Announcement Xiaomi Redmi S2: budgetary with an "intelligent" self-camera and a screen 18: 9

By: Bohdan Chub | 10.05.2018, 11:51
Announcement Xiaomi Redmi S2: budgetary with an "intelligent" self-camera and a screen 18: 9

Xiaomi introduced in China an inexpensive smartphone Redmi S2. This is the first model of the new S-series, aimed at lovers of Selfie.

What do we have here?


Xiaomi Redmi S2 is enclosed in a plastic case "under the metal" with decorative stripes. Almost the entire front panel is occupied by 5.99-inch display with an aspect ratio of 18: 9 and HD-resolution of 1440x720 pixels, although for such a diagonal it would be better for a Full HD-panel. Inside, the eight-core chipset Snapdragon 625 is used. RAM 3 or 4 gigabytes, built-in - 32 or 64 gigabytes, respectively. Supports microSD cards up to 256 gigabytes, thanks to a separate slot, the user does not have to choose between an additional volume and a second SIM-card.

Now to the main chip of the device - the cameras. The front 16-megapixel module uses artificial intelligence to programmatically blur the background in portrait mode. There are also customary functions for Chinese devices to improve selfi. In poor lighting, the camera combines four pixels into one large pixel with an equivalent size of 2 microns to enhance the quality of the photo.


On the back there is a double chamber. The main 12-megapixel module with pixels 1.25 micron in size is identical in characteristics to the matrix in the flagship Xiaomi Mi 6 (Sony IMX386), but the optics are not as fast as f / 2.2. The second 5-megapixel module is used for the bokeh effect. Artificial intelligence functions are also available for the back camera of the smartphone.

The novelty has received the accumulator capacity of 3080 mAh with support of charging 5В / 2А through port Micro USB. On the top there is a 3.5-mm headphone jack and an infrared port. Wi-Fi 5 GHz is not supported, NFC, as usual, no. Declared the function of unlocking the face, you can use a fingerprint scanner. There are three colors of the case:

When and how much?

In China Xiaomi Redmi S2 will go on sale on May 17 at a price of about $ 157 for the base model, and the 4/64 version costs $ 205. The main competitors of the gadget are numerous self-smartphones Oppo and Vivo . In its segment, the Xiaomi model is one of the most affordable.

Those who do not pursue fashionable blur functions in the photo, it's worth looking at another budgetary in the company's lineup - Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus. At the same starting price, it has a better screen, a more powerful battery, a metal back cover and a dual-band Wi-Fi module.

Source: Xiaomi