Announced earlier in January this year, Xiaomi’s Redmi 2 entry level budget smartphone has finally landed on our shores, following a local launch.

The Redmi 2 does feature a few upgrades over the original, as well as taking a few features from the Redmi 1S. Under the hood you’ll find a 64-bit 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, 1GB RAM and 8GB expandable storage. The smartphone also sports a 4.7 inch IPS HD display at 720p as well as a 8MP rear camera with a f/2.2 snapper that has the same 5-element lens as the previous Redmi smartphone. The front camera has also been updated to 2MP and can shoot HD 720 videos.


The Redmi 2 is also one of the few out there that has dual sim 4G LTE support and features a removable 2,200mAh battery on top of having Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box; with Xiaomi’s MIUI 6 interface.


There is also an enhanced version of the very same phone that sports 2GB RAM and 16GB of storage but it doesn’t look like we will be getting it just yet.


The Xiaomi Redmi 2 will go on sale on 17 March 2015 at 12 noon, for a wallet friendly retail price of RM449.