Xiaomi has established the Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite smartphones as the first members of its new Redmi Y-series, with the target audience since the youth of India. The biggest highlight of the Redmi Y1 is its 16-megapixel front camera, complete with a LED selfie light. The Redmi Y1 Lite is similar to its sibling in specifications however, features a 5-megapixel camera in the front, also appears like a rebranded Redmi Note 5A. Alongside the phones, Xiaomi also declared the availability of the MIUI 9 International ROM – early November for Redmi Note 4, Mi MIX 2, and Mi Max two, with different smartphones set to receive it at the end of the month.
Xiaomi Redmi Y1 price in India, Redmi Y1 Lite price
Xiaomi Redmi Y1 price in India is Rs. 8,999 for the variant with 32GB storage and 3GB RAM. There’s another variant of the phone, with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, priced at Rs. 10,999. As for the Redmi Y1 Lite, the phone comes in only one configuration with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage, and is priced at Rs. 6,999. After that, the handsets will soon be available via offline stores as well.
Xiaomi Redmi Y1 specifications
The Xiaomi Redmi Y1’s biggest highlight, as we mentioned, is its 16-megapixel front camera. This includes with and LED selfie-light, for greater selfies in low light conditions. The company is also touting the Beautify 3.0 attribute on it, which helps beautify selfie photos. It bears a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel. The new phone was found in Gold and Dark Grey color variants.
The dual-SIM Xiaomi Redmi Y1 runs MIUI 9, and sports a 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display with Corning Gorilla Glass. It is powered through an octa-core Snapdragon 435 SoC, coupled with 3GB of RAM. The smartphone carries a 13-megapixel camera with PDAF and dual-LED flash.
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Xiaomi Redmi Y1 comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 3080mAh battery.
There is 32GB of inbuilt storage on the Xiaomi Redmi Y1, which is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB) with its very own dedicated card slot. It has standard connectivity options, including 4G VoLTE. It is powered by a 3080mAh battery. It weighs 153 grams, and steps 153×76.2×7.7mm
Coming to the Redmi Y1 Lite, the phone has a 5.5-inch HD screen, MIUI 9 software, and 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 425 chip. This dual Nano SIM phone has a dedicated microSD card slot and supports storage expansion up to 128GB. The resolution for the rear camera is 13-megapixel, with LED flash and PDAF, while the front camera has a 5-megapixel detector. Its battery capacity is 3080mAh, and it features an IR blaster as well.