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Xiaomi Redmi S2’s selfie capabilities teased ahead of May 10 launch

Xiaomi claims that the Redmi S2 will be the best Redmi phone for clicking selfies.

  • Published: May 8, 2018 9:49 AM IST
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Xiaomi is set to launch the Redmi S2 smartphone in China later this week, and there seems to be no stopping the leaks and teasers. The latest in line is a teaser poster by Xiaomi hinting at the upcoming smartphone’s selfie photo shooting capabilities.

The teaser by Xiaomi (spotted by Gizmochina) claims that the Redmi S2 will be the best Redmi smartphone for shooting selfies. Earlier leaks have hinted at the upcoming smartphone featuring a 16-megapixel selfie camera with Samsung’s S5K3P8SP sensor. The front camera will no doubt be assisted by Artificial Intelligence (AI) to boost the quality of the selfies.

There is likely to be an AI-assisted Portrait mode wherein the front camera will be able to shoot selfies with bokeh effects. In other words, you will stand out against a blurred background. Other speculated features includes an AI-assisted beauty mode, and AI face recognition.


At the back, it’s been confirmed that the Redmi S2 will boast a dual-camera setup vertically stacked at the top-left corner. The setup is expected to include a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. The camera is again expected to boast some AI-assisted features like beauty and portrait modes.

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The Xiaomi Redmi S2 has been spotted on a Chinese e-commerce site ahead of an official launch. The listing all but confirmed most of the smartphone’s specifications and features.

Xiaomi Redmi S2 rumored specifications, features

Based on what we have come across so far, the Redmi S2 will feature a 5.99-inch IPS LCD HD+ (720×1440 pixels) display. It will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core SoC paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage. There have also been reports about a second variant featuring 64GB storage and 4GB of RAM.

The rest of the rumored features include a 3,080mAh battery, fingerprint sensor, and connectivity options like dual-SIM card slots, microSD card slot, 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. On the software front, the device is expected to run Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box with MIUI 9.5 on top.

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  • Published Date: May 8, 2018 9:49 AM IST