Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer has today announced Redmi S2, the company latest selfie-centric smartphone in China. the biggest USP of the device is that it sports a 16-megapixel sensor with 2-micron pixels which is further combined with AI-based beautification features. the device is priced at at CNY 999 (roughly Rs. 10,600) for the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant and CNY 1,299 (roughly Rs. 13,700) for the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant. it will go on sale starting from May 17 at 10:00am CST via Suning.com in Champagne Gold, Platinum Silver, and Rose Gold colour variants
Xiaomi Redmi S2 specifications
The Xiaomi Redmi S2 bears a 5.99-inch (1440 × 720 pixels) HD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, 2.5D curved glass paired with 1000:1 contrast ratio, 450 nits Brightness, and 70.8% NTSC color gamut. it is powered by an 2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 Mobile Platform coupled with Adreno 506 GPU. the device comes with 3GB RAM / 32GB storage configuration and 4GB RAM / 64GB storage configuration. both, the variants supports storage expansion up-to 256GB via MicroSD card.
On the optics front, the device sports a rear facing vertical dual camera setup which consists a combination of 12-megapixel primary sensor with LED Flash, 1.25μm pixel size, PDAF, f/2.2 aperture, and another 5-megapixel secondary sensor which captures depth information for AI portrait shots. on the front, there’s a 16-megapixel sensor with 2-microns pixels, combining four pixels into one single, oversized pixel. it also offers AI Portrait Mode, AI Smart Beauty feature, Front HDR, and Face Unlock technology.
The Xiaomi Redmi S2 is juiced by an 3080 mAh battery and runs on Android 8.1 Oreo update based on MIUI 9. the device also features Xiao Ai voice assistant and is packed with rear facing fingerprint sensor. connectivity options includes 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack, and Micro-USB port. the device also on-boards accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, infrared, and proximity sensor. it measures at 160.73×77.26×8.1mm and weights at 170 grams.
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