Tomorrow, Xiaomi will be launching the Redmi S2 selfie-centric smartphone through an unveil event at headquarters of Suning Tesco in Nanjing, China. Recent teasers released by Xiaomi have suggested that the Redmi S2 may introduce the all new Redmi S series of selfie-focused smartphones. Xiaomi has also claimed that the Redmi S2 will be the best ever selfie phone from the company. The Chinese manufacturer will be livestreaming the launch event of S2 on the official website of the company (Chinese edition) starting at 2 PM local time.
Xiaomi Redmi S2 Specifications and Features
The entire specs of the Redmi S2 have appeared through its TENAA listing. Also, the Chinese manufacturer also teased some of the key features of the phone in the recent past. The Redmi S2 features a full metallic chassis that measures 160.73 x 77.26 x 8.1mm weighs 170 grams. It is expected to be available in colors like in colors like Grey, Pink and Gold. The rear panel has u-shaped antenna design like the Xiaomi Mi 6X and Redmi Note 5 Pro smartphones. The Redmi S2 will be arriving with 5.99-inch display that supports HD+ resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18:9.
The Snapdragon 625 SoC will be powering the phone. It is speculated to arrive in multiple RAM and storage options such as 2 GB RAM + 16 GB storage, 3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage and 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage. For more storage, users can make use of a microSD card on its dedicated slot on the phone. It is speculated that only the 32 GB and 64 GB variants of the Redmi S2 will be available in China. The handset is expected to arrive preloaded with Android 8.1 Oreo and the latest MIUI 9 skin. The Redmi S2 will be receiving power from a 3,080mAh capacity battery.
For photography, the Redmi S2’s vertical dual camera setup features a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. It is expected to come with features like dual-tone LED flash, Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) and Portrait Mode.
The selfie-focused Redmi S2 is equipped with a soft-LED flash enabled 16-megapixel Samsung S5K3P8SP sensor with a pixel size of 2µm. The AI Portrait mode makes it possible to capture impressive bokeh shots by effectively blurring the background. The AI Beauty can shoot enhanced selfies by amplify the facial features. The front-facing camera also supports AI face recognition.
Redmi S2 Pricing and Availability
In China, the Redmi S2 is expected to be priced under 999 Yuan (~$159). Some reports have claimed that the handset may launch as an Android One phone in markets outside of China.