The successful Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi launched Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite at an event in New Delhi. With this smartphone series they are entering the selfie lovers market. They also roped in Katrina Kaif for endorsing the products. The Redmi Y1 which could be seen as the successor to the Redmi 4 series of Xiaomi phones and is the first smartphone in this price segment to feature a 16 MP selfie camera. Y1 lite is priced at Rs 8,999 for the 3 GB + 32 GB RAM variant. The 4 GB + 64 GB variant Y1 will be available for Rs 10,999. Both variants are available in black and gold colour options having 5.5-inch HD IPS display. This series is powered by a Snapdragon 435 chip that’s clocked up to 1.4 GHz. Adreno 505 graphics processor takes care of all the gaming and graphical requirements. It also supports quickcharge 3.0
This device will be powered by the new MIUI 9, a custom ROM from Xioami based on android. The new MIUI 9 is loaded with system-level customizations and optimizations for performance and enhanced battery life. As per information available on official website, MIUI 9 is expected to be available on Redmi Y1 in November 2017.
Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite
Supports expandable storage up to 128GB (VFAT format). Supports simultaneous use of two SIM cards for data and phone calls and a microSD card for data storage. It packs 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS and an infrared port.
Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite both houses 13MP rear camera and 16MP front camera for beautiful selfies. The front facing camera will come with an LED flash and a 76.4 degree wide angle lens. Take perfectly lit selfies, even under low light. Beautify 3.0 enhances your natural beauty while preserving original facial details every time.
The Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite is optimized for longer battery lifespan. It is powered by a large-capacity 3080mAh battery, and coupled with system-level MIUI optimisations, it lasts up to 10 days and offers up to 10 hours of video playback, 12 hours of gaming,
and 21 hours of reading.
Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Technical Specifications
Display : 5.5-inch HD IPS
Processor & Memory
3GB + 32GB / 4GB + 64GB
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
Adreno 505 graphics processor
13MP rear camera
Supports PDAF technology
Low light enhancement
16MP front camera with Selfie-light
Beautify, 36 smart beauty profiles
Video call with real-time beautify
ƒ/2.0 large aperture, 76.4° wide-angle lens
1080p/720p video, 30fps
13.9 cm (5.5) HD display (measured diagonally)
2.5D front display
Up to 450-nits brightness
1280 x 720 resolution
1000:1 contrast ratio
72% NTSC color gamut
Color temperature adjustment
Networks and Connectivity
2 + 1 hybrid SIM tray
Nano-SIM + Nano-SIM + expandable microSD card
3080mAh(typ) / 3000mAh(min)*
Talk time: 32hrs
Video playback: 10hrs
Audio playback: 75hrs
Reading time: 21hrs
Standby time: 10days
Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite will ship from 8 November. The devices will be available on Mi.com and Amazon India as well as at offline retail channels.