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

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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.