Xiaomi Redmi S2 is official: it’s Xiaomi’s selfie expert, but better

Xiaomi has found a new focus for its budget smartphones and it plans to zero in on that area with a new product. The Redmi S2 launched today at Suning headquarters in Nanjing is the way the company will be doing that. Understandably, a great deal of emphasis was laid on the camera upgrade and experience of the Redmi S2.

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Xiaomi Redmi S2: Specifications

Xiaomi opened the event talking about camera importance in a smartphone. The company said that the Redmi S2 is the best budget handset they have for selfie-shooting. Speaking of which, it is a 16MP lens with 2μm pixel size. It also comes with Auto HDR, AI portrait mode, and AI beauty features. It does have face unlock and Xiao AI assistant out of the box as well.

The rear cameras are a combo of 12MP + 5MP sensors. The primary lens has 1.25μm pixel size while the second sensor is for depth-sensing. Again, it also has AI support and smart beauty features.

Redmi S2

As for the other components, the Redmi S2 uses a 5.99-inch HD+ 18:9 aspect ratio display underneath which is a Snapdragon 625 chipset. The Android 8.1 Oreo-powered handset is backed by a 3080mAh battery with no fast charge support.
The looks of the handset don’t need much of a mention as they are more or less close to the Mi 6X

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Redmi S2

Xiaomi Redmi S2: Pricing and Availability

The dual-SIM handset has two variants:
3GB RAM, 32GB storage which costs 999 yuan ($156/Rs. 10,560)
4GB RAM and 64GB storage costs 1299 yuan ($204/Rs. 13,735)

Sales of the Redmi S2 start on May 17 in China. Are you ready for the selfie expert king of Xiaomi? Let us know in the comments section below. Stay tuned to  Mr. Phone and download our app to get the latest updates from the world of smartphone technology.

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