Latest Xiaomi device – Redmi 2 Pro has bypassed the US FCC (Federal Communication Corporation) certification website. This has made people to come into conclusion that the new Xiaomi Redmi 2 Pro sooner than later will launch into the US markets. Though, not every device certified by the FCC website ends up being launched in the US market. But it looks like Xiaomi is considering offering a US version of the Redmi 2 Pro.
The China’s OEM – Xiaomi have been making both the Chinese and Indian markets rock in recent years with recent announcement of over 3 million phone sold in India in less than a year.
According to a source (via Liliputing), the Redmi 2 Pro is powered by MIUI 6 out-of-the-box. However, this might change as Xiaomi has already started pushing out its MIUI 7 to users, so there is probability that the US variants could come updated to the MIUI 7 before hitting the markets.
The handset is designed to sport a 4.7-inch HD display with 720×1280 pixels resolution and to run on quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC (four Cortex A53 cores clocked up to 1.2GHz), packed with Adreno 306 GPU. Additionally, the device is said to sport 2GB RAM, 16GB inbuilt storage, and 2200mAh battery capacity.
Redmi 2 Pro is also seen featuring 4G LTE (supports bands 2, 4 and 7), 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz) connectivity features as well.
Xiaomi has been anticipated to launch in the US market for a while now. The company had announced it would enter the US market eventually since February, with the launch of accessories. This finally happened by May, with the company selling accessories in the US via its Mi.com portal. In July, Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra said the company will strengthen its intellectual property portfolio before it makes its entry into the US market.
Few days back, two leaked images of the unannounced Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Pro also surfaced the Web. The handset is said to arrive in two variants (fingerprint scanner variant and non-fingerprint scanner variant). The Redmi Note 2 Pro is tipped to share the same specifications as the Redmi Note 2. The only difference would be an inclusion of a fingerprint scanner and a metal build.