Xiaomi is reportedly getting ready to launch a new handset called the Redmi S2 in India and China. It might be an entry-level device, with major highlights being its dual cameras and Face Unlock abilities.
XDA Developers got hold of the Redmi S2’s firmware files, digging out various details about the smartphone in the process. Apparently, Xiaomi is going to place an 18:9 display on the phone and fix it with a 1440 x 720p resolution. The aspect ratio suggests that this will be a taller device than usual, but the exact screen size isn’t out yet.
The Redmi S2 may also run on a MSM8953 AKA Snapdragon 625 processor, the same as the Redmi Note 5. There might be a fairly large 3080mAh battery to support it in its activities. Android 8.0 has been rumored as well. The three together could spell out an efficient system to ensure long battery life, especially since the OS tries to conserve power in various ways such as limiting background processes.
There will probably be one 16GB storage variant. Others are likely since Xiaomi typically unveils more than one storage model. The company has supposedly bestowed the budget smartphone with a 12MP + 5MP dual lens setup, with the former benefitting from a Sony IMX486 or OmniVision OV12A10 sensor and the latter from a Samsung S5K5E8 sensor.
Even the selfie shooter might get hold of a 5MP Samsung S5K5E8 sensor. The Redmi S2 may be accompanied by neat features like Portrait Mode, Face Unlock, and EIS.