Last week, a new Xiaomi smartphone was certified by China’s TENAA. The device notably features a design which looks very similar to the recently unveiled Mi 6X but obviously, the specs didn’t align. Turns out the model is the Xiaomi Redmi S2 and while Xiaomi is yet to officially introduce the model, we have spotted some live pictures of the smartphone. The live photos were uploaded by a Czech Republic-based blog but the author failed to mention the actual source of the device. However, the pictures seem to have been taken from someone who had the opportunity to handle the real machine.
The design of the Redmi S2 is not in anyway different from the Mi 6X. The device is expected to feature a similar 5.99-inch display with the 18:9 aspect ratio. However, the display resolution will be an HD+ (1440 x 720pixels) resolution. The device also seems to retain the ultra-thin build of the Mi 6X but we can’t tell from all of the pictures if the 3.5mm audio jack will also be missing on this model. Also visible is the U-shaped antenna design at the back and the dual camera setup stacked vertically. There is also a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.
Specs wise, the Redmi S2 will feature a Snapdragon 625 chipset clocked at 2.0Ghz. The device will also come in 2GB RAM, 3GB RAM and 4GB RAM variants as well as 16GB, 32GB and 64GB storage options. Keeping the lights on is a 3000mAh battery. This model will likely not come with fast charge support. The rear cameras are said to be a 12MP + 5MP combo while for selfies, the device will feature a 16MP sensor. Providing the interface will be the Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 9.5. Finally, the Redmi S2 will be available in several color variants, including Pink which is the colour of the model on display.