On Thursday, Xiaomi will be launching the Redmi S2 smartphone. Plenty of details of the phone have already surfaced in the recent weeks. A new report had revealed that the Redmi S2 may introduce the new Remi S (could be Redmi Selfie) series of smartphones. Even before its official announcement, the global edition of the Redmi S2 has already surfaced on AliExpress. The listing contains the entire specifications of the phone along with its pricing.
The listing of Xiaomi Redmi S2 at AliExpress reveals that its metallic chassis measures 160.73 x 77.26 x 8.1mm. The rear side of the phone resembles with the Xiaomi Mi 6X as it features vertically arranged dual camera setup and fingerprint reader. It sports u-shaped antenna design on the top and bottom edges of the back panel. Grey, Pink and Gold are the color variants of the Redmi S2.
The Redmi S2 houses a 5.99-inch IPS LCD display that produces HD+ resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels. The screen delivers a wider viewing experience in landscape mode as it offers an aspect ratio of 18:9. The Snapdragon 625 SoC powers the phone along with 3 GB of RAM. It includes an internal storage of 32 GB. It supports a microSD card through hybrid SIM slot. There is no information available on the other storage and RAM editions of the Redmi S2.
For photography, the rear panel of the Redmi S2 features a dual camera setup that includes a 12-megpaixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. The AI dual cameras of the phone will capture optimized photos through features like AI Portrait and AI Beauty features. For snapping selfies, the S2 possesses a soft selfie-light LED equipped 16-megapixel front-facing snapper.
The handset receives power from 3,080mAh battery. The handset is expected to come loaded with Android 8.1 Oreo that will be overlaid with MIUI 9 proprietary UI from Xiaomi. It is speculated that the Chinese manufacturer may also launch an Android One edition of the phone that won’t include the MIUI 9 skin.
It seems that the seller has managed to acquire official pictures of the phone which can be seen at the bottom of the Redmi S2 listing on the retailer site. The AliExpress listing does not contain accurate pricing of the phone. It only states that the handset is priced between $159 and $187. Leaked information from the previous week states that the handset could be priced around ~$175 in Vietnam. The pricing leak suggests that the Redmi S2 will be available with an affordable price tag.