In a quick surprise for buyers, Xiaomi on July 7, 2015, announced that their new Redmi 2 is made available at a lower price of Rs. 5,999, as compared to Rs. 6,999 earlier.
With a price cut of Rs. 1000, the new Redmi, which was launched some time back, will be available on the official website at http://mi.com/in.
Also, buyers will get the same discount on e-commerce platforms, including Flipkart.
This is not the first time that the price of a Xiaomi device was reduced. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer had earlier slashed the price for Redmi Note 4G and Mi 4.
Currently, Redmi Note 4G is available at Rs. 7,999 as compared to the initial cost of Rs. 9,999.
Redmi 2 is a smart shift from its predecessor, although some of the old features have been retained.
Redmi has 1 GB RAM and is powered by a 64-bit 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor.
The device has 4.7 inch HD IPS display and runs on MIUI 6 skin over Android 4.4 KitKat.
The internal storage is same as old Redmi at 8 GB, while the front camera has been bettered with the old one being replaced with a 2 MP front-facing camera.
The launch of Redmi 2A is also waited, which will come with a 1.5GHz Leadcore L1860C chipset and 1 GB of RAM.
This will be a 4G LTE device, which will have the same memory as Redmi 2 with same kind of storage.
Customers are hugely anticipating Redmi 2A for it will include 4G service.