Xiaomi Redmi S2 – Could this be the new sub-10k gladiator?
Xiaomi Redmi S2 – The Affordable Warrior is Coming!
Xiaomi is celebrating its four year anniversary in India this month and they clearly deserve the success. Xiaomi’s success is not only for them but for their consumers as well. Since they are enjoying high-end specifications at the relatively affordable price when compared to incumbent players. Continuing its disruption in the market, Xiaomi may finally release a sub-10K smartphone with the dual-rear camera sensor, which would be called Xiaomi Redmi S2.
A trend that is quite popular in Indian mobile industry; Dual-rear camera smartphones. So far Xiaomi has only introduced only two models with dual rear camera setup, one of which is discontinued (Mi A1), whereas the other one (Redmi Note 5 Pro) is marketed close to Rs 15,000. With the popularity of phones like Lenovo K8 Plus, Infocus Snap 4, Honor 9 Lite and the couple more, Xiaomi has realized its time to jump the bandwagon.
On a side note, Xiaomi has released the total of three Smart TVs in India and the latest one is the Mi TV 4A 43-inches, which retails at the aggressive price tag of Rs 22,999.
Which is why the company is reportedly planning to introduce a new Redmi Smartphone series. It will probably be a Redmi S Series. Thus, the name Redmi S2.
Why should you wait for Xiaomi Redmi S2 release date in India?
Well, there are the couple of reasons why you should be investing in the upcoming Redmi S2 smartphone. We have listed them below.
> If you’re a camera enthusiast: Well, we all love to capture of best moments in lives to cherish them later in life. But wouldn’t you feel bad if those moments are captured blurry with poor resolution quality? Which is why Xiaomi Redmi S2 comes equipped with a dual-rear camera setup to make an offer you a brilliant camera experience that you desire. It would come with 12MP + 5MP rear camera setup and would have features like EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization) and Portrait mode. With a support of Face Unlock, it will offer a new layer of convenient security.
> If you’re looking for multitasking: The question isn’t what sub-10K smartphones lacks in performance, but how much more powerful processors can be in this segment. Currently, the most powerful smartphone in terms of the processor is Redmi Note 5, which comes with Snapdragon 625 (SD625) chipset. And with reports coming in that Redmi S2 will sport SD625 processor, it just means that Xiaomi is ramping up the mobile segment with powerful processor-enabled smartphones.
Why doesn’t it make sense for you to wait for Xiaomi Redmi S2 release?
There isn’t any reason, not yet. So far after going through the Redmi S2 specifications, we believe that it offers a best-in-class feature.
What’s the conclusion on Xiaomi Redmi S2?
Looking at the specifications and features it offers, we felt that this handset has the potential to be the next best sub-10K smartphone. Though, there is a but involved here, this but is regarding the cost of ownership. Whether the Xiaomi Redmi S2 price would be competitive to the market or its own line-up. Because it would create a conflict of interest. Currently, if you look at the Xiaomi Redmi series, it starts from Rs 5,999 and goes up to Rs 9,999 without any major gaps left out to address. So, the company has to either place their handset in competition to their existing handset or price it above Rs 10,000. Which would be it?
Drop us a line or two with your feedback on the Xiaomi Redmi S2 and what should be its price tag in India according to you.