Redmi 2 Pro Spotted at FCC Could be Xiaomi’s First Smartphone to Launch in US
Xiaomi, the Chinese Smartphone maker has launched its E-Commerce site Mi.com in the US and selected regions of Europe earlier this year. Till now, it has not launched any of its handset in the US. Now, the company seems to launch its first smartphone, Redmi 2 Pro in the US as it has recently received its certifications from the FCC (Federal Communication Commission). FCC is the US government-owned telecommunication web site from which the handset got just passed and is imminent to launch in America.
According to the recent reports from the Wall Street Journal, Xiaomi is now eyeing the US market after its huge success in India. However, there is no official announcement about the launch of Redmi 2 Pro in the US, but the handset has been spotted on FCC hinting that it could be launched in the US.
Expected Specs and Features
The specifications of the new handset, Xiaomi Redmi 2 Pro have been leaked. As far as the specifications are concerned, the smartphone seems to be slightly similar to the made-in-India Redmi 2 Prime, which was launched in the month of August.
The Xiaomi Redmi 2 Pro smartphone will feature entry-level hardware specs such as 4.7-inch HD (1280×720 pixels) display. The device houses a Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. The smartphone also seems to include 16GB of internal storage and expected to be fueled by a 2200mAh battery. Coming to the Connectivity options, the handset seems to support 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0.
Looking at the specs, Redmi 2 Pro, the first smartphone that could be launched for the first time in the US appears to be a modified version of the Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime which was made in India. Redmi Prime 2 is a budget device, so it is unlikely to be scrutinized.
Many thought that it would take much time (probably a year) for the Chinese company to launch its devices in the US due to the country’s strict patent copyrights system. But, after the appearance of Xiaomi Redmi 2 Pro on the FCC site signifies that Xiaomi is almost prepared to launch Redmi 2 Pro shortly.
Needless to say that not every FCC certification translates into a launch. We have to wait till we get some sort of official confirmation before concluding anything related to the Redmi 2 Pro smartphone’s debut in the US.