Earlier we have discussed about the launch date and specs of the Redmi S2, as it was leaked earlier. Today, Xiaomi has officially launched the device in China. Previously criticized for the camera performance, Xiaomi is now focusing on the camera experience, which is evident in devices like Mi Mix 2S and Redmi Note 5 Pro.
The Redmi S2 comes as a selfie centric device. The event was kicked off where the company said that The Redmi S2 is their best Redmi device for selfie ever. The camera quality of the 16MP front shooter was demonstrated with a few selfie shots. It comes with an AI portrait mode and an AI beauty mode.
Xiaomi claims that their new AI algorithm is better at distinguishing the subject and background, which helps in getting better selfie shots. The AI beauty mode helps in highlighting the right areas of the face, making it look more natural.
Another notable feature is the face unlock feature, which comes out of the box. The Redmi S2 has a dual camera setup in the rear, consisting of a 12MP lens with 1.25μm pixel size and a 5MP depth sensor.
In the display department, it comes with a 5.99 inch HD+ display with a resolution of 1440 × 720 pixels and 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, as we mentioned in our previous post. Currently the device is launched only in China, and runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9 on top. It comes with a 3080 mAh battery and a fingerprint sensor in the rear.
Two versions with 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB of RAM and internal storage are on offer. The 3GB version is launched at a price of 999 yuan (Rs. 10,560 approx.) and 4GB version for 1299 yuan ( Rs. 13,735 approx). It is available in Rose gold, Champagne Gold and Platinum Silver colors.
While there is no official confirmation about the global launch of the Redmi S2, there is a rumor which suggest that the device may be launched as an Android One device globally.
Redmi S2 Specifications
- 5.99 inch HD+ display
- Snapdragon 625 SoC
- 3/4GB RAM
- 32/64GB internal storage
- 12+5MP rear camera
- 16MP front camera
- 3080mAh battery