Redmi S2 official posters confirm rear and selfie camera specifications ahead of May 10 launch

The Xiaomi Redmi S2 will be launched in China on May 10, 2018. It has been teased by Xiaomi, and according to the teaser, the phone will have a 12MP+5MP dual-camera setup. The phone will also feature a bezel-less screen, a metal body, and a rear-mounted fingerprint reader.

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Xiaomi has been releasing multiple smartphones with dual rear-facing cameras, and most of them have been under the Mi series. Two of those dual-camera phones was also released under the Redmi lineup, and it was the Redmi Note 5 Pro and the Redmi Note 5 AI. Now, the company is going to launch the Redmi S2 in China. However, ahead of the phone’s official launch, the Redmi S2 was leaked. First, it passed through TENAA’s certification, and no wonder smartphone enthusiasts were able to spot it and extract information from the certification documents. The phone’s design was leaked, and so did some of its important specifications, including screen size, camera, memory and connectivity.

Now, Xiaomi has started teasing the Redmi S2 ahead of its launch. It has released a series of posters which shed light on the design, colour variants, camera, and screen of the upcoming smartphone. According to the posters, the Redmi S2 features a 12MP dual-camera setup with artificial intelligence algorithms for better images. The phone also appears to be using bezel-less screen with 18:9 aspect ratio. It also have a fingerprint reader at the rear. There’s a split antenna design at the top and the bottom of the phone, and it will be available in Gold and Pink colour variants.

Redmi S2: Launch Date

The Xiaomi Redmi S2 launch date is set to be the 10th May of 2018, and it will be launched in China. We don’t, however, if it will make it to other markets around the world where Xiaomi sells its phones. There’s a possibility that the phone could be launched in markets like India and Europe with stock Android user interface.

Redmi S2: Features, Specifications

The Xiaomi Redmi S2 features a 6-inch IPS LCD screen with HD+ resolution (720×1440 pixels), 18:9 aspect ratio, and minimal bezels. The phone has a metal body with a glass front, and a rear-mounted fingerprint reader. The Redmi S2 has a dual-camera setup at its rear, and the primary camera sensor has a resolution of 12 megapixels and phase-detection autofocus. The secondary sensor has a resolution of 5 megapixels. Both the cameras are accompanied by an LED flash, and they’re arranged in a vertical fashion, just like the iPhone X. There appears to be a 16MP front-facing camera on the Redmi S2 and a soft-LED flash.

The Redmi S2 is equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, 2GB/3GB/4GB RAM, and 16GB/32GB/64GB of internal storage space. It also has a hybrid dual-SIM card slot which users can utilise to expand the storage by inserting a microSD card into the SIM 2 slot. The phone runs Android 8.1 Oreo based MIUI 9.5 user interface. The Redmi S2 also features GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2, IR blaster, microUSB port, and a 3.5mm headphone port. The phone will come equipped with a 3080mAh battery.

Redmi S2: Hands-On Video

According to a report from XDA Developers, Xiaomi is working on a cheaper Android One smartphone other than the Mi A1 successor. The phone has been codenamed ‘daisy_sprout’ by Xiaomi, and it features the Snapdragon 625 processor. Since the Mi A1’s successor is based on the Mi 6X, which was launched in China a few days ago, the Redmi S2-based Android One smartphone will be priced cheaper. That is because the Mi A2 uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 6-inch Full HD+ screen, and a 12MP+20MP dual-camera at the rear and a 20MP front-facing camera. In comparison, the Redmi S2 features a lower resolution screen, a lower-resolution dual-camera, and a weaker processor.