Chinese smartphone makers, Xiaomi launched its latest selfie-centric Redmi Y2 phone in India. This new Redmi Y2 is said to be the successor to last year’s Redmi Y1. This latest phone comes with an 18:9 ratio near bezel-less display and packs a 16-megapixel camera on the front for selfies. Xiaomi’s new Redmi Y2 is actually a rebranded version of the Redmi S2 that was recently launched in China.
Let us take a look at the specifications of this new smartphone by Xiaomi:
The Redmi Y2 sports a 5.99-inch full-screen HD+ display with a 1440x720p resolution and 269ppi pixel density. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor clubbed with Adreno 506 GPU, coupled by 3GB/4GB Ram depending on the variant. About the storage part, While the 3GB RAM variant comes with 32GB of internal storage and the 4GB RAM variant comes with 64GB of internal storage. Both these variants can be further expandable up to 256GB via micro-SD card. This dual-SIM (Nano) support phone runs MIUI 9.5 based on Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box.
Coming to the camera department, this new Redmi Y2 features a vertical dual rear camera setup, with a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor that come with AI-based capabilities. Up front, it features a 16-megapixel selfie Super Pixel sensor, that comes with an LED selfie-light, AI Beautify 4.0, and Face Unlock capabilities.
In terms of connectivity options, the new Xiaomi Redmi Y2 includes 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and Micro-USB 2.0. Sensors on board include, an accelerometer, an ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, infrared, proximity sensor and a fingerprint sensor on the rear side (which can also be used for taking selfies). This new Xiaomi Redmi Y2 is fuelled by a 3080mAh battery, which is claimed to give a full day battery life.
Now, let us take a look at the price and availability of this latest smartphone:
The Redmi Y2 in India is priced at Rs. 9,999 for the 3GB/32GB variant and the 4GB/64GB variant is priced at Rs. 12,999. This smartphone will be available in Dark Grey, Gold, and Rose Gold colour options. The Xiaomi Redmi Y2 will be available on Amazon India, Mi.com, and Mi Home stores from June 12. However, the offline partner stores will get it in a few weeks.