Xiaomi Redmi S2 timeline covers all the news, leaks, rumors, speculations, features, price, release date and specifications till the final launch of smartphone in India. Chinese mobile maker is offering back to back smartphones this year and that includes Redmi Note 5, Mi Mix 2s and Redmi Note 5 Pro. Now, it is time for Redmi S2, which has surfaced on the web recently. This page will be updated regularly with all the developments taking place, so as to keep yourself updated regarding upcoming Xiaomi phone, better to save or bookmark this page. Before we start, have a look at the Mi A2 (Mi 6X) timeline.
Xiaomi Redmi S2 will be a budget phone and coming to India soon | Date : 18th April, 2018
The handset emerged first time on the web, revealing major specifications and price segment. According to a report published by XDA Developers team (they dig into the firmware files), Redmi S2 will sport a HD+ display (size is not known) with 18:9 aspect ratio and 720 x 1440 pixels screen resolution. It is suggested to be powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, the chipset earlier seen on Mi A1 and Mi Max 2.
The same report revealed that smartphone might come into various variants, one variant will include 16GB internal storage. No details are available about RAM. The Redmi S2 is tipped to feature dual camera setup on the rear panel packing 12 megapixel Sony IMX486 sensor or 12 megapixel OmniVision OV12A10 sensor + 5 megapixel Samsung S5K5E8. It is also said to sport 5 megapixel Samsung S5K5E8 on the front panel. The upcoming smartphone will boast the presence of portrait mode and facial unlock feature, as per the report. It might include a 3080mAh capacity battery and should run Android Oreo on the top.
Xiaomi Redmi S2 hit TENNA certification revealing design and specifications | Date : 22nd April, 2018
The smartphone just spotted at TENNA certification site with model number M1803E6E, hinting a nearby launch. The listing confirmed the design of Redmi S2 and several important configurations. According to the listing, it will come with 5.99-inch HD+ TFT display (1440 x 720 pixels) with trending 18:9 aspect ratio. It will be powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor clocked at 2GHz speed paired with Adreno 506 GPU.
Image credits : TENNA
The Redmi S2 should come in several memory variants including 2GB/16GB, 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB, as per the listing. It will sport a dual camera on the back side 12MP + 8MP. It is tipped to run Android 8.1 Oreo. It measures 160.73 × 77.26 × 8.1 mm and weighs at 170 grams. The same listing suggests that Redmi S2 will be available in Black, rose gold, gold, white, blue, red, pink, gray, silver colour options. The images shows similar design to Redmi Note 5 Pro.
Xiaomi Redmi S2 appeared in High resolution images and receives 3C certification | Date : 27 April, 2018
The upcoming Xiaomi smartphones recently spotted at China’s 3C certification website, a certificate which is mandatory for any new phone to hit stores. However, listing does not confirm any of the details.
Along side, Redmi S2 was seen in live HD photos through a report published at Czech publication SvetAndroida. The report claims that it will feature 16 megapixel selfie shooter alongwith dual camera (12MP + 5MP) on the rear panel. Other features remains same as stated above. The report confirms that Redmi S2 might bear a price tag of CNY 999 (roughly Rs.10,570). Let’s have a look at the HD photos shared by the publication.
Xiaomi Redmi S2 officially confirmed to launch on 10th May | Date : 3 May, 2018
First a leaked teaser image showing a large ‘S’ drawn in red and blue colour, hinting at Red and Blue colour variants of the phone. Following that, company made an official announcement for the launch event of upcoming Redmi S2 on 10th May, 2018. This is the first time, company has tipped something official about the phone. It is sure to release in China and likely to reach India very soon.
Xiaomi Redmi S2 Price revealed, more information about phone on the cards | Date : 8th May, 2018
In a report published by MyDrivers, the assumptions are made regarding the handset. The report claims that Redmi S2 price in China will be around CNY 1,000 (approx. Rs.10,670). However, they did not specify which memory variant suits this price tag.
On the other hand, Redmi S2 got listed on AliXpress outing all the details of smartphone along with pricing details. It is suggested that handset will have a dedicated microSD card slot instead of hybrid ones seen on previous Xiaomi mobile phones in India. The listing claims that phone will come with 5.99-inch HD+ (720 x 1440 pixels) display, octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset, 16-megapixel front camera sensor, vertical dual rear camera setup, and a 3080mAh battery along with fingerprint sensor on the rear panel.
Xiaomi Redmi S2 teasers | Credit : Weibo
Coming to official news, Xiaomi took the promotional compaign with leaps and bounds, outing a bunch of teaser posters ahead of the launch. The first teaser of Redmi S2 claims that it will the best selfie smartphone company has ever produced. Poster shows smartphone from front side, offering large camera sensors and minimal bezels display with 18:9 aspect ratio. Second teaser poster claims that phone will sport a 16 mega-pixel selfie camera with Auto HDR feature (helps to click better pictures in bright sunlight). Third poster further stress on its selfie taking capabilities claiming presence of AI portrait mode as well as AI-based beautification features.
Xiaomi Redmi S2 Launched in China – Know final specifications, price and availability | Date : 10th May, 2018
Amid a series of leaks and speculations, Xiaomi has finally launched the budget smartphone, Redmi S2 in China in collaboration with Suning.com. The major highlight of the launch happens to be the packing of 16 megapixel front camera sensor with 2 micron pixel size lens powered with artificial intelligence.
The Redmi S2 bears a vertically stacked dual rear camera featuring 12 megapixel as primary sensor and 5 megapixel as secondary sensor. The dual camera comes with f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, AI portrait mode, LED flash, facial recognition and HDR. On the front panel, it has a large 2 micron pixels lens (merging four pixels into one) with 16 megapixel quality for taking selfies. Company touted Redmi S2 to be the Xiaomi’s best selfie phone as it comes with AI Portrait Mode, AI Smart Beauty, Front HDR, and Face Unlock feature.
The Xiaomi Redmi S2 boasts a 5.99-inches HD+ IPS LCD display with 70.8% NTSC colour gamut, 720 x 1440 pixels and 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered with Snapdragon 625 octa-core chipset clocked at maximum speed of 2GHz. It comes in two memory variants packing 3GB RAM coupled with 32GB internal storage on the first and 4GB RAM and 64GB inbuilt storage for the second. Internal storage can be boosted up to 256GB with help of microSD card to be put into dedicated slot present on Redmi S2.
Redmi S2 runs MIUI 9.5 based on Android 8.1 Oreo and supports Dual SIMs. It is charged up by a 3080mAh battery supported with 5V/2A 10W charging. Fingerprint sensor is mounted on the rear panel. Connectivity features includes Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth v4.2, microUSB 2.0, 3.5-mm headphone jack, infrared, FM Radio and A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS. It measures 160.7 x 77.3 x 8.1 mm in terms of dimensions and weighs at 170g.
The Xiaomi Redmi S2 price is set at CNY 999 (approx Rs. 10,599) for the 3GB/32GB variant and CNY 1,299 (approx Rs. 13,699) for 4GB/64GB version. It will be available in first sale on 17th May on Suning.com in China in Rose Gold, Champagne Gold, Platinum Silver colour options.
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