Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi which grabbed eyeballs for its Redmi 1S budget smartphone, seems to be in the process of launching a successor to the device.
The next-gen smartphone is tentatively termed Redmi 2S and has undergone benchmark tests, according to a report published in TechGadgets.
According to the report and a TENAA listing quoted by TechGadgets, it is evident that the successor to the Xiaomi Redmi 1S, will be an improved version of its predecessor.
The Xiaomi Redmi 2S has the following key hardware aspects:
- 4.7in capacitive touchscreen having resolutions of 720x1280
- 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor
- Android 4.4.4 KitKat operating platform; out of the box
- 8MP rear camera with LED flash
- 2MP front camera for video calling
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB internal storage
- MicroSD card slot for expansion up to 64 GB
- 4G LTE, 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and microUSB connectivity
- 2200 mAh Li-Ion battery
A major aspect that the Redmi 2S could incorporate, is 4G-LTe support, which is currently not supported by the Redmi 1S smartphone.
The current-gen device incorporates a 4.7 in display, runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box and is driven by a 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor along with 1GB RAM.
Redmi 1S also features an 8MP primary camera and a 1.6MP secondary camera. Besides, the device provides users 8GB internal storage that is expandable up to 32GB via an external microSD card.
A 2,000 mAh battery powers the entire Xiaomi Redmi 1S smartphone.
The Redmi 2S, once official, is expected to have a comparatively affordable price tag as Xiaomi's offerings are mostly regarded as value for money devices.