In India, we'll soon receive the new Redmi S2. There is also a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor on the device.
This is an entry-level device that will likely be very cheap to purchase judging by its specifications. Interestingly, this one will have the dual camera setup. Our guess is that Xiaomi will market the cameras heavily for this new device, though we can't say for sure until the company starts teasing the device through its official channels.
Folks from FunkyHuawei.club obtained firmware files of the device, which revealed information about the device. He has shared the files exclusively with XDA-Developers. This is the first dual-camera smartphone in the Redmi Note series.
According to gsmarena.com, Xiaomi Redmi S2 will boast of features like an 18:9 aspect ratio LCD display, with screen having a resolution of 1440×720 pixels.
The Redmi S2 will also be powered by a Snapdragon 625 chipset, used in the Redmi Note 5, and will run Android 8.1 Oreo, besides having 16 GB of storage on board with a microSD slot to expand the memory. Well, the company has kept its word as the phone, alongside the Redmi 3 Prime, is now receiving the stable ROM 9.5.2 over the air.
The camera is where this budget device has the most to offer. When it comes to imaging, the dual rear cameras comprise of a 12MP Sony IMX486 or 12MP OmniVision OV12A10 sensor with 5MP Samsung S5K5E8 plus the same 5MP Samsung sensor for the selfie shooter. The second module might feature a 5megapixel Samsung S5K5E8 sensor. As for camera features, there'll be EIS, Portrait Mode, and Face Unlock.
Since Xiaomi is hitting the budget segment from all angles possible, what does the Redmi S2 do others don't? This smartphone will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor. However, the device might be launched in higher variants.