Xiaomi Redmi S2 specs and price on Lazada via Revu Philippines

Xiaomi Redmi S2 launched in PH after China; priced at P7,990 ($153)

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Xiaomi calls the Redmi S2 “the best Redmi phone for selfies.” And luckily for consumers in this selfie-crazy country, Xiaomi chose the Philippines as the first market outside of China to launch it, just as we predicted last week.

The Xiaomi Redmi S2 boasts a 16-megapixel front camera sensor with 2μm pixel size and an LED flash that mimics natural light, making it ideal for low-light conditions. It’s artificial intelligence-assisted, and AI Portrait and Beauty modes are standard.

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The technology is advanced enough to detect which areas to blur, according to the company. That means even if your hand is near your hair when a selfie is taken, the system will not blur your hand. In Beauty mode, the system will focus on your makeup to make it pop.

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At the rear is a 12-megapixel camera with 1.25μm pixel size paired with a 5-megapixel one for depth effect. Below the vertically arranged dual-rear-camera system is a fingerprint sensor that you can use to unlock the Xiaomi Redmi S2 if you don’t want to enable facial recognition.

The device’s screen measures 5.99 inches and is on-trend with its tall, 18:9 aspect ratio. It comes with a 3,080mAh battery and will ship with Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 9.0 out of the box.

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Underneath the hood is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625, the same processor you’ll find in the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus (also known as the Redmi Note 5 in India). The chip is paired with 3GB and 4G of RAM and 32GB and 64GB of internal storage. The former will become available on Lazada Philippines starting June 4 with an attractive P7,990 ($153) price tag.

The Xiaomi Redmi S2 with 3GB and 32GB and 64GB of internal storage will become available on Lazada Philippines starting June 4 with an attractive price tag of P7,990 ($153).

  • 5.99-inch 18:9 HD+ display, 1,440 × 720 pixels
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • Adreno 506 GPU
  • 3GB/4GB RAM
  • 32GB/64GB of expandable memory
  • 12-megapixel rear camera with 1.25-micron pixel sensor, 5-megapixel camera
  • 16-megapixel front camera with 2.0-micron pixel sensor
  • 4G LTE
  • Dual SIM
  • Rear-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • MicroUSB 2.0
  • MIUI 9.0 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
  • 3,080mAh battery

Main image via MIUI and gallery images via Svet Androida

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has 22 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took time off journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy with her babies, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.