The Xiaomi Redmi S2 was spotted on AliExpress before the official reveal. We’ve also seen the live photos and hands-on video published online. We knew it was launching soon as the device was spotted on TENAA. That meant a China launch but we also learned the device would launch in India as a new entry-level phone. The new budget phone from Xiaomi has launched officially last Friday and we’ve got details. The Xiaomi Redmi S2 is now ready with an affordable price and powerful specs.

The Xiaomi Redmi S2 features are as follows: a 5.99-inch fullscreen HD+ display, 18:9 aspect ratio, Snapdragon 625 processor, Adreno 506, 12MP and 5MP rear dual camera, 16MP selfie camera with LED light, face unlock, 3GB or 4GB RAM, 32GB or 64GB storage, dual SIM Slot and 1 MicroSD Slot, and MIUI 9 on top of Android. Color options include Champagne Gold, Rose Gold, and Silver.

Powering the Redmi S2 is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC. Xiaomi noted that it’s widely used by other Xiaomi phones. A 3080mah battery offers a full day of usage on a single charge. The phone may be a budget offering but this one comes with a dual 12MP and 5MP cameras with AI Smart Beauty. There’s a 16MP selfie camera with 4-in-1 camera sensor for low light situations and AI-based facial recognition feature.

Pricing is set at 999 CNY and 1299 CNY ($158 and $205).

SOURCE: MIUI