The Chinese based company, Xiaomi has finally unveiled a new Android Smartphone known as Redmi S2. The phone arrives with AI Portrait and AI beauty feature. Keeping a phone at an affordable price range and centered on selfies is something different.
Well, the phone looks marvelously designed with dual camera on the back and fingerprint sensor scanner nicely mounted under the lens. The device reveals more like the unveiled Mi 6X (Mi A2). The Mid-ranger will arrive in three different variants.
Xiaomi Redmi S2
*. Display: 5.99-inch HD+ 18:9 aspect ratio
*. Screen resolution: 1440 x 720 pixels
*. Fingerprint sensor: YES
*. AI Portrait mode and AI Beauty
*. Processor: Snapdragon 625 chipset clocked at 2.0GHz
*. RAM / Storage: 3GB+32GB and 4GB+64GB RAM variants
*. Battery: 3080mAh battery capacity
– Back camera: 12MP + 5MP
– Front camera: 16MP sensor
*. OS: Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 9.5
Xiaomi Redmi S2: Design and Display
The popular 18:9 will enable the large 5.99′ screen inches to come in a smaller package, this will definitely allow you to be comfortable while holding the phone. The phone looks more familiar in design with Oppo A3 and Vivo Y85 smartphone.
Taking a serious look at the above image, you would notice the bold U-shaped antenna design at the back, which is made out of metal and there is also a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. The phone is a sleek, thin and light-weighted device, which is pocket friendly.
The bottom features a MicroUSB port and speakers, while the top has a headphone jack and infrared. There are three color options available, rose gold, platinum silver, and champagne gold.
Xiaomi Redmi S2: Camera and Network
The Redmi S2 Android Smartphone comes with three cameras, two at the back and one at the front. The device comes with a 16MP front shooter with soft front flash and yep, it is actually the selling point. The front camera features large 2μm pixels for low light selfies.
While on the back camera, it sports a dual lens set-up, a 12MP + 5MP rear camera f/2.2 lens and features PDAF, LED flash, facial recognition, AI portrait mode, and HDR.
The front camera also comes with HDR support, AI Portrait mode, this will enhance facial recognition of the front camera to make it more accurate and also to blur to the background, it detects various aspects of your captured selfie and blur out the right areas.
And AI Beauty which has the ability to recognize the makeup on the face of a lady and beautify the photo while protecting the lip makeup and eye detail colors. The AI beauty mode is especially for the females out there. It will make sure that your lipstick, eye shadow etc are enhanced with soft lightened in your selfie.
And it still offers pretty good network and connectivity for faster browsing, downloading, wired and wireless connection for transferring and receiving.
Xiaomi Redmi S2: Performance and Battery
Actually, the company deem it fit to make use of outdated but still valuable processor on the Redmi S2. And guess what, the processor does a great job at enhancing the Smartphone performance and keeping the battery life more alive.
It is powered by Snapdragon 625 along with 3+32GB and 4+64GB of RAM and internal storage, which can be expanded up to 256GB via micro sd card slot. So, don’t only get good performance on the mid-range but a choice of RAM and internal memory storage, to fit your lifestyle.
The handset runs on Android 8.1 Oreo-based the company’s MIUI 9.5 platform. The phone power house is pretty good and equipped for their user, comes with 3080mAh battery capacity, which charges at 5V 2A current.
Xiaomi Redmi S2: Pricing and Availability
The phone pricing and availability are quite different, this is due to the different variant. The 3+32GB version of the phone will be priced at 999 Yuan / $157 / N57k while the 4+64GB version at 1299 Yuan / $204 / N74k.
Officially, the Redmi S2 will go on sale on May 17 on major online stores like mi store, Suning Tesco, Tmall, and even via offline stores in China.