Xiaomi has a launch event already scheduled for the 25th of this month, and while the Xiaomi Mi 6X has been confirmed to be the major highlight of the event, latest reports suggest we might be seeing a separate device on the said date. The report which first emanated from the guys over at XDA developers suggests that Xiaomi is prepping a budget phone, likely the Xiaomi REDMI S2 with an 18:9 screen and a dual camera for the Chinese and the Indian market.
As per the report on XDA developers citing leaked firmware files for the device, the Xiaomi Redmi S2 will be marketed in India and China as a budget camera-centric phone with dual rear cameras and Face Unlock feature as its major talking points.
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Speaking of the Redmi S2 expected specs, the leaked files have it that the device will come with an unknown display size with thin side bezels with the trendy 18:9 aspect ratio and HD+ resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels. The firmware has it that the device will be fueled by a chipset listed as the MSM8953, which is probably the same Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 64-bit octa-core processor found in the Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 pro. The RAM size wasn’t mentioned, but it does reveal the device will come with 16GB of storage, will boot Android 8.1 Oreo OS out of the box, while it will be powered by a 3,080 mAh battery.
As for its biggest talking point, the Redmi S2 is tipped to come with a 12 MP + 5 MP rear camera combo, with either Sony’s IMX486 sensor or the OmniVision OV12A10 sensor, while a 5-megapixel camera will with Samsung’s 5MP S5K5E8 sensor will sit right above the display. EIS, Portrait Mode, and Face Unlock are some of the camera features mentioned in the leaked files.
The device as per the leaked files is expected to be launched only in India and China, but it is not impossible to see the device launched in more markets.
Please, for the love of progress, let 625 die already. Yes, great chipset, but there are so many better, newer versions of it. Why not 630 for example, even 626 ? Did xiaomi literally bought all the 625 that were ever made ? Geez.
Seems like it. They exploited volume discount of 625er.