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

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

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

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. It is also safe to say that the smartphone will feature a full-screen design with minimal bezels, a vertically stacked dual rear camera setup, and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. There will be 16 GB of storage on board with a microSD slot to expand the memory as much as budget allows. Now today Flipkart has announced that the Redmi Note 5 smartphone will now be available for purchase in open sale starting midnight today. The firmware of the leaked device has spilled out plenty of details, including its availability in India and China market. The cameras on this device will be supporting EIS & portrait mode. It will also have a 5-megapixel Samsung S5K5E8 secondary sensor.

The device will come with an entry-level display with HD resolution. Last year, we witnessed a new selfie focused affordable Y-series handsets, this year again, we saw a Pro variant joining the Redmi Note series. For selfies, the Redmi S2 comes with a single 5MP sensor from Samsung.

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We'll keep you updated with all the latest information about the Redmi S2 as and when we get any.

Similarly, with the Redmi S2 entering the portfolio, Xiaomi might want to target the affordable segment with a dual camera setup for photography, which is now lacking in the Redmi 5 and the Note 5.

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The highlight of the Redmi S2 will be the cameras. The firmware explicitly mentions an Indian and Chinese variant of this device, after all. The firmware files revealed the device would be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, which was previously present on smartphones such as the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Redmi Note 5, Mi A1 and Mi Max 2. The device will be shipped with Android 8.1 Oreo OS out of the box.

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