Xiaomi is all set to launch its upcoming budget smartphone Redmi S2 and it is confirmed by the Chinese manufacturer in a teaser posted on Weibo. 1 As per the post, the new budget phone is going to launch on May 10. which will be the first phone in Redmi S series. The teaser also shows the Redmi S2 rear panel, which looks quite similar to that of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro and Mi 6X. Also, it seems the handset will be exclusively available via Suning.com in China; the handset is also rumored to be headed to India, though it is not yet clear when it will hit our shores.
Previously, Xiaomi had posted another teaser that showed off the letter ‘S’ in red and blue paint. Further, the phone was also spotted with high-resolution product shots at the opening of a Mi Store in Czech Republic.
Additionally, people have spotted Redmi S2 on certification website TENAA once again. The new listings show two variants of the handset, with model numbers M1803E6T and M1803E6C and identical hardware. As per the listing, the smartphone will run Android 8.1 Oreo-based software and feature a 5.99-inch HD+ (720×1440 pixel) display and octa-core processor. It also shows the handset will come in 2GB, 3GB and 4GB RAM variants, and have 16GB, 32GB and 64GB storage options, all with support for up to 256GB microSD cards.
Redmi S2 Specifications
|NETWORK||Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE|
|DISPLAY||Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||5.99 inches, 92.6 cm2 (~74.5% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~269 ppi density)|
|– MIUI 9.5|
|Build||Front glass, aluminum body|
|SIM||Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|PLATFORM||OS||Android 8.1 (Oreo)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625|
|CPU||Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53|
|MEMORY||Card slot||microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)|
|Internal||64 GB, 4 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM or 16 GB, 2 GB RAM|
|CAMERA||Primary||Dual: 12 MP (f/2.2, 1.4 μm) + 5 MP (f/2.0, 1.12 μm), phase detection autofocus, LED flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR|
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|BATTERY||Non-removable Li-Po 3080 mAh battery|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
The above specifications table has been taken from GSMArena’s Xiaomi Redmi S2 specifications page.
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There will be a dual rear camera setup in vertical alignment featuring a 12-megapixel primary sensor and 5-megapixel secondary sensor, as well as a 16-megapixel selfie camera. Sensor on board include gravity sensor, distance sensor, light sensor, and fingerprint recognition. It is said to come in black, rose gold, gold, white, blue, red, pink, grey, and silver color options. Powering the handset – which will have dimensions of 160.73×77.26×8.1mm and weigh 170 grams – will be a 3000mAh battery.
While China will witness the unveiling next week, an India launch is also in the pipeline if we believe on the rumors. Till then, stay tuned with Tech Includes for more updates!