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Xiaomi's Redmi 2, which was launched as a successor to the Chinese smartphone maker's popular Redmi 1S, is reportedly set to be re-released with an upgraded version.

According to the official MIUI blog, the new Xiaomi Redmi 2 will be upgraded with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage, instead of the 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage the device currently features.

The Redmi 2, received a mixed response after its launch and buyers criticised the lack of RAM and inbuilt storage offered by the phone.

As of now, the original Redmi 2 can be purchased in China for £103 ($155) and Xiaomi is yet to reveal the release date and price of the upgraded Redmi 2 smartphone.

Since people in China have already purchased the original Redmi 2, it remains to be seen how Xiaomi will address its customers.

Other technical specifications of the upgraded smartphone will be identical to the current Redmi 2, according to the MIUI blog post. Going by these details, the new Redmi 2 should be launched with the following key hardware aspects:

  • 4.7in IPS display; having resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Android 4.4.4 KitKat operating platform, with MIUI 6 on top
  • 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 64-bit processor
  • Dual SIM-card support
  • 8 MP rear camera, along with a 2MP front snapper
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage
  • MicroSD card for expansion of internal storage up to 32 GB
  • 4GLTE, 3G, 2G, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and microUSB connectivity
  • 2200 mAh Lithium-Polymer battery

Original Redmi 2 available for international orders via Chinese e-tailer

Xiaomi's Redmi 2 can be ordered online internationally via SPEMall at a price of $155 (£103).

The Chinese e-tailer also claims to deliver the device to people residing outside China, including the United States and the United Kingdom.