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Xiaomi Redmi S2 – Overview and Specificaions

Xiaomi Redmi S2 – Overview and Specificaions

A leak just recently surfaced online that the company will likely introduce new devices like Redmi Note 6, a variant in the Redmi 6 Series, Mi 7 Lite, and a batch of Mi handsets in Europe. A list of Xiaomi products have reportedly been spotted on its site by KillerFeatures, and it mentions several unreleased smartphones in the company's Mi and Redmi lineup. Similar to the iPhone X, the Xiaomi Mi 7 (or Mi 8) is supposed to come with an IR camera on the front, which is used to enhance the Face Recognition performance.

Xiaomi's recent batch of phones have largely impressed on the optics front, which have also helped mid-rangers like the Redmi Note 5 Pro and Mi A1 get an even bigger push in the segment than ever before.

The selfie camera is Xiaomi newly discovered USP and the Redmi Y2 will build on that feature.

Coming to the specifications, Xiaomi Redmi S2 will sports a 5.99-inch HD+ (1440 × 720 pixels) 2.5D curved glass display with 18:9 aspect ratio, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 70.8 per cent NTSC color gamut and 450 nits Brightness. It should be a good indication that the Redmi S2 would launch as a Y series smartphone in India, maybe as the Redmi Y2. It is powered by a Snapdragon 625 processor with 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of storage.


The Redmi S2 was announced last week and the new smartphone is being touted as a selfie king. The phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with the latest MIUI 9 on top. Behind the device, there is a dual camera setup with 12 MP + 5 MP sensors which are vertically arranged and allow the phone to take photos. It also features dual-tone LED flash, Portrait mode, and Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS) The phone also has a fingerprint scanner on the back, and comes with microSD and dual-SIM features in China. It packs a 3,080mAh battery.

In China, Xiaomi Redmi S2 launched at a starting price of CNY 999 which rounds off to Rs 10,000 approximately. While the 4GB RAM with 64GB storage version costs 1299 yuan (Rs. 13,735 approx.).

In China, both the variants will go on sale from May 17 and will be available in Champagne Gold, Platinum Silver and Rose Gold colours.

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