Xiaomi Redmi S2 With Face Unlock And Dual Cameras Could Soon Launch In India
Xiaomi has launched a few stellar smartphones over the past few months. The Mi A1, for a long time, was the best budget smartphones in India. In 2018, the company launched the Redmi Note 5 Pro which, right now, is probably the best budget smartphone that a lot of people cannot buy. Now, it appears that Xiaomi is preparing to launch another budget smartphone in India.
A report by XDA Developers claims that Xiaomi will soon launch the Redmi S2 in India. Judging by the specifications that have been unearthed, the Redmi S2 will be an entry-level smartphone. The Redmi S2 will be priced cheaper than the Redmi 5 which was launched in mid-march at a starting price of Rs 7999. The Redmi S2 could be priced at Rs 5999 as a replacement to the Redmi 5A.
According to the report, the Redmi S2 will have an 18:9 IPS LCD display with a 1440 x 720 px resolution. The exact size of the display has not been confirmed.
Under the hood, the Redmi S2 could run on the Snapdragon 625 chipset. If true, this will be an interesting move by Xiaomi since the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi 5 also run on the same chipset. The Snapdragon 625 chipset will be coupled with either 2GB or 3GB of RAM and 16GB or 32GB of onboard storage. The fingerprint sensor will be placed on the back of the smartphone just like every other Xiaomi smartphone.
Powering the device will be a 3080 mAh battery which should be enough to power an HD display.
In the camera department is where the Redmi S2 could have a lot to offer. To the back of the smartphone will be a dual-camera setup with a 12MP primary sensor and a 5MP depth sensor. However, it is not yet confirmed if the primary lens will be an IMX486 or an OmniVision OV12A10 sensor. Interestingly, the Redmi S2 will also have EIS and Face Unlock along with the regular portrait mode. On the front will be a 5MP Samsung S5K5E8 sensor.
The Xiaomi Redmi S2 will be launched in China and India. The date of launch has not been confirmed yet and there are chances that Xiaomi could launch it along with the Mi MIX 2s in India in the coming weeks.