Xiaomi is receiving more and more recognition on the smartphone market. The Redmi Note 5 is the best smartphone from Xiaomi at the moment, but if you are looking for something more affordable you should know that Xiaomi introduced the Redmi S2.
According to those that have tried the phone, Redmi S2 is quite similar to the Redmi 5 Plus, although it is less powerful, and there are some differences when it comes to the battery and the display. However, the Redmi S2 is superior when you compare the cameras.
If you want a budget smartphone that has a dual camera setup, then this device should be ideal for you. In this article, we will take a look at some of its most important characteristics, including the design, specifications, display and more.
Then we will move on to the latest Xiaomi European product lineup leaks, so you can see what the future holds. You should know that reports indicate the fact that we will receive many new series, including Mi 7 Lite, Mi Mix 3s and Redmi 6.
If you loved the Mi 6X, the good news is that Redmi S2 looks quite similar. That is because its dual camera is vertically mounted and the body of the device is smooth and seamless, made out of metal. The display is also quite impressive. The Redmi S2 has a 5.99-inch IPS LCD display that has a bezel-less look. Thanks to this design, the device is also more compact, which makes it look more elegant.
The dual-camera setup
Obviously, the best part about this smartphone are the cameras. If you are a selfie fan, then the front camera should make you happy as it has 16 MP, and it combines 4 nearby pixels in order to create a larger 2-micron pixel size. Thanks to this, the camera will have a better performance when it comes to low light.
You should know that the front camera can be also used to face unlock your phone, and Redmi S2 also comes with AI-assisted beautification which should help you with your selfies. If we move to the rear we can see that there is a 12 MP f/2.2 main camera that comes with 1.25-micron pixels, and there is an additional 5 MP secondary camera that can be used for bokeh effects. The camera also has a dual-tone dual-LED flash and phase detection autofocus.
The box comes with a standard 5V2A power brick and the device has a smaller 3.080 mAh battery that can be charged using the micro USB. You should also know that Redmi S2 comes with a triple-slot SIM tray that will allow you to use a microSD card and two SIMs at the same time.
When it comes to the software, the Redmi S2 has Android 8.1 Oreo OS and MIUI 9.5 customization. Thanks to the MIUI 9.5, users will receive plenty of bonus features, such as apps locker, dual apps, calendar that has Indian holidays, remote app with support for Indian appliances, special themes, Wi-Fi password sharing, messages app that is able to highlight OTPs and filter out spam, and many other features.
The Redmi S2 is already available for Chinese customers. You can choose between different colors, such as Champagne Gold, Silver and Rose Gold. The starting price is 999 CNY if you want the 3 GB RAM + 32 GB option. For the 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage variant you will have to pay 1,299 CNY.
Upcoming Xiaomi releases
An EEC certificate provided some important information when it comes to the next Xiaomi releases. It is no secret that the Chinese company is expanding quickly on the European market and the reports seem to confirm that.
The brand is targeting France and Italy next and the certificate found on the Eurasia Economic Commission proves that numerous devices, such as The Raw Feeding Veterinary Society. The first one that will be released is the Mi 7 which will come out on May 23. It appears that Xiaomi is also planning to release an alternative for it. This one will be more accessible and it will be known as the Mi 7 Lite.
According to the certificate, we might also see Xiaomi Mi Mix 3s. The Mi lineup receives a lot of attention from Xiaomi, as it appears that we will receive new generations of a new lineup. The names that were mentioned were Mi S1 and Mi S2, as well as Mi S3.
Redmi is another name that was mentioned and it appears that we will receive plenty of Redmi devices, including the Redmi A1 and Redmi A2, but also a device that will follow the current Redmi 5 smartphone. This means that we can expect the Redmi Note 6, Redmi Note 6A, Redmi Note 6A Prime, Redmi Note 6 Prime, Redmi 6 Plus, and Redmi 6A Plus.
You should know that not all these devices will come out this year, as the Eurasia Economic Commission filling remains effective until the end of 2023. We can expect the Redmi 6 series by the end of this year, and the Mi Mix 3s should be the next ones to come. You should also know that this year might bring the Mi 7 Lite and even a Mi-S branded device.