Chinese Tech Giant Xiaomi introduced the new smartphone series Redmi Y in India. The company has launched the first 2 handsets of the series which are Redmi Y1 and Y1 Lite respectively. The important feature of Xiaomi Redmi Y1 is a 16-megapixel front selfie camera with 36 beautify profile. Apart from this, it is the first phone of the company running the MIUI 9 based Android Nougat out-of-the-box in India. Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite is a lower version of Redmi Y1 in terms of hardware. Both smartphones are available in Gold and Dark Gray color.
Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Specifications and Features:
Xiaomi Redmi Y1 has a 5.5-inch HD display with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels. There is a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection as well. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 octa-core SoC with Adreno 505 GPU. The Redmi Y1 comes in two variants: one is with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage and another one is with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The good news is that in Redmi Y series phone, the company has given a dedicated separate slot for the MicroSD card and storage can be expandable up to 128GB. This smartphone will run on MIUI 9 based on Android Nougat out-of-the-box.
The Redmi Y1 has a 13-megapixel rear camera, which is equipped with PDAF technology and LED flash. The front panel has a 16-megapixel camera with LED selfie light. The battery is of 3080 mAh. The dimensions of the handset are 153×76.2×7.7 millimeters and weighing 153 grams.
Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite Specifications:
Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite has a 5.5-inch HD resolution display with Gorilla Glass 3. Instead of the Redmi Y1 Snapdragon 435 processor, this phone has quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor. It comes with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of inbuilt storage. The phone’s battery is 3080 mAh and has a 13-megapixel rear camera with PDAF, Autofocus, and LED flash. The front has 5-megapixel selfie shooter. This device doesn’t have the fingerprint sensor.
Xiaomi Redmi Y1 and Y1 Lite Price and Availability:
The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 starts from Rs 8,999. At this price, you will get 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage variant. The second variant is of 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage which will be available for Rs 10,999. Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite will be available at Rs 6,999. Both the smartphones will be available on e-commerce site Amazon India and Mi.com. Also, these smartphones will be available on Reliance Digital Stores and Mi Preferred Stores across India. The first sale will be held on November 8, 2017, at 12 noon.