Xiaomi could be launching the Redmi 2 in India next week.
The company has put up a word puzzle on their website, which is part of a contest, the prizes for which are priority passes for buying a device.
The page is captioned “Coming Soon – 12 March 2015”, and the puzzle itself has keywords like Matte, Snapdragon, Cortex, Quick Charge, Expandable, Wideangle, Dual SIM and more.
(Refresh the page using Ctrl + F5 to get a new puzzle if you can’t find the words.)
These clues suggest that the new device could be the Redmi 2.
The phone is powered by a 64-Bit 1.2 GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, an Adreno 306 GPU and 1 GB of RAM. It sports a 4.7 inch 720P HD display,and runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat with MIUI.
The Redmi 2 has 8 GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 64GB via a microSD card slot. The rear camera is an 8 megapixel wideangle lens, while the front camera is a 2 Megapixel snapper. It is a Dual SIM device which supports 4G LTE networks. the device is backed by a 2,200 mAh battery.
Technical specifications of the Xiaomi Redmi 2:
|Operating System||Android 4.4.4 KitKat with MIUI 6|
|Display||4.7-inch 720p HD IPS (1280x720p), Corning Gorilla Glass 2, OGS, 312 ppi|
|Processor||1.2GHz 64-Bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, Cortex-A53|
|Storage||8 GB Internal Storage, expandable up to 64GB via microSD|
|Cameras||8 Megapixel rear camera with f2.2 and LED flash, HDR, Panorama, Fisheye, Voice commands
2 Megapixel front camera, 720p HD video recording, Beautify
|Connectivity||GSM, WCDMA, TD LTE, and LTE FDD, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, Wi-Fi, GPS + GLONASS, AGPS|
|Battery||2200 mAh Lithium-ion|
|Dimensions||134 x 67.21 x 9.4 mm|
The Redmi 2 could be priced at Rs. 6,999, as the phone retails for 699 Yuan in China, which is about Rs. 7,000.