Xiaomi has teased the launch of a new Redmi phone on June 7 in India through its social media channels in the country. There is no formal declaration but the company’s tagline -“The Best Selfie Smartphone”, suggests it to be the Redmi S2 that was announced in China last week.
However, chances are Xiaomi may rebrand the phone for the Indian market as the Redmi Y2, which will succeed last year Redmi Y1. The teaser comes one day ahead of Oppo’s Realme 1 launch, and no wonder Xiaomi is promoting it with #RealYou and #FindYourSelfie hashtag.
Every step in your life is defined by a selfie. Find yourself, #FindYourSelfie
The BEST selfie smartphone is arriving soon. pic.twitter.com/OeQaSAI4TZ
— Redmi India (@RedmiIndia) May 14, 2018
Xiaomi Redmi Y2 Features
The Redmi S2, that Xiaomi launched in China last week, is expected to be introduced as Redmi Y2 in India.
The major highlights of Redmi S2 aka Redmi Y2 IS its selfie camera – a 16MP shooter with soft LED flash and AI beauty. The handset includes a 5.99-inch full vision display, and Android Oreo-based MIUI 9.
The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 625 SoC, coupled with up to 4GB of RAM and up to 64GB storage space, which is expandable up to 256GB via microSD card. For photography, the Redmi Y2 boasts of dual (12MP+ 5MP) sensors.
The Redmi Y2 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.
Xiaomi Redmi Y2 Price and Availability [Expected]
The Xiaomi Redmi Y2 or Redmi S2 will be priced in the Indian market at a budget price. In China, the phone has been priced at 999 yuan (roughly to Rs. 10,560) for its 3GB RAM variant and 1299 yuan (roughly to Rs. 13,735) for the 4GB RAM variant. There, the phone is available for sale in Rose gold, Champagne Gold, and Platinum Silver color options.
Xiaomi Redmi S2 Specifications
|Display||5.99-inch (1440 × 720 pixels) HD+ 18:9 2.5D curved glass display with 1000:1 contrast ratio, 450 nits (Typ) Brightness, 70.8% NTSC color gamut|
|Processor||2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 506 GPU|
|Internal Storage||32GB/64GB internal memory, expandable up to 256GB|
|Software||Android 8.1 Oreo- MIUI 9|
|Primary Camera||12MP+5MP LED flash, PDAF, f/2.2aperture, EIS, Full HD recording|
|Secondary Camera||16MP front-facing camera with soft LED flash and AI beauty feature|
|Battery||3080mAh built-in battery|
|Others||Dual SIM, 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 5, GPS, USB Type-C, NFC, 3.5mm audio jack|
|Dimensions||160.73 × 77.26 × 8.1mm; 170g|
|Price||Starts at roughly Rs. 10,000 in China|