Redmi S2 smartphone with a focus on selfies will launch in the Indian market on June 7, according to a new teaser from Xiaomi. However, the new Redmi S2 phone will be part of the Y series, if one goes by the teaser and will likely be called Redmi Y2 in the market. Previously the company had launched the Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite in India, which put an emphasis on the selfie camera. Redmi S2 in China, which has a selfie-focus was launched in China recently.
In its teaser for Redmi S2/Y2, the Twitter handle for Redmi India has posted a small video with the following message, “Every step in your life is defined by a selfie. Find yourself, #FindYourSelfie…The BEST selfie smartphone is arriving soon.” The teaser video also says ‘The #RealYou smartphone is coming. Redmi smartphone launch 7th June | New Delhi.” The video puts an emphasis on the letter Y, which is coloured red throughout the video, thus indicating that the Redmi S2 will continue with the Y series when it launches.
Coming to the Redmi S2, this smartphone was launched in China last week at a starting price of Yuan 999, which is nearly Rs 10,000. The company has put the focus on the selfie camera with the Redmi S2, which features a 16MP front camera with pixel size of 2µm and AI-driven Portrait mode. The front camera also supports face recognition feature, which Xiaomi also rolled out to the Redmi Note 5 Pro.
Other specifications of Redmi S2 are: 5.99-inch HD+ resolution display which is 1440 x 720 pixels with 18:9 aspect ratio, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage or 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. Battery on the Redmi S2 is 3080mAh battery, which runs MIUI 9.
Redmi S2 has vertically stacked dual cameras on the back, similar to the Mi 6X and Redmi Note 5 Pro. The dual camera setup consists of a 12MP primary camera and a 5MP secondary sensor working in combination. It also features dual-tone LED flash, Portrait mode, and Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS) The phone also has a fingerprint scanner on the back, and comes with microSD and dual-SIM features in China.
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