Xiaomi Launches Redmi Y1 with 16MP Selfie Camera, Starting at Rs. 8999

Xiaomi Launches Redmi Y1 with 16MP Selfie Camera, Starting at Rs. 8999

Xiaomi India while announcing the new series, the Redmi Y series, didn't limit it to one device as the Redmi Y1 Lite gets official alongside the Redmi Y1. In terms of specifications and features, the two phones are similar to the Redmi Note 5A and Redmi Note 5A Prime, which were launched in August this year in the China market. The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite is priced at Rs 6,999 (~$108). It has a fingerprint sensor on the back. The Redmi Y1 comes in two variant; 3GB RAM and 4GB RAM priced at Rs. 8,999 and 10,999 respectively. As for the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite, it has been priced at Rs. 6,999. The phones can be purchased online via Mi Stores and Amazon India. There are no particular risks on the device - Xiaomi plays it safe and that's understandable keeping in mind the pricing and target audience.

Because of its 5.5-inch display and fairly big bezels around it, the phone actually feels a bit big. However, the display resolution is limited to HD.

In terms of configuration, the Redmi Y1 has a lot in common with the Redmi 4.

The second offering in the Y series, is the cheaper Redmi Y1 Lite will come with a 16 megapixel shooter with an LED selfie flash. Sensors on the smartphone include an Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, and Infrared sensor. Both variants includes a micro SD card slot supporting storage expansion of up to 128 GB in size.

The device runs on Android 7.1 Nougat based MIUI 8 out of the box and will soon receive the MIUI 9 update. Both the smartphones supports expandable storage via MicroSD. The 16-megapixel front camera is simply the icing on the cake. So you get a 3,000mAh battery instead of a 4,100mAh battery seen in the Redmi Note 4 or the Redmi 4. With the less powerful processor, we can expect the device to give slightly higher battery life. Despite running on the Beta version of MIUI 9, the interface felt buttery smooth, though we are yet to put the phone through its paces. When it launched the Mi A1, it took the exact same hardware and replaced its MIUI based ROM with stock Android and put the Android One branding. Redmi 4 also runs the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor, while the 4A is powered by the 425 series. The Redmi Y1 hasn't escaped that as well. Xiaomi, on the other hand, has launched it just now with MIUI 9 and it's a welcome update.

Dear Xiaomi, an average Indian consumer doesn't consider you as just another Chinese smartphone company.

Xiaomi claims the rear-camera comes with enhanced low-light capability as well.

The company also announced Katrina Kaif as the new brand ambassador. So clearly there's a shift in strategy on some aspects.

The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 features a 5.5-inch HD 720p IPS LCD screen, protected by 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass on the top. It will also be available via Mi home and Xiaomi's other offline partners. It's not that Xiaomi is discontinuing the Redmi 4 or the 4A, they are simply providing more choice to customers.

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