Xiaomi Redmi S2 is Bezel-less with AI 16MP Selfie Camera

Xiaomi Redmi S2 has officially been launched by the company in China today. The device looks like a more attractive version of the Redmi Note 5 Pro. Like most midrange smartphones from the company, it houses the Snapdragon 625 chipset.

Xiaomi Redmi S2

As far as specs go, it runs on Android 8.1 Oreo, there’s a 64GB storage and 4GB RAM variant with octa-core processor. Another attractive feature, is the AI powered 16MP selfie camera which should be more productive than the 16MP selfie camera on the Redmi 5A Prime we tested here. Lets see what else the Redmi S2 has to offer.

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Xiaomi Redmi S2

Definitely the most attractive midrange smartphone from Xiaomi thus far, the dual curved antenna lines on this baby is out of this world. The aluminium alloy body comes in three attractive colors that will win your heart over. Of course, there’s a fingerprint scanner at the rear that unlocks the device in 0.1s.

Xiaomi Redmi S2

The Redmi S2 ships with the same iPhone X-like dual shooters we saw on the Redmi Note 5 Pro. At the bottom corner, the MI traditional logo can be seen. Turning over to the sides, it measures just 8.1mm slim and weighs 170g, making it light to hold and flaunt.

Xiaomi Redmi S2

It’s available in three premium colors, Rose Gold, Champagne Gold and Platinum Silver.


Xiaomi Redmi S2

Looking like the Redmi 5 Plus from the front, the bezel-less display is her to stay in Xiaomi’s Redmi series. The bottom bezel is vacant and a little too bulky, while BV the top is busy housing the usual features. Overall, the screen is very attractive, but lets get into the details.

Xiaomi Redmi S2

The 5.99-inch HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen is absolutely stunning with clear details. It has a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels and 269 pixel per inch density for standard visuals. Apart from dishing out an 18:9 aspect ratio, the screen stretches up to 74.5% screen to body ratio.

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Hardware and Software

As expected, it houses the Snapdragon 625 chip from Qualcomm with Octa-core processor and 64-bit CPU architecture. The 8-Cores of processor here clocks at an impressive speed of 2.0GHz with 14nm process technology. Taking care of graphics is the Adreno 506 graphics processor.

There are two versions in terms of RAM and storage space, there’s one with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage space. While the cheaper variant boasts of 3GB RAM and 32GB storage capacity. The RAM space reaches a memory speed of over 1GHz, while both storage space can be upgraded to 256GB. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9.5.


The dual 12MP + 5MP rear shooters are perfect for all your photography needs. The 12MP shooter comes with f/2.2 aperture, 1.25μm pixel size and PDAF. Both camera has gyro-EIS, phase detection autofocus and a LED flash as well. There’s also geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR and others. Videos of 1080 pixels can be recorded at 30 frames per second. While the AI powered 16MP selfie camera has f/2.0 aperture with HDR and a soft LED flash as well.

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Powering the Xiaomi Redmi S2 is a 3080mAh non-removable Li-Po battery with fast charging technology. With the fast charging feature, it shouldn’t take up to 2 hours to fully charge up the battery from 0% to 100%.


Xiaomi Redmi S2 Full Technical Specifications


Device Type Smartphone
Model Xiaomi Redmi S2
Announced May, 2018
Released May, 2018
Status Available on Shopping stores


2G Network 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G Network WCDMA – B1 2100MHz / B8 900 MHz
4G Network LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
SIM Type

Nano + Nano

SIM Count Dual SIM


Type Aluminium
Dimensions 160.7 x 77.3 x 8.1 mm
Weight 170g
Protection Yes
Colours Rose Gold, Champagne Gold, Platinum Silver


Display Type HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.99-inch
Resolution 720 x 1440 pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density 269ppi
Screen-To-Body Ratio 74.5%
Touch Screen Yes
Protection Yes
Features Multi-touch, Scratch Resistant
Secondary Display No


12MP + 5MP
Continuous shooting 
Digital zoom 
Exposure compensation 
Face detection 
ISO settings 
Scene mode 
Touch focus 
White balance settings
Yes, LED
16MP with LED


Android 8.1 Oreo
MIUI 9.5
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes


Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625
CPU Octa-core 2.0GHz
GPU Adreno 506
Internal Storage 64GB/32GB
Yes, up to 256GB

Fingerprint (Rear)
Ambient Light
Gyroscope, Compass

Controls Touchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key


Infrared No
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Yes, microUSB
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
Facial Identification No


Battery Type Li-Po Battery
Capacity 3080mAh
Placement Non-removable
Fast Charging Yes
Talk Time
Music Play


Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Vibration, Ringtones


Other Features

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

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