Xiaomi Redmi S2 To Launch In India On June 7th
The Xiaomi Redmi S2 was launched in China on the 10th of May. In China, the base model is priced at RMB 999(Rs 10500 approx.) and the other one is priced at RMB 1,299 (Rs 13800 approx.). The Redmi S2 appeared to be another China-exclusive device but, it might soon launch in India. Redmi India has taken to Twitter to announce that another selfie-centric Redmi device will launch in India on the 7th of June.
Every step in your life is defined by a selfie. Find yourself, #FindYourSelfie
The BEST selfie smartphone is arriving soon. pic.twitter.com/OeQaSAI4TZ
— Redmi India (@RedmiIndia) May 14, 2018
The teaser confirms that the soon to be launched smartphone will be a part of Redmi’s Y series. The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 and Y1 Lite were launched in November and were the first “selfie-centric” devices from the company. The Redmi S2, which is expected to launch as the Redmi Y2 will be the third iteration in the series. We expect the RedmS2 (Redmi Y2) to be priced at about Rs 9000. The smartphone will slot between the Redmi 5 and Redmi Note 5.
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. 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 will be a peculiar launch by Xiaomi. It appears that the company is flooding the sub-10K category with its own smartphones. After the Redmi 5, Redmi 5A and the Redmi Note 5, the Redmi S2 will try to impress the average consumer.