The company has put the focus on the selfie camera with the Redmi S2, which features a 16MP front camera with pixel size of 2µm and AI-driven Portrait mode. The formal teaser doesn't reveal any details about the model but specifies that the handset will be the "best selfie smartphone".
Xiaomi has emerged as the leading smartphone vendor in India in terms of shipments for two consecutive quarters now, according to International Data Corporation's (IDC) latest tracker, published 14 May, for Q1 2018.
The Redmi S2 was announced last week and the new smartphone is being touted as a selfie king.
The teaser confirms that the soon to be launched smartphone will be a part of Redmi's Y series.
Selfie shots taken with the Redmi S2. The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 and Y1 Lite were launched in November and were the first "selfie-centric" devices from the company. On the design, it looks similar to the previously launched Redmi Note 5 Pro.
The Redmi S2 has a 3080mAh battery and comes in various colour options- Rose Gold, Champagne Gold, Platinum Silver. It is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor clocked at 2GHz and paired with Adreno 506 GPU, 3GB/4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB of inbuilt storage, which is expandable via a dedicated microSD card slot. The phone runs Android Oreo but has a layer of the company's proprietary MIUI 9 running on top. The smartphone flaunts a 5.99-inch HD+ display with a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels.
The Redmi S2 is a pretty compelling mid-range phone, and it's affordable too: the 32GB model with 3GB of RAM retails at only 999 Chinese yuan (about RM620), while the 64GB variant with 4GB of RAM goes for 1,299 yuan (approximately RM810). The dual camera setup consists of a 12MP primary camera and a 5MP secondary sensor working in combination.
Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, IR Blaster, 3.5mm audio jack, and a MicroUSB 2.0 port.