Xiaomi launched the Redmi 2S smartphone in China. The main highlight of this smartphone is the 16MP front camera combined with AI-based beautification features. According to the company this is the ‘best Redmi selfie phone’ ever. The Xiaomi Redmi S2 price starts at CNY 999 (approx. Rs. 10,600) for the 3GB RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage variant and goes up to CNY 1,299 (approx. Rs. 13,700) for the 4GB RAM and 64GB inbuilt storage variant. It will go on sale on at 10am CST on May 17 on Suning.com in Champagne Gold, Platinum Silver, and Rose Gold colour variants.
Xiaomi Redmi S2 specifications
It is powered by a Snapdragon 625 SoC coupled with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM. Display is 5.99-inch HD+ (720×1440 pixels) with a 70.8 percent NTSC colour gamut. The Redmi S2 will be available in 32GB and 64GB storage variants, also with support for MicroSD cards up to 256GB in capacity.
This smartphone will come with dual rear camera setup using one 12MP sensor and the secondary camera sporting a 5MP camera. The company is touting an f/2.2 aperture, PDAF autofocus, and LED, apart from an AI Portrait Mode, HDR, and facial recognition. Front camera is 16MP with 2-microns pixels, combining four pixels into one single, oversized pixel. The front camera offers AI Portrait Mode, AI Smart Beauty, Front HDR, and Face Unlock (with face recognition).
The Xiaomi Redmi S2 is a dual-SIM (Nano) smartphone running MIUI 9 out of the box. Connectivity options 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. Sensors on board include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, infrared, and proximity sensor. The Redmi S2 sports a 3080mAh battery, measures 160.73×77.26×8.1mm, and weighs 170 grams