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Xiaomi Redmi S2 aka Redmi Y2 will be Amazon India exclusive

Xiaomi’s upcoming Redmi smartphone is highly expected to be Redmi Y2.

tech Updated: Jun 03, 2018 17:07 IST
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Xiaomi Redmi S2 launched in China last month.(Xiaomi)

Xiaomi will launch a new selfie-focused smartphone in India on June 7. The company has been teasing the launch of its new product launch with the tagline “Find Your Selfie” and emphasising on the letter ‘Y’. Although not confirmed, the smartphone is expected to be Redmi Y2, a successor to Redmi Y1, Xiaomi’s first selfie smartphone in India.

Xiaomi’s upcoming Redmi smartphone will be an Amazon exclusive device. The e-commerce platform has a dedicated page for the new phone with a ‘Notify Me’ option available for interested consumers. Amazon’s teasers give away quite a few details about the new phone. The highlight of the phone will be its 16-megapixel selfie camera along with an LED selfie light.

The smartphone has also been teased to feature a dual-camera setup, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor powering it. Amazon further reveals the Redmi smartphone housing a circular fingerprint sensor at the rear.

Xiaomi’s selfie smartphone Redmi Y1 made its India debut last year.

The smartphone was first launched in China as Redmi S1 which was later rebranded for the Indian market. Xiaomi launched Redmi S2, successor to Redmi S1 in China last month. Going by this pattern, Xiaomi will possibly launch Redmi S2 in India as ‘Redmi Y2’ on June 7.

Xiaomi Redmi S2 (Redmi Y2) specifications

Details gathered by Xiaomi’s teasers are similar to Redmi S2 which further supports the claim. Xiaomi Redmi S2 features a 5.99-inch HD+ LCD display. Under the hood of the smartphone runs Qualcomm’s mid-range Snapdragon 625 processor. Redmi S2 comes in two variants of 3GB RAM plus 32GB storage and 4GB RAM plus 64GB storage.

Redmi S2 also sports a 16-megapixel selfie camera which comes with AI-powered beautification features. There’s a dual-camera setup at the rear which comprises of a 12-megapixel and a 5-megapixel sensor.

On the software front, Redmi S2 runs Android Oreo based MIUI 9.5. Xiaomi’s popular budget smartphones still run on the older Android Nougat OS. It would be refreshing to see this phone launch with Android Oreo out-of-the-box. Keeping the smartphone ticking is a 3,080mAh battery.

First Published: Jun 03, 2018 17:04 IST