After a recent leak, Xiaomi’s first S-series smartphone called Redmi S2 got launched in China on Thursday. The Chinese tech brand has encompassed dual lens camera at the back, Xiao AI voice assistant, 18:9 display and Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset at a very competitive price point. Additionally, the company has provided the face unlock feature too in the device which can be used using the front camera. Talking about the price, the smartphone with 3GB RAM + 32GB internal memory can be bought at CNY 999 (Approx. INR 10,600) while the other variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory can be bought by shelling out CNY 1,299 (Approx. 13,700).
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The smartphone will be made available in Champagne Gold, Platinum Silver and Rose Gold color variants. The company has launched Redmi S2 in collaboration with Chinese online retailer suning.com where the smartphone will go on sale from May 17. Let’s talk about the smartphone’s specifications and features
The Xiaomi Redmi S2 dominates the front with a 5.99-inch HD+ IPS LCD display with screen resolution of 720x1440px and 18:9 aspect ratio. At the optics front, the Redmi S2 sports dual lens at the back with primary lens being 12-megapixel optic sensor while the secondary camera featuring 5-megapixel sensor with an LED flash. At the front, the smartphone sports a 16-megapixel AI powered sensor camera with an LED flash for Selfies and Video Calling. The AI feature includes AI Smart Beauty, AI Portrait mode, Face Recognition, etc.
The smartphone runs MIUI 9 based Android 8.1 Oreo OS. It is powered by 2.0GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 SoC paired with 3GB/4GB RAM. The internal memory comes in 2 variant depending upon the RAM variant you choose. With 3GB RAM comes 32GB internal memory while with 4GB RAM comes the 64GB internal memory, both the variants are expandable to 128GB using a MicroSD card. It packs a powerful 3,080 mAh non-removable battery.
At the connectivity front, it features 4G VoLTE enabled dual SIM with dedicated slots for each SIM. The other connectivity options include WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2 LE, GPS/A-GPS, GLONASS, MicroUSB 2.0, FM Radio and 3.5mm Audio Jack. The sensors on-board are rear mounted fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, light ambient, gyro and digital compass. The smartphone weighs 170g and measures 160.7×77.3×8.1mm.
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