Xiaomi Redmi S2 entry-level smartphone with dual-cameras may launch in India soon: Report

By Digit NewsDesk | Published on 17 Apr 2018
Xiaomi Redmi S2 entry-level smartphone with dual-cameras may launch in India soon: Report
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The Xiaomi Redmi S2 is tipped to offer an 18:9 display aspect ratio with 12MP + 5MP cameras, and may be powered by a Snapdragon 625 SoC

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Xiaomi may already have launched its entire lineup of this year’s Redmi devices in India, but it seems like the company isn't done yet. XDA Developers reports that the company may be planning to launch a device called the Xiaomi Redmi 2S in India. The website dug around the firmware, and reports that the smartphone may be an entry-level device with a dual-rear camera setup and facial unlock. The device is tipped to feature an 18:9 display with a resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels. It is listed as being powered by a  Snapdragon 625 SoC, which is the same one that is used on the standard Redmi Note 5. For storage, the report notes that the device has a 16GB variant, but it is not yet known if there will be additional storage variants. 

As for the camera, the Redmi 2S is tipped to feature a dual-rear camera setup with a 12MP Sony IMX486 sensor or OmniVision OV12A10 sensor as the primary sensor. The secondary sensor is tipped to be a 5MP Samsung S5K5E8 sensor. In terms of camera features, the phone is tipped to come with EIS, Portrait Mode, and Face Unlock.

The Xiaomi Redmi S2 is also expected to feature a 3080mAh battery, which combined with the Snapdragon 625 SoC, should offer decent battery life. At least on paper. It is also tipped to come pre-loaded with Android Oreo v8.1, so it might come with MIUI 9.5 pre-installed. The report also notes that the firmware explicitly mentions an Indian and Chinese variant of the device. 

The Redmi 5A is currently the most affordable smartphone that Xiaomi offers in India. Launched in November last year, the smartphone offers. A 5-inch HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. It is powered by a Snapdragon 425 SoC and is available in 2GB RAM/16GB ROM and 3GB RAM/32GB ROM variants. You can read our review of the smartphone here.

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