Xiaomi to Launch Redmi S2 (Mi A2) - Doctor Tech


Saturday, 5 May 2018

Xiaomi to Launch Redmi S2 (Mi A2)

China's smartphone giant, Xiaomi has been talking about a "Surprise" for a long time now and we guess the surprise is no more a surprise now with Xiaomi launching the Redmi S2 on May 10 in China, according to the posts on Weibo accounts of Xiaomi. 'S' typically stands for the "Surprise" and the "Selfie" camera of Redmi S2 of course. Recent Teasers of the device shows the device will be exclusively available and sold on Suning.com.

Redmi S2 design line seems to be following the footprints of earlier launched Redmi Note 5 Pro and recently unveiled Mi 6X. Company launching the Redmi S2 as a budget smartphone packed with premium features sounds like a Xiaomi's Business Model. Interestingly Xiaomi's Redmi S2 is the device that is believed to be launched as Android One device Mi A2 in third quarter of 2018.

Specifications and Pricing

Xiaomi Redmi S2 will sport a 5.99-inch IPS LCD HD+ display with a screen resolution of  720 x 1440 PPI. Redmi S2 will have an 18:9 screen-to-body ratio that is no new for a 2018 device, but if the price of the device is to be considered that seems fair. Following same body design and form factor of its successor Note 5 Pro and Mi 6X, S2 will have U-Shaped antenna bands flowing through the top and bottom edges of the rear panel. 

Redmi S2 will be powered by Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 625 processor and could be available in two variants; 3GB RAM/32GB Storage and 4G RAM/64GB Storage respectively. 

The Device will sport a hybrid dual SIM slot and 3000mAh battery. Additionally the smartphone will come with Android 8.1 based MIUI 9 reportedly. Xiaomi's S2 will feature a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy, IR Blaster and will weight around 170 grams.

Talking about the Camera, Xiaomi Redmi S2 series is rumored to be integrated with 12MP + 5MP dual rear camera lens setup aligned vertically like in Redmi Note 5 Pro. The sensors, lens, and processing will be imitated from Note 5 Pro and Mi 6X. The front-facing shooter will be 16MP which is marketed as the USB of the phone. Therefore Redmi S2 will be a hot favorite among selfie lovers and vloggers. 

Last but not least, Xiaomi's Redmi S2 is speculated to be priced at around 1100-1300 Chinese Yuan (11,500-13,500 INR) for the base model.