Xiaomi Launched Redmi Y1 with 16MP Front Camera in India
Xiaomi has launched a new selfie-centric smartphone under its ‘Redmi Y’ series the Redmi Y1 in India. Bear in mind that this it is the renamed Redmi Note 5A smartphone that was introduced in China in August. Xiaomi India has also announced Bollywood actor Katrina Kaif as brand ambassador for the series.
At the launch event, Xiaomi has launched two smartphones in the new series, other one is Redmi Y1 Lite. Alongside the two new smartphones, Xiaomi has also released the MIUI 9 Global Stable custom Android skin for compatible smartphones in India.
The Redmi Y1 come in two variant, Standard Edition with 16GB + 2GB RAM and High Edition with 32GB + 3GB RAM and 64GB + 4GB RAM. It supports microSD card up to 128GB. The Redmi Y1 has a 5.5-inch 720p display featured 70% NTSC, 450 cd/m² Brightness, 1,000:1 Contrast Ratio, Sun Light Visibility and 2.5D Curved Glass Screen (Only for High Edition).
The Standard Edition is powered by Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor and it has a 5 MP front camera (No LED flash light), while High Edition is powered by Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor and has a 16MP front camera with single LED flash, OmniVision sensor, f/2.0 aperture and 76.4-degree wide-angle lens. It has a 13-megapixel rear camera with PDAF, f/2.2 aperture with LED flash.
It is powered by 3080mAh battery with fast charging support and runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat based on MIUI V9. The fingerprint sensor on the back can unlock the device in just 0.3 seconds. The fingerprint sensor is only available in High Edition variant. It is a dual-SIM support smartphone. The other feature includes Multi Window Mode, IR Remote Control, Gyroscope and Distance sensor. It supports 4G, Bluetooth v4.2 with A2DP and HID, USB V2.0 with OTG, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n + Wi-Fi Direct and Display.
The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 comes with the brushed metal-like finish on the back with aluminum alloy frame and available in Gold and Dark Gray colors. The 3GB RAM and 32GB storage has been priced at Rs. 8,999 (Approx $139 USD), and 4GB RAM and 64GB storage is Rs. 10,999 (Approx $170 USD). The Redmi Y1 will be available exclusively on Amazon.in as well as Mi.com starting from November 8.