com) as well as via sites like Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal. Moreover, retail locations such as The Mobile Store and Airtel stores can also be visited in order to grab the Redmi 2.

Xiaomi Redmi 2

Xiaomi has blessed this device with a 4.7-inch 720p HD display and a 64-bit Snapdragon 410 chipset. It’s a 4G LTE phone featuring 1GB worth of RAM and an Adreno 306 GPU. This setup is accompanied by an 8MP rear camera and a 2MP selfie unit.

A quick look at the main specs of the Xiaomi Redmi 2:

– Display: 4.7-inch IPS, 720p HD
– OS: Android 4.4 KitKat-based MIUI 6
– Processor: 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 410
– GPU: Adreno 306
– Memory: 1GB RAM, 8GB storage (expandable up to 32GB)
– Camera: 8MP rear, 2MP front
– Battery: 2200mAh
– Dimensions: 134 x 67.2 x 9.4mm
– Weight: 133gms

Some were also expecting the launch of the Redmi 2A to take place today, but the cut in its retail value signifies that the former handset has very less chances of making it into India now.