Xiaomi’s first smartphone in Redmi S-series, Redmi S2 was released in China and is expected to be in India by 7th June. The interesting feature is that the phone is likely to release in India as the Redmi Y2 instead of Redmi S2. The Redmi handset was seen in a teaser by Xiaomi in various social media channels. Although the former teaser does not disclose any information about the model but specifies that the handset will be the “best Redmi selfie phone’.
Redmi India on its Twitter account on Monday posted an official teaser video which informed that the phone is scheduled to reach Indian markets for June 7 in New Delhi. The Redmi Y2 is likely to be the successor of the Redmi Y1.
Specifications of Redmi S2
The Redmi S2 sports a 5.9-inch HD+ (1440×720) resolution screen and an 18:9 aspect ratio screen with narrow bezels.with 70.8% NTSC color gamut.
The device is powered by a Snapdragon 625 SoC with Adreno 506 for graphics. The Redmi S2 will come with Android 8.1Oreo-based and runs Android-based MIUI 9 operating System.
There are two storage options –
3GB RAM and 32GB storage capacity and
$GB RAM and 64GB storage capacity.
Both are expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB) via a dedicated slot.
The handset owns a dual rear camera setup with a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. The USP of the phone is a 16-megapixel front-facing snapper with 2um micron pixel size and the budget price. The selfie camera of the phone is the biggest highlight. It comes with AI portrait mode and AI beautification.
The primary camera comes with a dual-lens setup. It features a combination of 12megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors with a pixel size of 1.25um microns.
The Redmi S2 also has 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack, and Micro-USB port and packs a 3080mAh battery.
The Xiaomi Redmi S2 with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage has been launched with a price tag of CNY 999 (approx ₹10,600). The 4GB RAM and 64GB storage are priced at CNY 1,299 (approx ₹13,700). The price details for India have not been disclosed.