Selfie focused Xiaomi Redmi Y1 and Y1 Lite launched in India


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Taking a break from the trending 18:9 aspect ratio, Xiaomi has today populated it smartphones range with the introduction of a new Y series of Xiaomi phones in India. Xiaomi is kicked starting the new Y series with two similar smartphones- the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 and Xiaomi Redmi Y1 lite.

Both devices are targeted at same audiences Рthe selfie lovers. They are virtually the same device, save for slight variation in the internal makeup. Both devices are encased in an aluminum alloy mid-frame, which it says is better suited for heat management. You can also find fingerprint sensor at the rearof devices.

The Xaiomi Redmi Y1 highlights a 16-megapixel front camera with LED Selfie-light, f/2.0 aperture and 76-degree lens which the company says can simulate effects of natural lighting to captures sharper and more vibrant self-portraits. The phone has a slightly lower-resolution 13 MP rear sensor.

On the display front, you will find a moderate size 5.5-inch HD display with Corning Gorilla glass protection and an octa-core Snapdragon 435 SoC with Adreno 505 GPU under the hood. The y1 is offered in two RAM and storage variant” 3GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB RAMand 64GB storage option with a dedicated microSD card slot for memory expansion.

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The device is based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat with MIUI 9,  comes with full connectivity options including 4G VoLTE and is powered by a 3,080mAh non-removable battery.

Xiaomi will be selling the 3GB RAM variant Redmi Y1 in India for INR8,999 ($140), while the Y1 with more RAM and storage will go for INR10,999 ($170).

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The Xiaomi Y1 Lite on the other hand is a slightly watered-down version of the Y1, It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM along with 16GB of internal storage. The camera has also been toned down to include a 13-megapixel rear sensor with LED flash, PDAF as well as a 5-megapixel sensor.Other specs including design remain unchanged. The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite comes with a lower price tag at Rs 6,999 (~$108).

Both devices will be across Mi stores in India and Amazon India on November 8.

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2 Comments

  1. Gousgounis
    November 2, 2017

    A slightly upgraded Redmi note 5A…
    Keep up recycling devices xiaomi!

  2. Gousgounis
    November 2, 2017

    A slightly upgraded Redmi note 5A…
    Keep up recycling devices xiaomi!