- Redmi S2 rear camera will feature AI capabilities
- The phone will be available in partnership with Suning.com
- Launch in China is set for May 10
Redmi S2, the next budget smartphone in Xiaomi’s popular range of Redmi handsets, is slated for launch in China on May 10. While quite a few leaks and teasers have given us a good look at the upcoming smartphone, Xiaomi has not stopped posting news around the Redmi S2 as the launch date nears. In a teaser on Saturday, Xiaomi shows the Redmi S2 has an iPhone-like bent antenna lines on top and an iPhone X-like vertical dual rear camera setup. It also teased the rear camera’s specifications. There’s also a mention of the Redmi S2 price, which has remained shrouded in mystery till now.
Posted on Weibo on Saturday, the Xiaomi teaser reveals the smartphone’s iPhone X dual rear camera setup, and adds that it will bear a 12-megapixel sensor in the setup. We know from a previous TENAA listing that the smartphone will bear a 5-megapixel secondary camera. The antenna lines and dual rear camera setup have been shown in a Gold colour variant of the smartphone. AI capabilities for the rear camera have also been teased. The phone will be made available in China through Suning.com.
Separately, a MyDrivers report claims to have the prices for the Redmi S2 – the handset is said to cost CNY 1,000 (roughly Rs. 10,600) at launch, though it is not clear which RAM + storage variant this price tag is for.
Redmi S2 rumoured specifications
Xiaomi Redmi S2 is expected to run MIUI on top of Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box. It will sport a 5.99-inch HD+ (720×1440 pixels) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It might be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, coupled with 2GB/ 3GB/ 4GB of RAM and 16GB/ 32GB/ 64GB of inbuilt storage and Adreno 506 GPU.
In terms of optics, the phone will get a 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel rear camera combo, as well as a 16-megapixel front camera. There is expected to be a 3000mAh battery under the hood. And, dimensions of the Redmi S2 will be 160.7×77.3×8.1mm, while weight is expected to be 170 grams.