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Xiaomi Launches Redmi Y1 And Redmi Y1 Lite At A Starting Price Of Rs 6999

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Xiaomi Launches Redmi Y1 And Redmi Y1 Lite At A Starting Price Of Rs 6999

Specifications
Status

Launched

Manufacturer

Xiaomi

Model / Variant

Redmi Y1 Lite
Redmi Y1

Launch Date

2nd November

Dimensions

153 x 76.2 x 7.55 mm
153 x 76.2 x 7.7 mm

Weight

150 grams
153 grams

Colors

Gray
Gold

Display Size and Type

5.5 inch
IPS LCD

Display Resolution

1280 x 720 px

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass

Chipset

Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435

GPU

Adreno 308
Adreno 505

Memory Storage

16GB
32GB/64GB

RAM

2GB
3GB/4GB

Memory Expandability

MicroSD card
Up to 128GB

Operating System

Android 7.1 Nougat
MIUI 8.5

Primary Camera

13MP f/2.0

Camera Features

PDAF

Secondary Camera

5MP with an f/2.0 aperture
16MP with an f/2.0 aperture
Pro beauty mode

Battery

3080 mAh battery

Connectivity

WiFi

SIM Type

Dual SIM
Nano SIM

Other Features

Redmi Y1 - Fingerprint sensor

Xiaomi has launched its first ever selfie focussed Android phone lineup in India. The Redmi Y1 and the Redmi Y1 Lite are the first part of a new lineup of smartphones in India which will focus on selfies. Along with the new phone, Xiaomi also introduced MIUI 9 in India. Launched back in August in China, the MIUI 9 brings new features like split-screen and CPU acceleration and new themes.

Redmi Y1 Lite

The cheaper of the two phones, the Redmi Y1 Lite has a 5.5 inch IPS LCD display with a 1280 x 720 px resolution. The device also has a 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass on top for protection. The smartphone is powered by a 3080 mAh battery and runs Android 7.1 Nougat with MIUI 8.5 on top. Xiaomi has announced that MIUI 9 update will be rolled out for the Redmi Y1 in November. Under the hood, the smartphone has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage which can be expanded up to 128GB via a dedicated microSD card slot.

The Redmi Y1 Lite has a 13MP rear-mounted camera with PDAF. On the front is a 5MP camera with an f/2.0 aperture and pro beauty mode. The Redmi Y1 Lite is priced at Rs 6999.

Redmi Y1

The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 has a starting price tag of Rs 8999 for the 3GB RAM variant. The variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB onboard storage is priced at Rs 10999. The Redmi Y1 also has a 5.5 inch IPS LCD display with a 1280 x 720 px resolution. The device also has a 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass on top for protection. The smartphone is powered by a 3080 mAh battery and runs Android 7.1 Nougat with MIUI 8.5 on top. Xiaomi has announced that MIUI 9 update will be rolled out for the Redmi Y1 in November. The Redmi Y1 has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 chipset, Adreno 505, 3GB or 4GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB of onboard storage. The onboard storage can be expanded via a dedicated microSD card slot.

The Redmi Y1 has a front facing 16MP camera with an f/2.0 aperture and an LED flash. Xiaomi claims that the software processing and beautify mode will result “in your best selfie ever.” The rear-mounted 13MP camera with PDAF and LED flash.

Both the phones will see their first sale on the 8th of November and will be sold online via Amazon Exclusively. The Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite will also be sold offline in Mi Home, Big Bazaar, Reliance Digital and various offline partners. Idea is offering up to 280GB 4G data to existing Idea customers.

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