Xiaomi’s selfie-themed Redmi S2 went official last week, arriving in China with a 16MP front-facing camera, a 2um pixel size, and artificial intelligence to spare. It looks like the phone is preparing for its India debut on June 7, but it may undergo a name change while making the trip overseas.
Instead of being called the Redmi S2, the handset might just be dubbed the Redmi Y2. There are a couple of hints at this scattered across Xiaomi’s social media teasers. For one thing, the Twitter posts heavily hint at a selfie-focused device thanks to references to it being the “best selfie smartphone.”
Then there’s the fact that the letter “Y” is highlighted above all the other alphabets in its video teaser. Plus, last year’s Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite were initially launched in China as the Redmi Note 5A Prime and Redmi Note 5A, respectively. The company will probably do the same this year instead of introducing yet another selfie-obsessed lineup.
Specifications of the Xiaomi Redmi S2:
– OS: Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 9
– Display: 5.99-inch 18:9, 1440 x 720 pixels
– CPU: octa-core Snapdragon 625
– GPU: Adreno 506
– Storage: 32GB/64GB, expandable up to 256GB
– RAM: 3GB/4GB
– Camera: 12MP + 5MP rear, 16MP front
– Battery: 3080mAh
– Size: 160.73 x 77.26 x 8.1mm
– Weight: 170g
– Connectivity: 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi, microUSB 2.0, A-GPS, GLONASS
The Redmi S2 is priced at CNY 999 (approx Rs 10615) for its 3GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM option. There’s another CNY 1299 (around Rs 13800) variant which gets blessed with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM. We’ll let you know how much the repackaged Redmi Y2 will cost in India the moment June 7 arrives.