Xiaomi Redmi S2 Launched: An Affordable Phone with Dual Camera
Yesterday (May 10) Xiaomi revealed its Redmi S2 in a launch event in China. Before this, the device was featured in numerous leaked live photos and hands-on video. The fact that this device is placed well below in terms of cost for a higher spec, shows its potential for being the best budget device out there.
Xiaomi opted for an 18:9 aspect ratio with 5.99″ HD+ resolution for the display screen. Taking a different route Xiaomi has added no capacitive buttons on the front of this device. The fingerprint scanner as usual nicely fits on the back of the device.
Going into the specs the device is equipped with the Snapdragon 625 processor and comes in two variant: 3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage and 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage. For extra storage, the device features a slot for microSD card which also holds two SIM cards. The device will run on MIUI9 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo. The metal frame and metal body makes the device look and feel premium.
In the Camera department, this device features a 12MP + 5MP dual -camera setup on the rear. Additionally, the rear camera has capabilities like phase-detection auto-focus, EIS (electronic image stabilization) and features AI (Artificial Intelligence) algorithm for object and scene recognition. This AI algorithm applies the best camera setting for clear and better-looking shot according to the condition. The front camera has a 16-megapixel sensor which is also supported with AI for the beautification feature.
For backup power, this device features a 3,080 mAh battery. The pricing on the device starts from CNY 999 (~NPR 17,000) for 3GB+32GB version and goes up to CNY 1,299 (~NPR 22,117) for 4GB + 64GB version.
With the given specs for the price, this device will bode very well for the thriving community of people who opt for budget devices. Tell us what you think about the Redmi S2. How well do you think this device is going to do if brought into the Nepali market? Tell us more in the comment section below.