Xiaomi has launched their latest smartphone, the Redmi Y1 which is their entry into the selfie focussed smartphone segment with a 16MP front facing camera. The device was launched alongside the Redmi Y1 Lite which was the second device in the Redmi Y series to be launched in India. From the specifications which are seen, the Redmi Y1 is the re-branded Redmi Note 5A which was launched in China earlier this year. Along with selfie focused 16MP front facing camera, the device comes with a 5.5-inch HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection on top.
It is powered by a 1.4GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 435 processor coupled with Adreno 505 GPU. It comes with 3GB of RAM along with 32GB internal storage for one variant along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage space. The device comes with brushed metal like finish on the aluminium body, the fingerprint sensor is located on the back and Xiaomi says that you can unlock the phone in just 0.3 seconds.
The main USP of the device is the 16-megapixel front facing camera with f/2.2 aperture having PDAF, 76.4- degree wide angle lens and LED flash, this gives Redmi Y1 official entry into the selfie focused phones craze. The rear camera is a 13MP shooter which has an LED flash.
Specifications of Xiaomi Redmi Y1:
Display: 5.5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD 2.5D curved glass display, 450 nits brightness and Corning Gorilla Glass protection
Processor: 1.4GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 435 with Adreno 505 GPU
RAM and Storage: 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage, 4GB RAM with 64GB storage, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
Camera: 13MP rear camera with LED Flash, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF and a 16MP front-facing camera with LED flash, OmniVision sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 76.4-degree wide-angle lens
OS: Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) with MIUI 8, upgradable to MIUI 9
Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS / GLOASS, Fingerprint sensor and Infrared sensor
The Redmi Y1 comes with Android 7.1.2 Nougat OS out of the box with MIUI8 on top which will be upgradable to MIUI 9 shortly. It comes with connectivity features like 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS / GLOASS, Fingerprint sensor and Infrared sensor. The device is powered by a 3080mAh battery.
The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 is priced at Rs. 8,999 for the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant while the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 10,999. The Redmi Y1 will be available from Novemebr 8th and exclusively on Amazon.in along with Mi.com.