After successfully establishing itself in its home fort in China, followed by a warmly accepted presence in India as well as in major parts of Asia, Chinese mobile maker Xiaomi was previously reported to be gearing up to release a smartphone for the North American market. Now, a Xiaomi device was certified by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, and it is said to be called the Xiaomi Redmi 2 Pro.
The specs shown on the documents point out that the alleged Redmi 2 Pro runs with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset, with an unspecified CPU core count and frequency rate. It sports a 4.7-inch display with a 720p (1280 x 720 pixels) HD resolution. The device packs 2 GB worth of RAM along with 16 GB of built-in internal storage. It is not specified whether a slot supporting external microSD expansion is present. It comes powered with a 2220 mAh battery.
Connectivity support includes 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and 4G LTE capabilities. It is a GSM850/1900 device, which means that it has support for LTE bands 2, 4, and 7.
The FCC documents do not contain any information as to a release date for the Redmi 2 Pro device.
Notably, the Redmi 2 Pro talked about in the FCC certification has a set of specifications closely similar to that of the “Made in India” device launched by Xiaomi last August, the Redmi 2 Prime. Other specs of the Redmi 2 Prime include an 8-megapixel backside illuminated camera with 1080p Full HD recording capability, and a 2-megapixel front cam with 720p HD recording capability. It also supports microSD expansion of up to 32 GB. The Redmi 2 Prime sells at a price of Rs 6,999 or around $110 in equivalent.