Xiaomi Redmi S2 announced with dual rear cameras, Android 8.1 and Snapdragon 625

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Xiaomi Redmi S2
Xiaomi Redmi S2

Xiaomi has announced the new Xiaomi Redmi S2 in the Redmi series in an official event in China today. The new Redmi S2 comes with a dual rear camera and has a similar design like the Redmi Note 5 Pro launched in February this year along with the Redmi Note 5 smartphone. The Xiaomi Redmi S2 is priced at 999 yuan (around $156) for the 3GB RAM + 32GB inbuilt storage variant while the 4GB RAM + 64GB inbuilt storage variant is priced at 1299 yuan (around $204). The device is expected to be available outside China soon with some other brand name.

Xiaomi Redmi S2
Xiaomi Redmi S2

The new Redmi S2 features a 5.99-inch HD+ 18:9 2.5D curved glass display with 1000:1 contrast ratio, 450 nits (typ) Brightness, 70.8% NTSC color gamut and 1440 × 720 pixels resolution and is powered by a 2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 625 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 506 GPU. It comes with two variants with one having 3GB RAM + 32GB inbuilt storage while the second one having 4GB RAM + 64GB inbuilt storage and both supporting expandable storage up to 256GB with microSD card slot. It runs on the Android 8.1 (Oreo) with MIUI 9 out of the box. It supports Dual SIMs.

It features a dual rear camera with a 12-megapixel camera with LED Flash, 1.25μm pixel size, PDAF, f/2.2 aperture along with a secondary 5-megapixel camera. It also comes with a 16-megapixel front-facing camera with LED flash. It has a 3080mAh battery and connectivity options available are 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS. It has a fingerprint sensor on the rear side along with a infrared sensor. It measures 160.73 × 77.26 × 8.1mm and weights 170 grams.

To recall, the Redmi Note 5 Pro was announced with a 5.99-inch Full HD+ 18:9 2.5D curved glass display with 2160 × 1080 pixels resolution, 450 nits Brightness, 83% NTSC Color Gamut, 1500: 1 Contrast Ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Protection. Other features of the device includes 1.8GHz octa-core Snapdragon 636 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 509 GPU, 4GB / 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM, 64GB (eMMC 5.0) internal storage option, expandable up to 128GB with microSD card slot, Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) with MIUI 9, hybrid Dual SIMs, a dual rear camera setup with a 12-megapixel camera having dual-tone LED Flash, Sony IMX486 sensor, 1.25μm pixel size, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, along with a secondary 5-megapixel camera with Samsung sensor, 1.12μm pixel size and f/2.0 aperture, a 20-megapixel front-facing camera with Sony IMX376 sensor, f/2.2 aperture, LED flash and 1080p video recording. Other specs includes a 4000mAh battery and connectivity options available are 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, a fingerprint sensor on the rear side, a infrared sensor. It measures 158.6×75.4×8.05mm and weights 181 grams.