Live: Xiaomi launches Redmi 2 smartphone for Rs 6,999, MiPad tablet for Rs 12,999

Xiaomi launched Redmi 2 smartphone for Rs 6,999, MiPad tablet for Rs 12,999.

Xiaomi has expanded its portfolio of devices available for the Indian market today. As expected, the company has launched not one but two devices - the entry-level Redmi 2 smartphone and the 7.9-inch MiPad tablet. The Redmi 2 is priced at Rs 6,999 while the MiPad at Rs 12,999, both will be available on March 24. The registrations for the Redmi 2 start today evening at 6PM, while the MiPad doesn't require any registration.

Here's all the action at the Xiaomi event held in Delhi.

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    • 12:59 (IST)

      Check out our photo essay of the MiPad.

    • 12:26 (IST)

      It will go on sale on March 24, and doesn't require any registrations.

    • 12:25 (IST)

      MiPad launched in India for Rs 12,999, only the white model will be available.

    • 12:24 (IST)

      The 7.9-inch MiPad comes powered by the 2.2GHz Tegra K1, 2GB RAM, 8MP rear snapper and 5MP front-camera.

    • 12:20 (IST)

      As expected, Xiaomi also plans to bring the MiPad to India.

    • 12:17 (IST)

      Redmi 2 registrations begin today at 6PM and it will go on sale on March 24.

    • 12:16 (IST)

      A limited Edition Redmi 2 with 2GB RAM and 16GB onboard storage will be launched later.

    • 12:15 (IST)

      Redmi 2 is launched for Rs 6,999.

    • 12:04 (IST)

      The Redmi 2 comes with USB OTG support and runs MIUI 6.

    • 12:03 (IST)

      Still waiting for the price. It could carry a price tag similar to the new Moto E.

    • 11:57 (IST)

      It gets a fully laminated HD display and some smart SIM management tools too.

    • 11:53 (IST)

      It comes powered by Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor, 1GB RAM. It's a 4G dual-SIM handset and both slots support 4G.

    • 11:49 (IST)

      It will be 9.4mm thin with matte touch backcover, along with fingerprint and grease resistance.

    • 11:47 (IST)

      With a slight design change, it is thinner than Redmi 1s.

    • 11:46 (IST)

      Redmi 2 is here! It will be available in pink, yellow, green, grey and white colour options.

    • 11:45 (IST)

      Over 15,000 India themes have been downloaded, he added.

    • 11:44 (IST)

      We are the fifth largest smartphone vendor in India, says Hugo Barra.

    • 11:43 (IST)

      Head of India operations Manu Jain on the stage

    • 11:33 (IST)

      Redmi 2 all set to launch in India

    • 11:26 (IST)

      Xiaomi will be launching the Redmi 2 in India. This makes sense because the company has discontinued the Redmi 1s, leaving it with no entry-level smartphone to compete with the new Moto E.

    • 10:40 (IST)

      Though the company hasn't specified any product, it is expected to launch the Redmi 2 and/or MiPad. Find out why.

    • 10:36 (IST)

      Watch this space for all the live action at the Xiaomi event to be held in Delhi in a while.

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