Xiaomi is reportedly getting ready to launch a phone called the Redmi S2 in markets like China and India soon. XDA Developers has revealed a number of its specs thanks to a firmware leak.
Going by the specifications, the Redmi S2 could be an entry-level device. The name doesn’t offer many clues, although Xiaomi does have an in-house chipset called the Surge S1. The Surge S2 was supposed to be shown off earlier this year, but never came to light.
It’s possible that there’s a link between the Redmi S2 and Surge S2, but the firmware indicates that the smartphone will run on a Snapdragon 625 processor. Perhaps Xiaomi will utilize the Surge S2 in China and the Qualcomm SoC in international markets like India.
Moving on to other specs, it seems Xiaomi is going to bless the smartphone with a dual-camera setup. It might consist of a 12MP Sony IMX486 or 12MP OmniVision OV12A10 sensor and a 5MP Samsung S5K5E8 sensor. This will probably be a big highlight of the handset, especially if the price is kept low.
The front of the Redmi S2 might be taken up by a 5MP Samsung S5K5E8 lens. Rumor has it that the device will come with Face Unlock, EIS, and Portrait Mode. Another major potential feature is an 18:9 LCD display with an HD+ resolution of 720 x 1440p. Unfortunately, the actual size of the screen isn’t known right now.
Xiaomi could unveil a 16GB storage variant for the phone, along with microSD card support. More options will likely be around for those in need of more room. A 3080mAh battery will probably provide backup, while Android 8.0 Oreo will take care of everything else.