Having launched the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro in India back in February, Xiaomi is now all set to launch its next smartphone in the country. The company has posted a teaser video on the official Redmi India Twitter account, suggesting that it will launch a new selfie-focused handset on June 7 in New Delhi.
Every step in your life is defined by a selfie. Find yourself, #FindYourSelfie
The BEST selfie smartphone is arriving soon. pic.twitter.com/OeQaSAI4TZ
— Redmi India – #RedmiSmartBand is here! (@RedmiIndia) May 14, 2018
Although there’s no official word from the company about which exact device it plans to announce on the given day, online speculations seem to suggest that it will be the Redmi S2 mid-ranger that was launched in China last week. The device, however, is expected to be marketed in the country as part of the company’s Redmi Y-series, which was introduced last year.
Online chatter suggests that the upcoming smartphone might be launched in the country as the Redmi Y2, although, there’s no official confirmation from the company on that front just yet. There’s also no word on pricing or availability, but all that will probably be revealed once the product is announced in the country officially. Beebom had earlier reported that the Redmi S2 will launch in India as an Android One device.
Mi Fans! BEST selfie phone is coming soon!
We moved to our uber-cool new office & I cannot stop taking selfies. Every new step is defined by a selfie!
— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) May 14, 2018
As a quick refresher, the Xiaomi Redmi S2 features a 5.99 display panel with an 18:9 aspect ratio and HD+ resolution (1440 x 720 pixels). It is powered by the Snapdragon 625 SoC, and is offered in two different versions – one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage and another, with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
The device sports a dual-camera setup on the back, including a 12MP primary sensor and a 5MP secondary sensor. The much talked-about selfie-cam on the front comes with a 16MP sensor, and is accompanied by an AI-based ‘Beauty Mode’. In China, the base 3GB+32GB model has been priced at 999 yuan (around Rs. 10,600), while the 4GB+64GB model is available for 1,299 yuan (around Rs. 13,800).