Xiaomi Redmi Y1 with 16MP selfie camera launched

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 has been launched on Thursday as the first of a new Xiaomi series of smartphones in India.

The Redmi Y1 also comes as the first selfie-centric smartphone by the Chinese company and boasts of a 16-megapixel front camera along with LED Selfie-light for enhanced selfies.

The smartphone has been launched as a budget offering by Xiaomi, at a price of Rs 8,999 for the 3GB+32GB storage variant and Rs 10,999 for the 4GB+64GB variant.

The Redmi Y1 is a completely made-in-India device and will be available in a Dark Grey and a Gold colour variant.

In addition to the Redmi Y1, Xiaomi has also announced a step-down version of the smartphone as Redmi Y1 Lite, which comes at a price of Rs 6,999.

The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 comes in an Aluminium alloy mid-frame and sports a 5.5-inch HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection on top.

It is powered by a Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor and carries a 3GB RAM along with a 32GB internal storage, which is further expandable up to 128GB.

It runs the latest MIUI 9 on top of Android Nougat. The device is backed by a 3080 mAh battery and offers dual nano-SIM cards support along with a dedicated micro-SD slot.

In terms of optics, the Redmi Y1 carries a 16-megapixel selfie lens with LED Selfie-light and a 13-megapixel primary camera with PDAF feature.

The Redmi Y1 Lite carries slightly different specifications than the Redmi Y1. It is powered by a lighter Snapdragon 425 SoC and carries a 2GB RAM along with 16GB of internal storage.

The rest of the specification of both the smartphones are same.


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