Xiaomi VP Confirms Redmi S2 Is Heading To India On June 7

Xiaomi Redmi S2 likely to launch in India as Redmi Y2 on June 7

Xiaomi Redmi S2 likely to launch in India as Redmi Y2 on June 7

The mobile includes a 16-megapixel AI front camera, with a LED flash, and Xiaomi claims it is fit for catching the best selfies in its value run.

Oppo is all set to launch its first affordable smartphone the Realme 1 under the banner "Realme" to compete against the Redmi series from Xiaomi. "Find yourself, #FindYourSelfie... The BEST selfie smartphone is arriving soon".

Xiaomi has launched the Redmi S2 at a starting price of CNY 999 (roughly Rs 10,559) for the base 3GB RAM and 32GB storage version, going all the way to CNY 1299 (roughly Rs 13,730) for the top-end version with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.

Indian smartphone market is expected to continue to show double digit growth in 2018, on the back of popularity of budget phones and vendors increasing their focus to make phones as well as high value components locally despite pressure on margins, said analysts at International Data Corporation (IDC) India. Xiaomi India tweeted about a Smartphone launch for June 7 in New Delhi, and it is relied upon to be the Redmi S2.

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The teaser confirms that the soon to be launched smartphone will be a part of Redmi's Y series. To recall, the brand introduced its Redmi Y1 and Y1 Lite in India with the highlighted features being the selfie camera. Now, whether Xiaomi calls the phone Redmi Y2 in India is what we will have to wait and see. After the Redmi 5, Redmi 5A and the Redmi Note 5, the Redmi S2 will try to impress the average consumer.

The device is powered by Snapdragon 625 which can still be spotted on various Xiaomi devices selling in India, including the Redmi Note 5.

Let's talk about the device's specifications, 5.9 9-inch HD + display phone with 18: 9 aspect ratio. Behind the device, there is a dual camera setup with 12 MP + 5 MP sensors which are vertically arranged and allow the phone to take photos. The Redmi S2 comes in Rose gold, Champagne Gold, and Platinum Silver color options. There are two storage options - 32GB and 64GB - that both are expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB) via a dedicated slot. The Redmi S2 also has 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack, and Micro-USB port and packs a 3080mAh battery.

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