Today, Xiaomi teased a new product through microblogging platform Weibo. The upcoming product is speculated to be in the S-series given that the company has posted an image which has a big “S” drawn.
Apart from the “S” shaped ribbon in the posted image, there is no further information revealed. Based on the previous rumors and reports, the upcoming product announcement could be related to the Surge S2 SoC or the Redmi S2 smartphone. However, the image teaser is most likely for the Redmi S2.
The upcoming Redmi S2 appeared in a leaked video a few days ago from Czech Republic website dotekomanie.cz. The source says the phone is already on display at a Mi Store in the Czech Republic, suggesting that the company has entered a new market in Europe.
Earlier leaks related to the smartphone has revealed that the phone will come with a 5.99-inch display having 1440 x 720 pixels screen resolution. Under the hood, it will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.
The phone is expected to pack dual rear cameras – 12-megapixel primary lens and a 5-megapixel secondary lens. On the front side, there’ll a 16-megapixel snapper along with an LED flash for brighter selfies. It is also said to have 3,080mAh battery and will run MIUI 9 based on Android Oreo operating system out-of-the-box.
The Redmi S2’s leaked pricing information suggests that it will be priced VND 3,999,000, which roughly translates to $176. The pricing is in Vietnam Dong, suggesting that the phone will also be available in Vietnam.
Meanwhile, Xiaomi is also working on the launch of the successor of Surge S1, its first in-house chipset — Surge S2. According to rumors, the Surge S2 should be on par with Huawei’s Kirin 960, which is the chipset found on the Huawei P10 and Mate 9 series.
Recent reports indicate that Xiaomi has increased orders at several Taiwanese manufacturers in the IT supply chain. Among these, there are TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company), Largan Precision, Inventec, and Foxconn. The Surge S2 processor has been mentioned in an alleged contract signed by the Chinese company with TSMC. Reports are suggesting that the SoC will be realized by TSMC with a 16nm production process.