Much ahead of its launch, the new handset by Xiaomi i.e. the Xiaomi Redmi Y2 is already taking a toll on the internet after being spotted on the benchmarking site Geekbench. This leak also reveals certain specs and features. Basically, this Redmi Y2 is the Indian version of the Redmi S2 that has been previously launched in China, last month. To know more, this smartphone variant by Xiaomi is notably the “best Redmi selfie phone” and also includes an AI Portrait mode. To add more, the Redmi S2 price is CNY 999, i.e. approximately ₹10,600 for the 3GB RAM and 32GB onboard storage configuration, while its 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant is available at CNY 1,299 i.e. around ₹13,700.

Coming back to the listing on the Geekbench site, uploaded on May 28, the Redmi Y2 runs Android 8.1 Oreo and has 3GB of RAM. In addition,  it has also been mentioned that the handset is powered by an octa-core SoC – clocked at 2GHz. Further, a close look at the specs also reveals the smartphone to be backed by Snapdragon 625 SoC. Apart from briefly highlighting the key specifications, the Geekbench listing reveals that the Redmi Y2 has received a single-core score of 843 and multi-core score of 4,196.


The Geekbench site notably specifies the name of the new Xiaomi phone as the Redmi Y2. Also, looking back at the previous reports, the handset would be essentially the rebranded version of the Redmi S2. Xiaomi also added in a teaser, highlighting alphabet “Y” in hashtags #FindYourSelfie and #RealYou to suggest the arrival of a new Redmi Y model, though it specified that the handset will be the “best selfie smartphone”. This was the title that has so far been owned by the Redmi S2.

Specs and features of the Redmi S2:

Talking of specifications, the dual-SIM (Nano) Redmi S2 runs Android-based MIUI 9 and features a 5.99-inch HD+ (720×1440 pixels) display. Further, the handset is powered by a Snapdragon 625 SoC, coupled with up to 4GB of RAM, along with a dual rear camera setup with a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. Further, it has a 16-megapixel sensor on the front with features such as AI Portrait Mode, AI Smart Beauty, Front HDR, and Face Unlock. It also features a soft light flash module. Storage options list the 32GB and 64GB variants, that both are expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB) via a dedicated slot. Importantly, the Redmi Y1 also has a dedicated microSD card slot to separately give users the space for two SIM cards. Besides, for connectivity options, the Redmi S2 has 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack, and Micro-USB port, all backed by 3080mAh battery.