Xiaomi Teases the Launch of Best Selfie Smartphone in India, Could Be the Redmi S2

Xiaomi has started teasing a new smartphone’s launch in India on June 7 touting it as the best Selfie smartphone, and it could be the recently launched Redmi S2. However, the smartphone could be launched in India with a different moniker under the Redmi Y series, maybe as Redmi Y2. In the past, the Redmi Y2 name was spotted on Xiaomi India’s website along with Mi A2, but Xiaomi is not teasing the launch of Mi A2 though. That said, only the Redmi S2 could be launched in India as Redmi Y2 this month, and the Mi A2 might arrive at a later date.


Xiaomi recently unveiled the Redmi S2 in China touting it as the Best Selfie Smartphone, and it won’t be a surprise if Xiaomi India launches it in the sub-continent.

Xiaomi Redmi S2 Specifications and Features
The Xiaomi Redmi S2 sports similar design as the Redmi Note 5 Pro, but the antenna bands on the top and bottom are clearly visible. The smartphone flaunts a 5.99-inch HD+ display with a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels. It’s powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC and comes in two variants with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage. There’s a dedicated microSD card slot as well for storage expansion.

The Redmi S2 comes with a 12MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and PDAF along with a dedicated 5MP secondary depth sensor. The phone also offers Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS). To the front, there’s a 16MP selfie shooter with HDR support and LED flash. The device offers video recording at 1080p quality.

The Redmi S2 has a 3080mAh battery and comes in various colour options- Rose Gold, Champagne Gold, Platinum Silver. It’s a dual-SIM smartphone and weighs 170grams. The fingerprint scanner is present at the back of the phone.

Xiaomi Redmi S2 Expected Price in India
The Redmi S2 could start at Rs 8,999 in India, considering the Redmi Note 5 is selling for Rs 9,999 in the country. The lack of Full HD+ display and a smaller battery could account for a smaller price tag when compared to the Redmi Note 5. The Redmi S2 in China starts at 999 Yuan.

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May 15, 2018 1:23 am 1:23 AM

Finally giving up on hybrid sim slot!

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
May 15, 2018 11:52 am 11:52 AM

Redmi Y series and Redmi 5A/4A never had hybrid slot!!!!!

May 14, 2018 6:24 pm 6:24 PM

Again SD 625¿

May 14, 2018 4:03 pm 4:03 PM

Based in the text/banner, it seems they are launching Y series smart phone