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Xiaomi is reportedly creating in-house camera department to improve image quality

15 May 2018

As per the latest IDC data, Xiaomi maintained its lead in the smartphone market for the second consecutive quarter with 30.3 per cent share, followed by Samsung (25.1 per cent), Oppo (7.4 per cent), vivo (6.7 per cent) and Transsion (4.6 per cent). It also has a dedicated SIM slot.

Apparently, the Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi wants to take the camera performance of its smartphones to the next level. This is primarily because Xiaomi recently touted that its Redmi S2 to be the best ever Redmi phone for selfies.

The selfie camera is Xiaomi newly discovered USP and the Redmi Y2 will build on that feature. The smartphone flaunts a 5.99-inch HD+ display with a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels. It has the same vertically place dual-camera setup found on the Mi MIX 2s and Redmi Note 5 Pro. It houses a 2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor which is ample to keep up with anything that you throw at it.

Apart from the hardware details, the MIUI for the smartphone also seems to have optimized well for the notch design. It comes in 32GB/64GB on-board storage options which can be further expanded up to 128GB using MicroSD Card.

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Teased as the "best Redmi selfie phone", the device is equipped with bunch of artificial intelligence (AI) powered proprietary features and a new front-facing camera sensor that comes in a 2-micron pixel size. The upcoming Mi 7 will likely not come with the kind of improvements that the Xiaomi CEO is aiming for, but based on recent reports, the Mi 7 is expected to sport impressive cameras nonetheless. The company has also confirmed on its official Twitter handle about its plans to launch a new selfie-focussed smartphone in India on June 7th.

In China, Xiaomi Redmi S2 launched at a starting price of CNY 999 which rounds off to Rs 10,000 approximately. It will be packed with a non-replaceable 3500mAh Li-Ion capacitative battery and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The 64GB storage model of Redmi S2 is priced at CNY 1299 (Rs 14,000 approximately).

In China, both the variants will go on sale from May 17 and will be available in Champagne Gold, Platinum Silver and Rose Gold colours.

Xiaomi is reportedly creating in-house camera department to improve image quality