Xiaomi Redmi S2

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The Xiaomi Redmi S2 is a budget device with Dual Cameras and Face Unlock that's headed for India

The Xiaomi Redmi S2 specifications that we discovered that tell us this is an entry-level device are the resolution and the system-on-chip. The device will have an 18:9 1440×720 LCD display, though we don’t know what size the actual display will be. The system-on-chip in the Redmi S2’s firmware is listed as the msm8953, which is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625. This is the same chip found in the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5/Redmi 5 Plus, which says more about how the Redmi Note 5 was stiffed since it has the same SoC from 2016 as this upcoming budget device.

For the storage, we found that there will be a 16GB variant. We aren’t sure if there are any other models, unfortunately. The firmware does indicate that it’ll have a microSD card slot at the very least. As for RAM, we’ll have to wait for the official TENAA listing to go up before we can find more information on the memory. It’ll likely be 2GB-3GBs of RAM given the rest of the Redmi S2’s specifications, but that’s just what I think will end up happening.

The camera is where this budget device has the most to offer. It’ll have a dual rear camera setup with either the 12MP Sony IMX486 or 12MP OmniVision OV12A10 sensor as the primary sensor, and the 5MP Samsung S5K5E8 as the secondary sensor. On the front, there will be a lone 5MP Samsung S5K5E8 sensor. As for camera features, there’ll be EIS, Portrait Mode, and Face Unlock.

Lastly, the Xiaomi Redmi S2 will have a respectable 3,080mAh battery. Coupled with the power-efficient Snapdragon 625 and the low-resolution display, this device will probably easily last a full day or two on a single charge. And thanks to the many optimizations introduced in Android Oreo (this device is running Android 8.1 Oreo), we know that apps won’t be able to cause memory thrashing in the background or guzzle up the battery by running unwanted background services.

As for markets, the Xiaomi Redmi S2 will launch in India and China, if not elsewhere.