Xiaomi Redmi S2 for $156 is an Amazing Selfie Smartphone to Buy

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We moved to our uber-cool new office & I cannot stop taking selfies.

As for pricing, the Xiaomi Redmi S2 is expected to start at Rs 8,999 in India since the company also has Redmi Note 5 retailing at Rs 9,999 for the base variant. Today, Xiaomi teased to launch a new smartphone under the Redmi Y-series in India on June 7th.

The Galaxy J7 Pro remains the only Samsung handset on the chart as it took eight ahead of the Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M1). It is highly expected that the upcoming smartphone is none other than the Xiaomi Redmi S2. The fingerprint scanner is present at the back of the phone. The Redmi S2 is competing against the likes of the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 and Honor 9 Lite.

Smartphone shipments in India grew by 11 per cent to 30 million units in the first three months of this year - a record high for the first quarter, as per research firm IDC.

Under the hood, the Redmi S2 runs on the Snapdragon 625 chipset, a tried and tested SoC for Xiaomi.

The government's move to impose an import duty increase of 10% on assembled printed circuit boards (PCBs), camera modules and connectors by the Indian government, has put cost pressure on the smartphone companies, and companies would have to set up lines for CKD (Complete Knock Down) type of manufacturing to reduce this impact. Earlier, the Redmi Y2 name had been spotted on Xiaomi India's website along with the Xiaomi Mi A2, but the Chinese smartphone maker is not teasing the launch of Mi A2, as of now. It packs a 3,080mAh battery. You also want a smartphone that will enable you to take better selfies?

On the offline front, Transsion continued to drive growth through its brands itel and Tecno by expanding aggressively to smaller towns and cities by focusing on channel management and after sales services. OPPO climbed to third position from fifth in the last quarter while vivo slipped to fourth position as its shipments declined by 29.4% year-over-year in the first quarter. At an effective price of about Rs 3000, the A20 has a lot going on for it. This itself is enough to confirm what's cooking up behind the scenes. On the front, it comes with a 16-megapixel camera with LED flash.

There is a triple card slot for adding two nano SIM cards and one MicroSD card.

In terms of optics, the Redmi S2 sports a dual camera system on the rear consisting of one 12-megapixel and another 5-megapixel sensor for portrait photography.