Before Christmas 2014, we reported the leaked specs of the successor to the very successful Xiaomi Redmi 1S. Now, this smartphone has been made official and referred to as the Redmi 2.

The Xiaomi Redmi 2 still has a 4.7-inch HD display but with a 64-bit processor, dual 4G LTE connectivity and comes with MIUI 6 out of the box.

Aside from the processor, OS and LTE connectivity, the Xiaomi Redmi 2 is virtually similar to the Redmi 1S. It still has 1GB of RAM, 8GB of onboard storage with a microSD card slot and supports USB OTG.

Its rear camera stays at 8MP with slight software enhancements while the front camera has been bumped up a bit to 2MP.

Xiaomi Redmi 2 colors
The Xiaomi Redmi 2 is available in these very attractive colors as well as black and white.

There’s a slightly larger 2,200mAh battery underneath a slightly slimmer body with 5 color options.

Xiaomi set the price for the Redmi 2 at 699 Chinese Yen which is just a little over ₱5,000. Expect the official price in the Philippines to be around this value.


  • 4.7-Inch HD IPS Display (720 x 1280 Pixels, 312 ppi)
  • Scratch Resistant Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Android 4.4 Kitkat OS with MIUI 6
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 Chipset
  • 1.2GHz Quad Core 64-bit Cortex-A53 CPU
  • Adreno 306 GPU
  • 8.0 Megapixel Autofocus Main Camera with LED Flash
  • 2.0 Megapixel Front Camera
  • Dual SIM (Dual 4G)
  • 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE and GPRS Networks
  • Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Wireless Display
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS
  • FM Radio
  • USB OTG Support
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • 2,200mAh Li-Po Battery
  • ¥699 Official Price (₱5,000 Equivalent Price)
Xiaomi Redmi 2