The Chinese smartphone maker, Xiaomi has been in the news for a while now for its long-awaited entry into the US smartphone market. Now, a new smartphone called as Redmi 2 Pro has been spotted on FCC the US certification website, tipping it might be the first smartphone from Xiaomi to launch in the US market.
The unannounced Redmi 2 Pro is the modified variant of the Redmi 2 Prime that launched in India back in August at Rs. 6,999 ($108 approx). The smartphone comes with similar specifications like Redmi 2 prime, but the only difference is the network support. As per the FCC listing, the Redmi 2 Pro features a 4.7-inch (720×1280 pixels) HD display and comes powered by 64-bit Snapdragon 410 processor clocked at 1.2GHz coupled with Adreno 306 GPU.
The dual-sim capable smartphone has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage and runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop based MiUi 6 out of the box. The device comes backed by a 2200mAh battery and also comes with 4G-LTE connectivity (supported bands 2, 4 and 7) and includes other standard connectivity options like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS and microUSB port.
Though it is not necessary that every device certified by FCC launches in the United States, but as it is the first smartphone from Xiaomi to get officially approved by the US regulator, we can expect the device to hit the US markets soon. Stay tuned for complete details!
A quick recall, recently a new smartphone from Xiaomi dubbed as Redmi Note 2 Pro has been surfaced online. The unannounced Redmi Note 2 Pro is expected to come with similar specifications like the earlier launched Redmi Note 2, but the only difference will be a metal build body and inclusion of a fingerprint scanner.