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Xiaomi Redmi S2 now official: The cheapest dual camera phone

Dual-camera technology has quickly filtered down to cheaper smartphones, hitting entry-level devices too. The Xiaomi Redmi S2 is the latest budget phone with dual cameras. The handset sports a 12MP and 5MP dual camera on the back, enabling portrait mode shots. Selfie duties are handled by a 16MP snapper with pixel-binning tech for better pub selfies. The front-facing camera also takes care of facial recognition, if you don’t care for the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.




Redmi S2 was launched in China on Thursday, the company’s first smartphone in its Redmi S-Series. The biggest highlight of Redmi S2 is its front-facing camera, which sports a 16-megapixel sensor with 2-micron pixels. This, combined with AI-based beautification features, makes it the ‘best Redmi selfie phone’ ever, the company said. Other highlights include a dual rear camera setup, an 18:9 display, iPhone-style antenna lines, the Xiao Ai voice assistant, a Face Unlock feature, and the Snapdragon 625 SoC at its price point. The Redmi S2 was launched in collaboration with retailer Suning.com.

LAUNCH Announced 2018, May
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, May 17th

 

DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.99 inches, 92.6 cm2 (~74.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~269 ppi density)
– MIUI 9.5




PLATFORM OS Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625
CPU Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53

 

MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal 64 GB, 4 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM

 

CAMERA Primary Dual: 12 MP (f/2.2, 1.25μm, PDAF) + 5 MP, gyro-EIS, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
Secondary 16 MP (2.0µm), HDR, LED flash

 

BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po 3080 mAh battery




MISC Colors Rose Gold, Champagne Gold, Platinum Silver
Price About 150 EUR

 

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