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Xiaomi Redmi Y1, Redmi Y1 Lite Launched in India: Price, Specifications

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Xiaomi Redmi Y1 has been launched in India, the first smartphone in the company’s new selfie-focussed series. The company says the Redmi Y series is targetted at the youth of the nation. The biggest highlight of the smartphone is its 16-megapixel front camera, complete with a LED selfie light. Xiaomi also launched the Redmi Y1 Lite smartphone at the same event. Alongside the phones, the company also announced the availability of the MIUI 9 Global Stable update – early November for Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Mi MIX 2, and Mi Max 2.

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 price in India, release date
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. Both handsets will be available via Amazon India, and will go on sale via Amazon and Mi.com on November 8. After that, the handsets will be available via offline stores as well.

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 specifications, features
The Xiaomi Redmi Y1’s biggest highlight, as we mentioned, is its 16-megapixel front camera. This comes with and LED selfie-light, for better selfies in low light conditions. The company is also touting the Beautify 3.0 feature on it, which helps beautify selfie photos. It bears a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel. The new phone has been launched in Gold and Dark Grey colour 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 by an octa-core Snapdragon 435 SoC, coupled with 3GB of RAM. The smartphone bears a 13-megapixel camera with PDAF and dual-LED flash.

There is 32GB of inbuilt storage on the Xiaomi Redmi Y1, which is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB) with its own dedicated card slot. It has standard connectivity options, including 4G VoLTE. It is powered by a 3080mAh battery. It weighs 153 grams, and measures 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 processor. 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 sensor. Its battery capacity is 3080mAh, and it features an IR blaster as well.

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite


General

Release date November 2017
Form factor Touchscreen
Weight (g) 150.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3080
Removable battery No
Colours Gold, Dark Grey
SAR value NA

Display

Screen size (inches) 5.50
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720×1280 pixels

Hardware

Processor 1.4GHz quad-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
RAM 2GB
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 128

Camera

Rear camera 13-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 5-megapixel

Software

Operating System Android 7.0

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported NA
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes

Sensors

Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope No
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No