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    Redmi S2 teased online, Rumored to be Spotted in Czech Mi store

    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)
    Multitouch Yes
    – MIUI 9.5

     

    BODY
    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
    GPU Adreno 506

     

    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
    Video 1080p@30fps
    Secondary 16 MP

     

    SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
    Loudspeaker Yes
    3.5mm jack Yes
    – 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
    Browser HTML5
    – 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.

    Read more: How to flash any custom ROM on Xiaomi Mi A1

    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!

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