Xiaomi Redmi S2 with dual cameras gets certified on TENAA

Two new versions of the Xiaomi Redmi S2 have appeared on TENAA certification site.

By Vishal Kawadkar

    Xiaomi Redmi S2 has made an appearance on TENAA certification site. However, unlike the OnePlus 6, Redmi S2 comes with images. Two versions of the device, the Xiaomi M1803E6C, and M1803E6T surfaced with same specs.

    Xiaomi Redmi S2 with dual cameras gets certified on TENAA

    As shown, the Redmi S2 will sport a metal body. It will have a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel alongside a vertically assigned dual camera. The physical keys will be housed on the right side of the device, while the left side will have the SIM card slot.

    As for other specifications, the smartphone will flaunt a 5-.99-inch HD+ display with 1440 x 720 resolution. It will be backed by 2/3/4GB of RAM and 16/32/64GB of internal storage respectively. A 64-bit octa-core processor will power the smartphone, probably the Snapdragon 625. On the optics front, a 12MP + 5MP camera setup will be placed on the rear panel. For selfies, we might see a 16MP snapper up front.

    The device will run Android 8.1 Oreo and come pre-installed on the phone, along with Xiaomi's MIUI 9 skin. The phone will arrive in Black, Rose Gold, Gold, White, Blue, Red, Pink, Gray, and Silver color variants, according to TENAA. It will measure 160.73 x 77.26 x 8.1mm while weighing 170 grams. The Xiaomi Redmi S2 will see the light of day on May 10, if the company teaser is to be believed.

    Besides, Xiaomi has reportedly ordered big numbers from Taiwanese manufacturers and IT players such as Foxconn, Inventec, Largan Precision and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). A secret contract with TSMC details the Surge S2 chipset, that was rumored during this year's MWC but is yet to be announced.

    As per the reports, the new chipset will be based on TSMC's 16nm process and will have an octa-core design - four Cortex-A73 units, running at 2.2GHz and four Cortex-A53 ones, clocked at 1.8GHz. The reports also claim that there is no CDMA support in the Surge S2 spec sheet. Considering the spec sheet, this clearly isn't a flagship processor, but the suggested performance rating, it could prove to be a successful chipset.

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    The company also topped the Indian smartphone market. According to a new Canalys Research, Chinese smartphone Xiaomi shipped over 9 million units, giving it a market share of just over 31 percent, the highest ever for a vendor since Q1 2014.

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