Xiaomi Mi 5 and Redmi Note 2Pro
Xiaomi rumoured to launch next-gen Mi 5 soonReuters

Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi will be selling the 2GB RAM improved edition of its Redmi 2A for $78 from 11 November, the same price tag as that of the 1GB RAM variant. The reason for the Singles Day initiative has not been disclosed by Xiaomi.

According to GizmoChina, prospective buyers can check out Xiaomi's official eStore. Nearly 13 million units of the Redmi 2A (1GB variant) and the older Redmi 2 have reportedly been sold since their launch.

Multiple key technical specs of the advanced Redmi Note 2A are identical to the first-gen Redmi Note 2A. These are:

  • 4.7in display
  • Android 5.0 (Lollipop) operating system
  • 1.5GHz Quad-core processor
  • Dual SIM-card support
  • 18 MP rear camera
  • 2 MP front camera
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal storage
  • LTE, HSPA, GSM, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi and microUSB connectivity
  • 2,200 mAh Lithium-Ion battery

Meanwhile, Xiaomi is rumoured to launch the next-gen Mi 5 in November. Though not official, the Mi 5 could feature a comparatively smaller 5.3in capacitive touchscreen and run Android 5.1 (Lollipop) OS with MIUI 7 on top.

The smartphone is said to be driven by a 2.2GHz quad-core and a 1.8GHz quad-core CPU built within a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC. A 13MP rear and 5MP front camera units are also rumoured. The phone could come with 4GB RAM and offer 16/64GB non-expandable internal storage. The device is said be powered by a fixed 3,300 mAh lithium-polymer battery.

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