Xiaomi India sends out media invites for June 7 event; Redmi S2 launch likely

Xiaomi could launch the Redmi S2 as the Redmi Y2 in the Indian market.

  • Published: May 24, 2018 2:41 PM IST
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Xiaomi India has sent out media invites for a launch event in New Delhi on June 7. This date is in line with the various teasers we have recently come across on the company’s social media channels. It is widely expected that Xiaomi will launch the Redmi S2 smartphone at the launch event.

The media invite doesn’t really reveal much except details about the launch event date, time, and venue. There is a picture at the center depicts a smartphone camera that is backed up by Artificial Intelligence (AI) chops. The Redmi S2, which launched in China earlier this month, has its AI-powered selfie camera as one of its highlights. The AI helps in clicking better selfies with bokeh effect, and add the proper beauty filters.

Going by the teasers, the Redmi S2 could be rebranded as the Redmi Y2 for the Indian market. Xiaomi introduced the new Redmi Y series earlier this year with the Redmi Y1. It is essentially an affordable device for the selfie conscious crowd.

Xiaomi Redmi S2 specifications, features

To recap the Xiaomi Redmi S2’s specifications and features. The smartphone flaunts a 5.99-inch HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core SoC. Xiaomi launched two variants in China – 32GB+3GB RAM and 64GB+4GB RAM. It will be interesting to see if both variants make it to our shores.

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The rest of the features include a dual-camera setup (12-megapixel+5-megapixel) at the back, 3,080mAh battery, fingerprint sensor and face unlock feature, and connectivity options such as 4G VoLTE support, dual-SIM card slots, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. On the software front, the device runs Android 8.0 Oreo OS with MIUI 9 skin on top.

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  • Published Date: May 24, 2018 2:41 PM IST