Redmi smartphones are all about the best features at a very affordable cost. We have just witnessed the grand launch of the Redmi S2 phone, which was mesmerizing. The company proved that it can give tough competition to other smartphone brands. The launch event took place in Nanjing city in China. Xiaomi unveiled Redmi S2 by stating it as the ‘Best Redmi Selfie Phone’.
Redmi S2 features 6 inch IPS LCD screen with HD+ resolution, 18:9 aspect ratio, and minimal bezels. The user can choose from the two variants available in storage capacity i.e. 3GB/4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal storage. The smartphone also provides dedicated slots for a microSD card (up to 256GB) for further expansion with two Sim cards capacity.
This smartphone is backed by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor and runs MIUI 9. x based on Android 8.1 Oreo. Experimenting with something different from its past released phones Redmi S2 lines a U-shaped antenna. Considering the outer looks, it has a metal frame and metal body.
Redmi S2 is all about featuring the best camera features among all mid-range smartphones. Redmi S2 comes with a 12MP + 5MP dual camera setup at its rear. The cameras are placed in a vertical fashion where they are further separated by an LED flash. The 12MP primary sensor is equipped either by Sony IMX486 or OmniVision OV12A10, and the 5MP secondary sensor will be Samsung S5K5E8. The rear-facing camera will feature phase-detection autofocus, EIS (electronic image stabilization), and LED flash. The 16 MP front camera provides soft LED light and beautification features which is the reason that Xiaomi claims it is the best Selfie Phone.
Redmi S2 supports a 3080mAh battery with support for 5V/2A charging. This smartphone provides connectivity of 4G, LTE, VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wifi Direct GPS, Bluetooth 4.2, micro USB 2.0, and a 3.5mm headphone port. Redmi S2 is available in three attractive color variants Gold, Grey, and Pink. This unique smartphone wears different price tags according to storage variants provided, i.e., CNY 999 (Rs 10500) for 3GB RAM and 32GB storage and CNY 1299 (Rs 13500) for 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.
Finally, one more surprising feature of the Redmi S2 revealed that it has a Face Unlock feature, which the company claims through its demos is as quick as the Apple iPhone X Face ID feature. In the live streaming video of the launch event, the company further compared the picture quality of the Redmi S2 rear-facing 12MP+5MP with OPPO A3 and Vivo Y85, where we can clearly see the difference.