Xiaomi Redmi S2 With Snapdragon 625 SoC, Face Unlock Heading to India

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The Redmi S2 will pack a 3,080 mAh battery, which should offer solid battery life with the 14 nm chipset. In the teaser, we see a man holding a blue smartphone with a vertical dual camera, like the one on the Mi Mix 2S and iPhone X. The teaser also confirms that the smartphone will bring a dual camera setup with a 20 MP sensor.

Xiaomi now has their presence in the affordable market with smartphone ranging from Rs 5K to Rs 16K. There will also be a MicroSD card slot for further expanding the storage on this device.

The Redmi Note 5 is a great contender in the mid-range market as it comes with a Snapdragon 636 processor, 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The files specifically mention Chinese and Indian variants of the device giving us an indication that the device will be launched in China and India.

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The Redmi S2 will be exclusive to China and India only, and the device might launch in India first before heading to its home market in China. Xiaomi's biggest announcement of 2018 is now the Mi Mix 2S but the company has many more devices planned for the year. The selfie camera is likely to feature Portrait Mode. As per the roadmap, the new MIUI 9.5 should now be available for those using the Redmi 4 (Redmi 4X), Redmi 5, Redmi 5 Plus as well as Redmi Note 5. It will feature a 12MP Sony IMX 486 or 12MP OmniVision OV12A10 primary sensor and a 5MP Samsung S5K5E8 secondary sensor. 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. It rumored to come with a dual camera setup running on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.

The Redmi Note 5 is priced at Rs 9,999 for the 3GB RAM variant, while the 4GB RAM option is priced at Rs 11,999.

XDA Developers got hold of the Redmi S2's firmware files, digging out various details about the smartphone in the process. It may possible that at the time of launch, Xiaomi reveal some information about this. Enter your email to be subscribed to our newsletter.

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