Xiaomi’s first smartphone “Redmi 2 Prime” made in India

Hello, readers, Xiaomi seems to take advantage of “Make in India” campaign. The campaign encourages manufacturers to set up their production units in India. And, Xiaomi being a Chinese company can profit a lot from it!

Well, if you are Indian you must be knowing the reason. But if you happen to be a reader outside India, you must know that Indian users (mostly) do not trust Chinese brands. It’s an old brand discrimination thought which is rapidly changing now. And, following the scenario, if a smartphone is manufactured locally (even a Chinese brand), then people (who didn’t trust) would start trusting Chinese brands. This would be mutually beneficial for users who want to try out Chinese brands like Xiaomi and experience the quality to realize that Chinese manufacturers are not that bad!

So, Xiaomi’s Redmi 2 Prime was unveiled in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. Hugo Barra was very happy to have Honorable Chief Minister Mr. Naidu as the special guest for the launch event.

“We have great faith in young leaders and young companies like Xiaomi. These new generation companies and entrepreneurs will be key to the success of Andhra Pradesh and India,” said Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu (Source: Indian Express)

However, the components are imported and assembled in India. But, it still satisfies the government criteria to be a part of “Make in India” campaign.

The smartphone 16 GB ROM and 2 GB DDR3 RAM. It features a 4.7 inch 720p HD IPS display. It comes with 64-bit 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410. A Rear camera being 8MP and the front being 2MP. It comes loaded with Android 4.4.4 KitKat (Lollipop could have been better). A battery of 2200 mAh with quick charge technology supporting both 4G SIM slots.

The price is likely to be around 6,900 INR. It’ll be available exclusively from Flipkart, but you don’t have to wait (no flash sales).

 

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