Chinese device maker Xiaomi has been selling low-cost smartphones with decent specs for the past few years. But now the company has unveiled its cheapest phone to date.
The Xiaomi Redmi 2A is a $97 smartphone that will be available in China this April.
The phone features a 4.7 inch, 1280 x 720 pixel display, a 1.5 GHz Leadcore L1860C quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor and ARM Mali-T628MP2 graphics.
It has 1GB of RAM, 8GB of eMMC 4.5 storage, a 2200 mAh battery, an 8MP rear camera, and a 2MP front-facing camera. The Xiaomi Redmi 2A also supports 4G LTE networks and has dual SIM card slots.
The smartphone runs Xiaomi’s custom version of Google Android, called MIUI.
While there are certainly phones with faster processors, higher-resolution displays, or other premium features, they tend to cost a lot more than the Redmi 2A.
Oh, and if the $97 (599 RMB) price tag isn’t good enough, on April 8th the Redmi 2A will be on sale for just $80 (499 RMB).
Xiaomi also introduced a few other products today, including a $16 Mi Smart Scale which can share data with a smartphone app, an $8 power strip with 3 USB ports and 3 standard outlets, and a 55 inch, 4K smart TV called the Mi TV 2 which sells for about $800.
The company also cut the price of its flagship Xiaomi Mi4 smartphone by about $32, bringing the new price to $290.