Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi today launched the Redmi Y2, the company’s selfie centric device at an event in India. The device is the successor of the Redmi Y1, and is company’s answer to the Real Me 1. The company also announced the launch of MIUI 10 in India along with the Redmi Y2.
The Xiaomi Redmi Y series is part of the company’s camera centric range and features. The Y2 continuing the legacy features 16MP selfie camera and a dual camera setup at the back. The front camera has AI portrait selfie support, too. Xiaomi has also highlighted features such as an 18:9 display, a dedicated microSD card slot and face unlock support.
Xiaomi Redmi Y2 Specifications
The Xiaomi Redmi Y2 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with the MIUI 9.5 skinned on top. At the event, Xiaomi also announced the latest MIUI 10, and the Redmi Y2 is expected to get the MIUI 10 update by the end of this month. The Redmi Y2 sports a 5.99-inch HD+ 2.5D curved glass display with a resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18:9.
The device is powered by an octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC coupled with Adreno 509 GPU. The SoC is again coupled with two storage variants – 3GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage. It offers a dedicated microSD card slot, allowing users to use a microSD card slot while using two SIM cards.
At the rear, the Xiaomi Redmi Y2 features a dual camera setup which is similar to the Redmi Note 5 Pro. The dual camera setup consists of a 12MP primary camera with 1.25μm pixel size, phase detection autofocus (PDAF), f/2.2 aperture and a secondary 5MP camera. Selfies are handled by a 16MP selfie camera sensor with f/2.0 aperture, AI portrait mode, AI beauty mode and an LED flash.
The Xiaomi Redmi Y2 has a 3,080mAh battery and connectivity options on the device include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio and GPS. It features a fingerprint sensor at the back and has face unlock support.
Price & Availability
The Xiaomi Redmi Y2 has been priced at Rs. 9,999 for the 3GB RAM variant and Rs. 12,999 for the 4GB RAM variant. It will be available in Gold, Rose Gold and Dark Grey color options exclusively from Amazon India and mi.com from June 12. The company will also sell the device at Mi Home stores as well.