Xiaomi Redmi S2 India Launch Scheduled For June 7, Could Be Rebranded As Redmi Y2
Xiaomi has been very aggressive in term of launching smartphones in India. This year, they have already launched Redmi 5, Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 5 Pro in the country and now another event has been scheduled for June 7. The upcoming handset might possible be the Redmi S2 which could be rebranded as Redmi Y2 in India.
Xiaomi Redmi S2 was recently launched in China, now the handset maker might be launching the smartphone in India soon. Xiaomi has scheduled a launch event for a smartphone on 7 June which they are teasing as a selfie-centric smartphone.
The company has announced the launch event on twitter using hashtag #FindYourSelfie and RealYou. They have also highlighted the alphabet ‘Y’ which indicates Redmi S2 could be launched in India as Redmi Y2, which is the successor of previous year’s selfie-centric smartphone Redmi Y1.
The smartphone could have also been Mi A2 (Mi 6X for China) but the image clearly shows a front LED flash which comes with the Redmi S2 (Redmi Y2 for India) and not Mi A2.
Redmi S2 prices starts from CNY 999 (roughly Rs 10,600) for 3GB RAM variant and CNY 1,299 (roughly Rs 13,800) for 4GB RAM variant. It comes in three body shades- champagne gold, rose gold, and platinum silver.
Xiaomi Redmi S2 Specifications
Xiaomi Redmi S2 comes in two RAM+Storage variants 3GB+32GB and 4GB+64GB. The storage on both variants is expandable up to 256GB through a MicroSD.
Redmi S2 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor coupled with Adreno 506 GPU. It runs on MIUI 9 based on Android.
The handset has a 5.99-inch FHD (1440x720) with 18:9 aspect ratio and 70.8 % NTSC colour gamut.
Talking about optics, it sports a dual camera setup at the rear which has 16-megapixel+5-megapixel sensors with f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, and LED flash. The rear camera is touted to have AI Portrait mode, HDR, and Panoramic mode. On the front is a 16-megapixel selfie snapper with AI Portrait mode.
The dual-SIM handset is backed by a 3,080mAh battery. For security, this phone has face recognition and houses a rear mounted fingerprint sensor. It measures 160.73 x 77.26 x 8.1mm and weighs 170 grams.