We haven’t heard much recently from Xiaomi the past months but we know the latest model, the Redmi 2, is arriving in other countries other than China but not in the US (not yet). According to Hugo Barra, they are still testing the market first if Mi accessories will sell or not. That’s understandable because it can be a challenge for a new Chinese startup to just enter a big market like the United States.
This week, Xiaomi headed to Brazil to finally release the Redmi 2. As we all know, Brazil is another important market in the mobile business that’s why some brands are unveiling Brazil-exclusive phone models. (And of course, let’s not discount the fact that former Google-Android executive Mr. Barra is Brazilian.) The entry-level Redmi 2 smartphone which was launched in China at the beginning of the year, was recently shown off in Sao Paolo at a special tech event. More than 750 people saw the Redmi 2 together with the Mi Power Bank and Mi Band.
To review, the Redmi 2 boasts of the following: 64-bit quad core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 chipset, 1GB RAM, 8GB built-in storage, Dual SIM 4G support, 4.7-inch IPS HD screen, 8 megapixel main camera, 2MP front-facing cam, 4G/LTE connectivity, and a 2,200 mAh battery.
Mi Brasil has many plans for the local office including partnering with Foxconn for local production. The company aims to bring Xiaomi products to the South American country with lower prices.
Below are some photos during the launch in Sao Paolo, Brazil: