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Xiaomi Redmi S2 With 18:9 Aspect Ratio, 16MP Front Camera Launched

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Xiaomi Redmi S2 With 18:9 Aspect Ratio, 16MP Front Camera Launched

Specifications
Status

Launched

Manufacturer

Xiaomi

Model / Variant

Redmi S2

Launch Date

10th May 2018

Price

RMB 999 (Rs 10500 approx.)
RMB 1299 (Rs 13800 approx.)

Dimensions

160.73 x 77.26 x 8.1 mm

Weight

170 grams

Design

Aluminium Unibody

Colors

Champagne Gold
Platinum Silver
Rose Gold

Display Size and Type

5.99 inch
IPS LCD

Display Resolution

1440 x 720 px
18:9 Aspect Ratio

Chipset

Qualcomm Snapdragon 625

CPU

Octa-Core
2.0GHz
8 x ARM Cortex A53

GPU

Adreno 506

Memory Storage

32GB
64GB

RAM

3GB
4GB

Memory Expandability

MicroSD Card
Up to 256GB
Separate Slot

Operating System

Android 8 Oreo
MIUI 9.5

Primary Camera

12MP
f/2.2
5MP depth sensor

Camera Features

PDAF
Panorama
Geo-tagging
Portrait Mode

Primary Video

1080P @ 30fps

Secondary Camera

16MP
2.0-micron
AI Portrait Mode

Battery

3080 mAh

Connectivity

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2

SIM Type

Dual Nano SIM

Other Features

Fingerprint Sensor
Face Unlock

Xiaomi has launched a yet another budget smartphone in China, the Xiaomi Redmi S2. The smartphone from Xiaomi will be available in two variants, one with 3GB RAM/32GB storage and the other with 4GB RAM/64GB storage. The base model is priced at RMB 999(Rs 10500 approx.) and the other one is priced at RMB 1,299 (Rs 13800 approx.).

There have been rumours that the Xiaomi Redmi S2 might launch in India as an Android One smartphone. The Mi 6X could launch as the Mi A2 while the Redmi S2 will be a more affordable offering from Xiaomi, both running stock Android OS. However, these are all speculations so far and nothing can be said for certain.

Redmi Note 5 Pro

The Redmi S2 takes a lot of design cues from other Xiaomi smartphones launched in 2018. It has the same vertically place dual-camera setup found on the Mi MIX 2s and Redmi Note 5 Pro. The aluminium unibody design is also familiar along with a circular fingerprint sensor placed on the back of the smartphone.

The Xiaomi Redmi S2 has a 5.99 inch IPS LCD display with a 1440 x 720 px resolution. This translates into an 18:9 aspect ratio which has become the norm for even budget smartphones.

Under the hood, the Redmi S2 runs on the Snapdragon 625 chipset, a tried and tested SoC for Xiaomi. That chipset is coupled with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM along with either 32GB or 64GB of storage which is expandable via a microSD card. Powering the device is a 3080 mAh battery, which will charge via a micro USB port.

Mi MIX 2s

The Xiaomi Redmi S2 runs Android 8 Oreo out of the box with MIUI 9 on top.

To the back of the smartphone will be a 12MP primary sensor along with a 5MP depth sensor. To the front is a 16MP AI-powered camera which is capable of clicking portrait mode selfies using just the software.

The Redmi S2 appears to be another impressive budget smartphone from Xiaomi’s sub-brand. It will be interesting to see if Xiaomi decides to launch the Redmi S2 in India as an Android One smartphone. If priced at under Rs 10,000 the device could be a great contender against the likes of Honor 9 Lite.

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