Xiaomi’s newly launched smartphones — Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite went on sale for the first time in India today and has received an impressive response. The company claims that it managed to sell over 150,000 units of Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite within just 3 minutes of sale going live.
The smartphones were exclusively available on Amazon India and Mi.com — Xiaomi’s own online store. The next sale for the smartphones will take place on November 15 and the phones are also expected to be available through offline stores as well.
The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 is priced at Rs. 8,999 for the 32GB storage and 3GB RAM variant and Rs. 10,999 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant. On the other hand, the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite is priced at Rs. 6,999.
Xiaomi Redmi Y1 features a 5.5-inch HD display with a screen resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. There is a layer of Gorilla Glass on top of the display, protecting it from minor scratches. Under the hood, it is powered by a 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 octa-core 64-bit processor, paired with Adreno 505 GPU.
The smartphone is available in two different variants — 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB onboard storage. There is also a microSD card slot for further expanding the phone’s storage capacity.
It features a 16-megapixel front-facing camera, with 76.4-degrees wide-angle lens, “LED Selfie” light, and f/2.0 aperture. On the back, there is a 13-megapixel camera with phase detection autofocus, dual LED and f/2.2 aperture. There is also a circular fingerprint sensor at the back and also comes with an IR blaster. It is powered by a 3,080mAh non-removable battery.
On the other hand, the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite features the same set of specifications as Redmi Y1, apart from processor and memory. The Redmi Y1 Lite is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 425 processor, with 2GB RAM along with 16GB of internal storage.
Both Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite comes with Android 7.1 Nougat-based MIUI 8 out-of-the-box, but the company has assured that the smartphones will receive MIUI 9 updates this month itself.