Chinese smartphone maker, Xiaomi has announced the launch of Redmi 2 Prime, its first device to be assembled on the Indian soil. This would finally give something concrete to bank upon, to Narendra Modi, whose aggressive ‘Make In India’ campaign has seen more of promises and less of results.

Though pretty much similar to Xiaomi’s insanely (all of them are) popular Redmi 2, the Redmi 2 Prime is equipped with 2 GB Ram and comes with 16 GB of internal storage. The device runs on 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor and is 4G enabled with dual-sim capability.

The phone boasts of a 4.7 inch HD display and has a rather would do 8-megapixel camera in the rear with a 2 megapixel front snapper. Disappointingly, the phone comes with the Android KitKat operating system coupled with the MIUI 6 interface.  This comes as a surprise since it is speculated that the latest version of MIUI will unveiled on August 16.

With Redmi 2 Prime, Xiaomi will be competing with the latest version of the very impressive Moto E and has hence been priced at 6,999 INR. The device will be available on Xiaomi’s official website, and on Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal starting today.

Xiaomi, which has already sold over three million handsets in the country so far, looks to gain a fair share of the budget smartphone market. With India being one of the largest market for smartphones globally, Xiaomi has announced that all its phones for the Indian market, will be manufactured locally for the Indian market from here on. This would reduce in further reduction in costs of Xiaomi’s already dirt-cheap phones.

With India emerging as a prospective market for Xiaomi, it comes as no surprise that the company wants to launch new product categories for India starting this year.


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