Xiaomi Redmi 2 Pro expected for the US as it goes to the FCC

The rise and fall of Chinese upstart Xiaomi has been a curious one. It rose out of cheap hardware, flash sales and a strong online community. It’s being eaten up by not terribly cheap hardware, sale invites and strong online communities. The graph lines went up. They’re going down now. What is Xiaomi to do? Well, it’s something we’ve talked about.

No, we’re not going to see the Xiaomi Mi 5 on American shores, but we are getting a mean device tiptoeing between power for pennies: the Redmi 2 Pro.

No, it’s not exactly like the Redmi 2A. After all, we trade the Leadcore SoC for a Qualcomm one (Snapdragon 410) and bump the RAM up to 2GB. There’s also T-Mobile and AT&T band support listed.

As Xiaomi doesn’t have much retail traction in the country, we’re expecting online marketing and sales to be the major driver in the US. As Xiaomi knows the unlocked phone route best, we could find yet another manufacturer participating in the sea shift of direct-from-OEM sales.

Source: FCC
Via: PhoneArena

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Jules Wang
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