Xiaomi has recently confirmed that it will be holding a launch event on May 10 to announce a new produce. Today, the Chinese firm has officially revealed through its Redmi Mobile Weibo account that it will be launching Redmi S2 phone on May 10. Also, the company has stated the Redmi S2 will be introducing the all new Redmi S series.
OPPO and Vivo have launched numerous selfie-centric smartphones in China in the recent years. There is a possibility that the new Redmi S lineup may include budget-friendly selfie-focused smartphones. The Redmi S2 the first phone to debut under the new Redmi Selfie (Redmi S) series is rumored to feature 16-megapixel LED enabled front-facing camera. It is likely that the phone may include AI capabilities for capturing beautified selfie shots.
The poster shown below shows Chinese actor Liu Haoran holding the forthcoming Redmi S2 phone. The rear design of the phone matches with its photos that had surfaced through its TENAA listing. The handset seems to be featuring a metal unibody chassis. The u-shaped antenna bands can be seen at the top and bottom edges of the back panel. The rear shell features 12-megapixel + 8-megapixel dual cameras at the top-left corner.
There are some conflicting rumors on the configuration front and rear cameras of the Redmi S2. The exact details on the cameras of the phone will be confirmed next week through its launch. The fingerprint scanner is also available on the rear shell of the phone.
The Redmi S2 will be sporting a full screen design as it expected to arrive with an 18:9 aspect ratio supporting screen of 5.99 inches. The LCD display is expected to produce HD+ resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels. The Snapdragon 625 SoC will be powering the 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB models of the Redmi S2. These variants are speculated to respectively feature 2 GB, 3 GB and 4 GB of RAM. The handset is expected to receive power from 3,080mAh battery. It will come loaded with Android 8.1 Oreo and the most recent edition of MIUI 9.
The specs of the Redmi S2 suggest that it will be available arriving with an affordable pricing. A recent leak has revealed that the S2 will be available for around $175 in Vietnam. Some rumors claim that this phone could be launched as an Android One device in India.