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Today Xiaomi announced the launch of the Redmi 2 Prime in India. What’s it all about?

Processing

The Redmi 2 Prime is going to ship with a 64-bit Snapdragon 410 quad-core 1.2-GHz with 50% more processing power than its predecessor. The new Cortex-A53 processor on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 410 should have enough power to make the user experience more fluid.

It will also have 2GB of ram at it’s disposal.

Connectivity

The Redmi 2 Prime will support 4G Dual SIM with up to 150Mbps download speeds. This means you won’t have to manually switch SIM cards around with 4G support on both slots. Intelligent dual SIM features allow you to manage calls and messages easily, according to preferred network and data settings for each card. For instance, Redmi 2 allows you to create custom SIM labels so you don’t get mixed up. It also automatically selects which SIM to use when you call or text someone based on history.

Learn more about networks supported

Display

The new 1280×720 HD resolution display at 312ppi should be really nice. It has 178° in-plane switching (IPS) technology to deliver color consistency from angles other than looking straight on. Xiaomi say they also designed a fully laminated display which allows pixels to sit close to the glass, so colors pop right off the screen and are less affected by glare.

All this is protected with a highly shatter and scratch-resistant AGC Dragontrail glass that is known for being incredibly strong despite being very thin and light.

I’m really looking forward to seeing this new display in action.

Ergonomics

Xiaomi kept the same 4.7″ display but designed Redmi 2 to be lighter and thinner. It’s now just 9.4mm.  It also features rounded corners and a textured back that feels great in your grip.

Battery

The Redmi 2 comes with a Quick Charge enabled 2200mAh lithium-ion polymer battery. Xiaomi say the new battery has 10% more capacity than the Redmi 1S.Quick Charge 1.0 will speed up charging by 20%.

Price

Redmi 2: Rs 5,999 (US$93)

Redmi 2 Prime: Rs 6,999 (US$110)

Summary

The Redmi 2 Prime looks like a solid update to a solid phone.

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