Just before the Mi 6X launched, another similar-looking phone appeared on TENAA. The phone which has a 5.99” display and dual rear cameras is expected to launch as the Redmi S2.
Xiaomi hasn’t revealed a launch date yet but there seems to be nothing hidden about the device anymore other than the price. Not only have live photos of the phone been published online, there is also a hands-on video of the device.
The hands-on video is from Czech Republic website dotekomanie.cz. The source says the phone is already on display at a Mi Store in the Czech Republic. So, it is safe to say Xiaomi has not only entered a new market in Europe but the Redmi S2 may even be a Europe-first device.
Since the phone is already available on display it explains how they were able to get a hands-on video. They were also able to confirm the specs.
The unit in the video is the gold variant. Other than the arrangement of the sensors on the front and the design of the antenna lines, this could pass for the Mi 6X.
The Redmi S2 has a 5.99-inch display with a 1440 x 720 resolution. It is powered by a Snapdragon 625 processor paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.
The phone has dual rear cameras – 12MP + 5MP – and a 16MP sensor with its own LED flash in front for selfies. It also has a 3,080mAh battery and runs MIUI 9 based on Android Oreo. These specs place it firmly in the mid-range category.
With the recent developments, the Xiaomi Redmi S2 may be upon us much sooner than expected, most likely during the week. Not only will Xiaomi announce a new phone but it should also announce its entry into a new European market.
Notwithstanding, Europe won’t be the only one getting the Redmi S2. It will also be available in Vietnam. This is based on a picture of a flyer (above) which lists the price of various phones including that of the unreleased Redmi S2.
The prices are in Vietnam Dong and the Redmi S2 has a VND 3,999,000 price tag. This roughly translates to $176 which is a bit on the high side. But since we do not know the memory configuration of the device, we’ll have to wait till the official launch before passing a verdict.