Redmi S2 to be launched on June 7: Expected price in India

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As per the official video, new Redmi launch is scheduled for June 7 in New Delhi
As per the official video, new Redmi launch is scheduled for June 7 in New Delhi

New Delhi : Redmi S2 is expected to make its debut on June 7, not as Redmi S2 but as Redmi Y2. Xiaomi has launched a teaser of the new Redmi handset across social media channels and are expecting to get positive response from gadget lovers in the country. Manufacturers specify that the newcomer from Redmi family will be the “best selfie smartphone” ever. Read out the mentioned below details about the upcoming mobile phone.

Teased as the "best Redmi selfie phone",  the device is equipped with bunch of artificial intelligence (AI) powered proprietary features and a new front-facing camera sensor that comes in a 2-micron pixel size. The Redmi S2 is likely to compete against the likes of the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 and Honor 9 Lite.

As per the official teaser video, which was posted by Redmi India Twitter account on Monday, the new Redmi launch is scheduled for June 7 in New Delhi. The company is stressing on the terms #FindYourSelfie and #RealYou hashtags and has highlighted the alphabet "Y" in the teaser. All this points to the launch of the Redmi Y2 that is likely to be the successor to the Redmi Y1, which was launched in November with selfie-centric features, including an LED selfie-light.

Price of Redmi S2 

The Xiaomi Redmi S2 with 3GB RAM and 32GB onboard storage will come with a price tag of CNY 999 (approximately Rs. 10,600), while its 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant is priced at CNY 1,299 (around Rs. 13,700). Both variants will be available for sale in China starting May 17. The variants include Champagne Gold, Platinum Silver, and Rose Gold colour options. 

Technical specifications of Redmi S2

On the specifications front, the dual-SIM (Nano) Redmi S2 runs Android-based MIUI 9 and features a 5.99-inch HD+ (720x1440 pixels) display with a 70.8 percent NTSC colour gamut. 

The handset is powered by a Snapdragon 625 SoC, coupled with up to 4GB of RAM, and has a dual rear camera setup with a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. 

Further, it has a 16-megapixel sensor on the front with supports features such as AI Portrait Mode, AI Smart Beauty, Front HDR, and Face Unlock. 

There are two storage options - 32GB and 64GB - that both are expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB) via a dedicated slot. Importantly, the Redmi Y1 also has a dedicated microSD card slot to separately give users the space for two SIM cards.

 The Redmi S2 also has 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack, and Micro-USB port and packs a 3080mAh battery.