Xiaomi Redmi S2 which is the company’s first model in S series was launched in China on Thursday.
The smartphone price starts at CNY 999 (roughly Rs. 10,600) for the 3GB RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage variant and goes up to CNY 1,299 (roughly Rs. 13,700) for the 4GB RAM and 64GB inbuilt storage variant.
Xiaomi Redmi S2 comes in Champagne Gold, Platinum Silver, and Rose Gold colour variants.
The smartphone’s biggest highlight is its front-facing camera, which sports a 16-megapixel sensor with 2-micron pixels. This, combined with AI-based beautification features, makes it the ‘best Redmi selfie phone’ ever, the company said.
Other highlights include a dual rear camera setup, an 18:9 display, iPhone-style antenna lines, the Xiao Ai voice assistant, a Face Unlock feature, and the Snapdragon 625 SoC at its price point.
The dual-SIM (Nano) Xiaomi Redmi S2 runs MIUI 9 based on Android. It sports a 5.99-inch HD+ (720×1440 pixels) display with a 70.8 percent NTSC colour gamut. The Redmi S2 is powered by the Snapdragon 625 SoC coupled with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM depending on the model purchased.
The Xiaomi Redmi S2 bears a dual rear camera setup, with the primary camera sporting a 12-megapixel sensor and the secondary camera sporting a 5-megapixel camera.
Connectivity options in the smartphone include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and Micro-USB port.
- Technology : GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
- Announced : 2018, May
- Status : Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, May 17th
- Dimensions : 160.7 x 77.3 x 8.1 mm (6.33 x 3.04 x 0.32 in)
- Weight : 170 g (6.00 oz)
- Build : Front glass, aluminum body
- SIM : Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- 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
- OS : Android 8.1 (Oreo)
- Chipset : Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625
- CPU : Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
- GPU : Adreno 506
- Card slot : microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
- Internal : 64 GB, 4 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM
- Primary : Dual: 12 MP (f/2.2, 1.25μm, PDAF) + 5 MP, gyro-EIS, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
- Features : Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
- Video : 1080p@30fps
- Secondary : 16 MP (2.0µm), HDR, LED flash
- Alert types : Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
- Loudspeaker : Yes
- 3.5mm jack : Yes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- WLAN : Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot
- Bluetooth : 4.2, A2DP, LE
- GPS : Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
- Infrared port : Yes
- Radio : FM radio
- USB : microUSB 2.0
- Browser : HTML5
– MP4/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
– 5V/2A 10W charging
- Messaging : SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
- Sensors : Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Battery : Non-removable Li-Po 3080 mAh battery
- Colors : Rose Gold, Champagne Gold, Platinum Silver
Price : About 150 EUR (roughly Rs. 10,600)