Xiaomi Redmi S2 – 16 MP AI Selfie Camera Phone Launched in China
Xiaomi has launched a new budget selfie phone in China today, and the company is claiming that it is the best Redmi Selfie phone.
In fact, the company has its Redmi Y1 (selfie phone) available in India that lacks some of the popular features of Redmi S2.
As per our source, the company will bring the Redmi S2 in India named as Redmi Y2 to replace the existing Y1, on 7th June 2018.
In fact, Xiaomi has tweeted and confirmed that they will launch a new Best Selfie Phone in India soon and by all means, it is going to be the Redmi S2 but in India will be called as Redmi Y2.
The Redmi S2 comes with a 16 Megapixel front selfie camera that comes with insanely large 2-micron pixel size.
The sensor combines four smaller pixels to form a large pixel for capturing more light. Besides, it comes with AI camera with portrait mode, smart beautification, and Front HDR.
Also, The front camera is capable of recognizing faces for face unlocking.
At the back, it has Dual rear cameras that look similar to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro.
The primary lens has 12 MP resolution ( f/2.2 aperture) while the second lens has 5 MP resolution. There is a Dual Led flash, portrait mode and HDR support for the rear cameras.
The phone has a metallic unibody design with Antenna lines on top and bottom edges, similar to the iPhone 6s. Besides, there is a finger scanner that resides at the back; the front side has a minimalistic design.
The phone weighs 170 grams and has a thickness of 8.1 mm.
The Redmi S2 runs on MIUI 9.0 along with the Android Nougat OS. Additionally, it comes with a new Xiao voice assistant that is specific to the Chinese market and first came with the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s.
Display & Performance
Another key highlight of the device is its 5.99 inch, 18:9 aspect ratio display that comes with HD+ (1440*720) pixels resolution. Notably, it comes with slightly lower 71% NTSC Color Gamut.
Powering the phone is tried and tested Snapdragon 625 Octa-Core processor that comes with Adreno 506 GPU.
Variants and Availability
The Redmi S2 is available in 3 GB ram / 32 GB storage for CNY 999 or Rs. 10,500 and the higher variant with 4 GB ram/ 64 GB storage costs CNY 1299 or Rs. 13,500.
Furthermore, it offers dual sim support and even had a dedicated memory card slot to expand the storage up to 256 GB.
Also, it comes with standard connectivity options such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Micro-USB port and even has the 3.5mm headphone jack.
Lastly, the phone runs on a 3080 mAH capacity battery that is sufficient to last it all day. It is not clear at the moment if it offers fast charging support.
Notably, it will go on sale in China on Suning.com on 17th May 2018 at 10 am CST in gold, rose gold and silver color options.
Highlight Features for Xiaomi Redmi S2
- 16 Megapixel Selfie Camera With AI and Portrait Mode.
- 12 megapixel + 5 Megapixel rear camera
- Metallic Design
- 5.99 Inch HD+, 18:9 Aspect Ratio display
- Xiao Voice Assistant
- Face Unlocking Support.
- Snapdragon 625 Octa-Core Processor
- 4 GB Ram /64 GB storage
- Battery Capacity -3080
- Price Rs. 13500