Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone maker, generally known for its mid-range and budget smartphones is expected to come up with another device named Xiaomi Redmi S2 in the budget segment. The information has surfaced via firmware files obtained by @FunkyHuawei and FunkyHuawei.club, shared exclusively with XDA-Developers. The leaks indicate that Xiaomi is planning to launch a camera-centric smartphone in the budget range.
Just like the recently launched Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Redmi 5 Plus, Redmi S2 is expected to come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor. The device runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI9. It will feature an almost bezel-less 1440 x 720 LCD display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The display will support HD+ resolution. The firmware files also indicate the availability of a microSD card slot for memory expansion. RAM size will be determined by the official TENAA listing. The Redmi S2 packs a 3,080mAh battery which when coupled with the Snapdragon 625 and optimizations introduced in Android Oreo should last a full day on a single charge.
In the camera department, the leaks indicate a dual rear camera setup. The rear section will either have the 12MP Sony IMX486 or the 12MP OmniVision OV12A10 sensor as the primary sensor. The secondary sensor is expected to be the 5MP Samsung S5K5E8 sensor. Some of the various features that the Redmi S2 will provide on the rear camera setup are the EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization) and the portrait mode. The front camera setup will support the face unlock feature. There has been no news on the presence of a fingerprint scanner on the Redmi S2.
The firmware files explicitly reveal that there will be Indian and Chinese variants of the device. Xiaomi is gearing up for a launch event on April 25, 2018, where the Mi 6X smartphone is expected to launch. There might not be a separate launch event for the Redmi S2. There has been no official information regarding the Redmi S2 by Xiaomi yet.