News by Luke Jones on Monday August 10, 2015.
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Xiaomi has raised the curtain on its latest budget smartphone, the Redmi 2 Prime, the company's first product to be "made in India". As we are used to with the Chinese company, the Redmi 2 Prime delivers plenty of bang for your buck by offering a solid spec sheet and an affordable price tag. The handset is a slightly better version of Xiaomi's existing Redmi 2.We'll start with what the Redmi 2 and the Redmi 2 Prime share, because it?s a lot. The Prime receives the same 4.7-inch IGZO screen from Sharp, Snapdragon 410 chipset, and an 8 MP rear camera found on the regular Redmi 2. The new handset does get a memory and storage bump however, up to 2GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage. Xiaomi is making strides in India and to continue the relationship with the Sub-Continent the company says that the Redmi 2 Prime will be made in India. What Xiaomi actually means is the device will be assembled in India as the components and parts will be coming from the company's homeland of China.
This is like the typical chicken and egg story. Unless there is any smartphone manufacturing happening in the country, you cannot expect to get components locally," said Xiaomi?s Hugo Barra.
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