Xiaomi is today adding yet another budget smartphone to its Redmi series in China. Called the Redmi S2, the phone is primarily designed for people who prefer selfies over anything else. The Redmi S2 starts at 999 yuan ($156/Rs. 10,560) for the base variant which comes with 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, and goes all the way up to 1299 yuan ($204/Rs. 13,735) for 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.
Apart from that, the Redmi S2 features a familiar exterior found on other Xiaomi phones like the Redmi 5 Pro. There’s a tall 5.99-inch HD+ screen on the front and it’s powered by the company’s favorite Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core chipset. There’s 3 or 4GB of RAM, 32 or 64GB of onboard storage which can be expanded up to 256GB, and a 3080mAh battery which is not compatible with quick charging.
The vertically-aligned rear camera arrangement houses a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary lens for depth information. For selfies, you’ll find a 16-megapixel snapper and soft LED flash as well. The Redmi S2 comes preloaded with Android 8.1 with the company’s own MIUI 9 skin on top. Moreover, there’s a fingerprint sensor and the phone also supports Dual-SIM.
Xiaomi Redmi S2 Specifications
- 5.99-inch (1440 × 720 pixels) HD+ display, 18:9 aspect ratio, 2.5D curved glass
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 14nm 2GHz octa-core processor, 650MHz Adreno 506 GPU
- 3/4GB RAM, 32/64GB storage, expandable up to 256GB with microSD
- Android 8.1 (Oreo), MIUI 9
- Dual SIM
- Rear Camera: 12MP+5MP, LED Flash, 1.25μm pixel size, PDAF
- Front Camera: 16MP, LED flash
- Fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor
- Dimensions: 160.73 × 77.26 × 8.1mm; Weight: 170g
- 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2
- 3080mAh (typical) / 3000mAh (minimum) battery