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Redmi 2 was launched in Malaysia at the price of RM 449, first sale at 12:00 p.m. March 17.

Redmi 2 was launched in Malaysia today. At the price of RM 449, Redmi 2 will be on its first sale at 12:00 p.m. March 17. 


  • Qualcomm's Snapdragon 410 64-bit processor
  • Dual-SIM, Dual 4G
  • MIUI 6 based on Android 4.4
  • RM 449
  • Available on March 17

Full Specifications:

  • 4.7" screen size, IPS display, 1280x720 resolutiton, 312 PPI
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 64-bit processor
  • Cortex A53 structure, 1.5 times faster than A7
  • Adreno 306 GPU
  • 8GB flash memory with expandable micro sd card slot of up to 32GB
  • Dual-SIM with 2 Micro-SIM slots, standing by concurrently
  • Dual-SIM 4G LTE (TDD/ FDD), connection speed up to 150 Mbps
  • 4G LTE/3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, and 3.5mm headset audio jack,
  • 2200 mAh Samsung Lithium polymer battery
  • 8 mega pixel rear BSI camera with LED, F2.2 with 28mm wide angle
  • 2 mega pixel facing camera with auto-beauty function
  • Rear Camera Video Recording up to 1080p, Front camera up to 720p.
  • 133g, 9.4 mm thick
  • 2200mAh Sony/LG Lithium-Ion Polymer Battery with Quick Charge 1.0 Technology.
  • 5 colors for back cover
  • Latest MIUI 6 with Android 4.4 Kitkat






Improvement from previous Redmi 1S:

In this section, I would like to compare it to Redmi 1S only. Below table shows the hardware and software improvement of Redmi 2 from Redmi 1S.

ProcessorBy compare to Redmi 1s with 1.6 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with Cortex-A7 core, Redmi 2 come with 64-bit 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 with A53 architecture. Performance had increase about 50% and power management had improved too.
GraphicRedmi 1S come with Adreno 305 and Redmi 2 use the upgraded version - Adreno 306. It bring better performance for gaming.
Dual SimAs we know, both Redmi 1S and Redmi 2 provided dual sim. But Redmi 1S only come with 3G/2G while SIM Slot 1 only for 3G and SIM slot 2 only for 2G. There is different to Redmi 2, it come with Dual-LTE-SIM slot, which mean you can put either slot you want to use LTE.
Dimension &  WeightRedmi 2 has smaller size (134 x 67.2 x 9.4mm) than Redmi 1s (137 x 69 x 9.9mm). The weigh also reduced from 158g to 133g. Besides that, the design also different from previous which provide user better handing feel.
BatteryRedmi 2 come with bigger battery by improved from 2000mAh to 2200mAh.
ScreenRedmi 2 utilises the One Glass Solutions technology for it's screen, effectively increasing it's clarity and light permeability. Compared to the Redmi 1S, the screen shows a deeper and clearer black with the screen turned off besides offering a better contrast while under the sunlight.
Front CameraThe front camera of Redmi 2 is improved to 2.0 MegaPixels which Redmi 1S only 1.6 MegaPixels. Redmi 2 also come with the second generation 36 stage Smart Beautification to make selfie better.
Back Cover  MaterialRedmi 2 uses a sandpaper texture for it's back cover instead of the high shine glossy one in previous models. This improve the handling feel. It also helps prevent fingerprint stains. Multi-coloured back covers are also available for purchase.
Navigation  ButtonNew design Navigation button at bottom of screen. It is just like new Mi phone such as Redmi Note and Mi4.
MIUIRedmi 2 come with MIUI 6 with Android Kitkat pre-installed. While, Redmi 1s only come with MIUI V5 with Android Jellybean.

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