Xiaomi Redmi S2 – First look

Includes sample camera images. Launched in china .

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A brand new Redmi Budget Line smartphone – Redmi S2 has been launched in China on May 10th. The biggest highlight of Redmi S2 is its front-facing camera, which sports a 16-megapixel sensor with 2-micron pixels. This, combined with AI-based beautification features, makes it the ‘best Redmi selfie phone’ ever, the company has released a statement. Other highlighting features include a dual rear camera setup, an 18:9 display (Which is coming a standard for all the midlevel phones), iPhone-style like antenna lines, the Xiao Ai voice assistant, a Face Unlock feature and the Snapdragon 625 SoC at its price range. The Redmi S2 was launched in collaboration with retailer Suning.com.color variants includes various options like Champagne Gold, Platinum Silver, and Rose Gold.

Xiaomi Redmi S2 specifications
·         5.99” HD+ display

·         Full-screen display

·         Snapdragon 625

·         Adreno 506

·         12MP + 5MP rear dual camera

·         16MP front camera with LED selfie light

·         Face unlock

·         3GB+32GB/4GB+64GB

·         MIUI 9

·         2 SIM Slot + 1 MicroSD Slot

·         Colors – Silver, Champagne Gold, Rose Gold

Features

Regarding SOC Redmi S2 is powered by Snapdragon 625 which is considered to be the most power efficient SoC and is widely used by other Xiaomi phone as well. It has 8 A53 efficiency cores which have enough power to handle the normal task. Even though new in the Production line and through recent leaks as expected, Redmi S2 display has upgraded to 5.99 inch – 18:9 Ratio enabling users to view more content in website without scrolling down the screen. Battery life is also said to offer for all-day activities from video playback to gaming without struggling to find charger everywhere !and has a 3080mah. We have to have detail review to confirm the same.

 Camera:

In order to dominate the Budget Smartphone Market, Redmi S2 has followed the dual camera trend with a 12 MP 1.25μm camera sensor to capture still images accompanied with  5MP colour sensor to capture the depth information. The company has featured

· a f/2.2 aperture,

·   PDAF autofocus, and LED,

·  apart from an AI Portrait Mode,

·   HDR, and facial recognition.

The front camera of the Redmi S2 bears a 16-megapixel sensor with 2-microns pixels, combining four pixels into one single, oversized pixel. The front camera offers AI Portrait Mode, AI Smart Beauty, Front HDR, and Face Unlock (with face recognition).
The front camera also offers AI-based facial recognition feature that can be used to unlock the S2 instantly simply by looking at it. The selfie snapper and dual rear cameras of the S2 are also enabled with AI Smart Beauty that helps in shooting impressive shots by intelligently enhancing the skin tone.

Also, the advantage of S2 is beside the hardware upgrade, it also supports dual SIM slot + MicroSD slot. You can now use dual sim and SD card together without any conflict. (I was dying for this feature)

Photo Samples By Redmi S2:

 

Selfie sample By Redmi S2:

Good News for Selfie lovers! In the heightened competition to selfie smartphones and this Phone is said to be an OPPO, VIVO killer(similar marketing trend of selfies) . Redmi S2 sports a Soft-LED flash enabled 16-megapixel selfie camera with 4 in 1 Camera sensor combination in order to produce a better image in low light conditions.

Redmi S2 comes in three color options which are Champagne Gold, Rose Gold, and Silver color

Rose gold

silver colour

Pricing: The Xiaomi Redmi S2 price starts at CNY 999 (roughly Rs. 10,600) for the 3GB RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage variant, and goes up to CNY 1,299 (roughly Rs. 13,700) for the 4GB RAM and 64GB inbuilt storage variant.

Sources and further read: please refer: http://en.miui.com/thread-2552606-1-1.html

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