Xiaomi’s getting ready to launch a new phone in India on June 7, but it’s not revealing which one it is yet. The company’s started posting teasers to its Twitter page, hinting that the handset will be the “best selfie smartphone.” Taking this into consideration, the most likely candidate is the Redmi S2.
The Redmi S2 hit the scene in China last week, and was heavily promoted as a selfie-centric device. It makes sense for Xiaomi to being the phone to India next. However, it might just undergo a name change since the brand already has a selfie-focused lineup in the country with the Redmi Y1 series.
There’s even evidence of this in Xiaomi’s promotional video for the upcoming handset, highlighting the letter “Y” in the teaser. Perhaps the firm plans to release the Redmi S2 as the Redmi Y2 in India. After all, it had done the same thing last year by repackaging the Redmi Note 5A Prime and Redmi Note 5A as the Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite, respectively.
Specifications of the Xiaomi Redmi S2 at a glimpse:
– OS: Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 9
– Display: 5.99-inch 18:9, 1440 x 720 pixels
– Storage: 32GB/64GB, expandable up to 256GB
– RAM: 3GB/4GB
– CPU: octa-core Snapdragon 625
– GPU: Adreno 506
– 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
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The Redmi S2 comes in 2 variants in China. One carries 3GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM at a CNY 999 (roughly Rs 10615) price tag, while the other packs 4GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM at CNY 1299 (about Rs 13800).