The Xiaomi Redmi S2 (also known as Redmi Y2) smartphone has appeared on the benchmarking site Geekbench running Android 9 Pie OS.
This clearly gives the hint that the device may soon be getting the software update to the latest version of Android. This phone, released by Xiaomi in May 2018 comes with some decent specifications.
Xiaomi and many other Chinese phone makers adopt the practice of assigning different names to the same model of smartphone for whatever reasons. In this case, for instance, the Xiaomi Redmi S2 is the model name used in the markets in China and even globally, but in the Indian market, which is one of the largest for this Chinese phone maker, this device is known by the name Redmi Y2.
The specifications of the phone include a 5.99 inch LCD display that has an aspect ratio of 18:9. The screen resolution is a modest 720 x 1440 pixels. An octa core Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 SoC is the processor on the phone and it clocks a speed of 2.0 GHz, again not bad, you would say. The RAM support comes in two variants, 3 GB and 4 GB with the corresponding internal storage, 32 GB and 64 GB respectively.
The device found on Geekbench is the 3 GB RAM variant of the Xiaomi Redmi S2 (Redmi Y2). For additional storage space, there is a dedicated microSD card slot that can take it up to 256 GB. For optics, the phone sports a dual 12 MP + 5 MP camera setup in the rear and a 16 MP sensor for selfies in the front. Under the hood, there is a 3080 mAh battery.
Beta Testers for UI Being Registered for this and Two More Phones by Xiaomi
Meanwhile, Xiaomi has opened up registrations from device users for testing out the beta version of the MIUI built on the Android Pie platform. The users of the Xiaomi Redmi S2 (Redmi Y2) and two more devices, Redmi Note 5 Pro and Redmi Note 6 Pro have the option till March 15 to get themselves registered as beta testers for Pie-based beta MIUI 10 Global Beta ROM.
Once the registration window closes on March 15, Xiaomi will make the selections and send out the notifications to those chosen to be the beta testers. Going by this plan, it can be assumed that the actual global rollout of the stable version of the updated OS could happen by April end.