Xiaomi REVEALS launch date of its next big smartphone

New Delhi, May 5: There is good news for smartphone lovers and those who are fond of Xiaomi the news is even bigger. 

Xiaomi has divulged the launch dates of its next big smartphone which is touted to be budget smartphone. 

Redmi S2 will be Xiaomi's next budget smartphone and the Chinese smartphone maker has just confirmed the launch date of the phone. 

A teaser posted on Weibo by Xiaomi confirms the launch of the Redmi S2 smartphone on May 10, which will be the first model in the company's new Redmi S series. 

The teaser also highlights the Redmi S2 rear panel, which looks quite same to that of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro and the Mi 6X. It appears that the handset will be exclusively available via Suning.com in China; the handset is also rumoured to be headed to India, however, it is not yet clear when it will hit our shores.  

This update was revealed by Xiaomi in a post on Weibo. Previously, Xiaomi had posted another teaser that showed off the letter 'S' in red and blue paint. Further, the Redmi S2 was also spotted with high-resolution product shots at the opening of a Mi Store in Czech Republic.

According to reports, the smartphone will run Android 8.1 Oreo-based software and feature a 5.99-inch HD+ (720x1440 pixel) display and octa-core processor. It also shows the handset will come in 2GB, 3GB and 4GB RAM variants, and have 16GB, 32GB and 64GB storage options, all with support for up to 256GB microSD cards.

There will be a dual rear camera setup in vertical alignment featuring a 12-megapixel primary sensor and 5-megapixel secondary sensor, as well as a 16-megapixel selfie camera. Sensor onboard include gravity sensor, distance sensor, light sensor, and fingerprint recognition. It is said to come in black, rose gold, gold, white, blue, red, pink, grey, and silver colour options. Powering the handset - which will have dimensions of 160.73×77.26×8.1mm and weigh 170 grams - will be a 3000mAh battery.