News by admin on Thursday April 02, 2015.
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We told you last week that Xiaomi would be celebrating its fifth birthday (which is today) by launching a brand new budget smartphone. The company certainly did not disappoint as it raised the curtain on the Redmi 2A, a lesser variant of the Redmi 2 that was announced recently. The device is typical of Xiaomi in that it comes with an affordable price tag but offers some decent specs at the same time.The handset is obviously not bursting with top shelf hardware, but for an entry level smartphone with a price of $96. It sports a 1.5GHz quad-core Leadcore processor coupled with 1GB or RAM, a 4.7-inch screen that has 720p resolution, an 8 megapixel rear camera, a modest 2 megapixel lens on the front, dual SIM capabilities, and even LTE connectivity. The Redmi 2A also gets fast charging and Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box, with the hope that Android 5.0 Lollipop will arrive on the device soon. As we are used to with Xiaomi, the company is launching the device in China and it will cost the same as $98. A special promotion on April 8th will drop the price to $80.