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.