Xiaomi Redmi S2 launched in China


iaomi launched the affordable selfie-centric Redmi S2 phone in China on Thursday. The Redmi S2 seems to be a gradual extension of the Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite launched in India last year, although Xiaomi isn’t saying if the two are related in any way. The Redmi S2 looks a lot like the recently launched Mi 6X and focuses a great deal on AI-based photography, both on the front as well as on the back. Also, the Redmi S2 is cheaper than the Mi 6X and chances are that it may come to India soon enough.

Here’s a closer look at the Xiaomi Redmi S2:


Processor: The Redmi S2 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor clubbed with Adreno 506 GPU.

RAM: The Redmi S2 will be available in two RAM versions: 3GB and 4GB.

Internal storage: While the 3GB RAM version will ship with 32GB storage, the 4GB RAM version will come with 64GB storage. All versions of the Redmi S2 will support expandable storage of up to 256GB via a dedicated micro-SD card slot.

Screen: The Redmi S2 comes with a 5.99-inch ‘full-screen’ HD+ display with a 1440x720p resolution and 269ppi pixel density.

Rear camera: The Redmi S2 comes with a dual rear camera system. The dual camera module on the back comes with one 12-megapixel sensor (f/2.2) and another 5-megapixel sensor. The dual camera setup is further assisted by PDAF and LED flash. And, it comes with lots and lots of artificial intelligence.

Front camera: On the front, the Redmi S2 comes with a 16-megapixel camera with soft LED flash that also enables face unlock.

Software: The Redmi S2 runs Android Oreo-based MIUI 9.

Battery: The Redmi S2 is backed by a 3,080mAh battery, and charges over standard micro-USB.

Xiaomi Redmi S2 will go on sale in China at a starting price of CNY 999, which is Rs 10,000 approximately. The top-end model of Xiaomi Redmi S2 is priced at CNY 1299 (Rs 14,000 approximately).