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Xiaomi Redmi S2 released - Snapdragon 625, dual rear cameras, $160

The Redmi S2. (Source: GSMArena)
The Redmi S2. (Source: GSMArena)
Xiaomi has unveiled its latest budget device, the Redmi S2. The S2 offers features like dual rear camera, EIS, and a Snapdragon 625...and comes with a US$160 base price tag. It could also be rebranded to be an Android One device in the near future.

Yesterday, Xiaomi announced the launch of its new budget device, the Redmi S2. The S2 will be the company's attempt at offering a device with all the bells and whistles at an extremely attractive price point. 

The Redmi S2 features a 5.99-inch HD+ display. That resolution is, perhaps, the device’s weakest point. It is powered by the Snapdragon 625, which, again, isn't the best SoC out there, and is quite annoying to see on a specifications sheet at this point. It is, however, a completely capable processor, and one that does it's job well, particularly in a budget device. 

Camera-wise, the S2 features a dual rear camera setup (12 MP + 5 MP), with EIS being a much-welcome feature. The selfie camera is an AI-assisted 16 MP sensor. 

The device has no NFC, and uses a Micro USB port—about par in this segment of the market. It's available in memory configurations of 3/32 GB and 4/64 GB. The former comes with a $160 price tag, while the latter will set you back $170 or so. 

The Redmi S2 gets its juice from a 3080 mAh battery, and runs on the Android 8.1-based MIUI 9, with Treble support making it even more attractive. 

While the specification sheet of the device isn't mind-blowing, it does offer a lot at the $160 price point. So much, in fact, that you'll be hard-pressed to find a device that offers a package anywhere near it at that price point. There's the Honor 7X and Nokia 6.1 but those cost over $40 more and it can be argued as to if they're actually better devices. 


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Ricci Rox, 2018-05-11 (Update: 2018-05-11)