Xiaomi Redmi S2 Goes Official: Dual Rear Camera, Face Unlock, IR sensor and more

Xiaomi Redmi S2

Xiaomi has officially announced Redmi S2, its latest budget smartphone in China as expected today. The device is clad in an 8.1mm thick polycarbonate body with aluminium frame themed in Rose Gold, Champagne Gold, Gray and Platinum colors. At the front is a 5.99-inch HD+ screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio, driven by an octa-core Snapdragon 625 64-bit processor.

There is an option of 3GB RAM and 4GB RAM, both accompanied with 32GB and 64GB storage respectively. Loaded at the upper-left on the Redmi S2 back are 12MP+5MP dual cameras with a LED flash placed inbetween. Below this is a fingerprint sensor for smart security. The 16MP front camera included with the device is aided by a soft LED flash for bright low-light capture. The front camera also supports face unlock.

The phone runs Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9 laid on top; has a dedicated dual SIM (nano) slot, and is backed by a 3080mAh battery.

Redmi S2 front and back

Xiaomi Redmi S2 Specifications

  • 5.99-inch 2.5D curved glass display with HD+ (1440x720) resolution
  • 2.0GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Mobile Platform, Adreno 506 GPU
  • 3GB / 4GB RAM
  • 32GB / 64GB built-in storage (expandable up to 256GB via MicroSD card)
  • 12-megapixel rear camera, Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF), 1.25μm pixel size, LED flash; secondary 5-megapixel rear camera
  • 16-megapixel front camera, soft LED flash
  • Fingerprint sensor, face unlock
  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo, MIUI 9
  • Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, 4G VoLTE, 3G, 2G, GPS, Micro-USB, 3.5mm audio jack, IR sensor
  • Battery: 3,080mAh / 3,000mAh (typical/minimum)
  • Dimensions: 160.73 × 77.26 × 8.1 mm
  • Weight: 170 grams

The 3GB RAM+32GB storage version is priced at CNY 999 ($160), while the high-end version with 4GB RAM+64GB storage costs CNY 1299 ($208). It is available for pre-orders in China.
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