Redmi S2 India Launch Teased for June 7, May Be Released as Redmi Y2
Photo Credit: Twitter/ Redmi India

HIGHLIGHTS


  • Xiaomi has teased the launch of its new selfie smartphone in India
  • This is likely to be the Redmi S2 in the form of the Redmi Y2
  • The Redmi S2 debuted in China last week as the “best Redmi selfie phone”

Redmi S2 debuted in China last week as Xiaomi’s first smartphone in the Redmi S-series. And now, it’s expected to reach India – as soon as June 7 – not as the Redmi S2 but as the Redmi Y2. Xiaomi has teased the launch of the new Redmi handset via its social media channels in the country. The formal teaser doesn’t reveal any details about the version, however, the specification of the handset might be the “best selfie smartphone”. Notably, the Redmi S2 was originally teased as the “best Redmi selfie phone” – thanks to a bunch of artificial intelligence (AI) powered proprietary features and a new front-facing camera sensor that comes in a 2-micron pixel size. The cellphone competes against the likes of the Asus ZenFone Max pro-M1 and Honor 9 Lite.

As per the official teaser video, which was posted by using Redmi India Twitter account on Monday, the brand new Redmi release is scheduled for June 7 in New Delhi. The organization is particularly using #FindYourSelfie and #RealYou hashtags and has highlighted the alphabet “Y” in the teaser. All this points to the launch of the Redmi Y2 that is likely to be the successor to the Redmi Y1, which was launched in November with selfie-centric features, including an LED selfie-light.

Instead of bringing an all-new model, Xiaomi is now expected to bring the Redmi S2 to the Indian market as the Redmi Y2.  As we said, the Beijing-based company mentioned that the smartphone could be the “best selfie smartphone”. This itself is enough to confirm what’s cooking up behind the scenes.

 

Redmi S2 specifications


in the terms of specification, the dual-SIM (Nano) Redmi S2 runs Android-based MIUI 9 and features a 5.99-inch HD+ (720×1440 pixels) display with a 70.8 percentage NTSC NTSC colour gamut. The handset is powered via a Snapdragon 625 SoC, coupled with up to 4GB of RAM, and has a dual rear camera setup with a 12-megapixel number one sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. In addition, it has a 16-megapixel sensor at the front with helps features along with AI portrait Mode, AI Smart Beauty, Front HDR, and Face Unlock. There are two storage options – 32GB and 64GB – that each is expandable through microSD card (up to 256GB) through a dedicated slot. Importantly, the Redmi Y1 also has a dedicated microSD card slot to separately give users the space for two SIM cards The Redmi S2 additionally has 4G VoLTE, wi-fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack, and Micro-USB port and packs a 3080mAh battery.

Redmi S2 price 


The Xiaomi Redmi S2 with 3GB RAM and 32GB onboard storage comes with a price tag of CNY 999 (about Rs. 10,600), while its 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage version is priced at CNY 1,299 (around Rs. 13,700). Both versions will come on sale in China starting might also 17 in Champagne Gold, Platinum Silver, and Rose Gold colour options. India price details about the Redmi S2 aren’t revealed yet.


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