Xiaomi Redmi S2 with dual cameras, 18:9 screen coming to India

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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.

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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.