Xiaomi India Releases Media Invites for June 7 Launch Event; Redmi Y2 Coming?

by Anvinraj Valiyathara 0

In the previous week, Xiaomi had confirmed that it will be holding a launch event in India to announce a new Redmi smartphone on June 7. Today, the Chinese firm has released another media invitation that contains an image of a camera lens. Xiaomi has been consistently releasing teasers of the upcoming Redmi phone through its Redmi India Twitter. All the teasers contain #FindYourSelfie and #RealYou hashtags which indicates that it could be a selfie-centric. Xiaomi has recently launched the Redmi S2 selfie-focused smartphone in China. It is speculated that the very same phone could be heading to India as Redmi Y2, the successor of the Redmi Y1 phone that was launched last year.


The new teaser released by the Chinese manufacturer has a sketch of a human face on the left side and the other side features a camera sensor. This indicates that the upcoming Redmi phone will be coming with AI driven selfie camera.

The Redmi S2 phone features a 16-megapixel front camera that is powered by AI. The company has included a dedicated LED flash for the selfie camera. With a large pixel size of 2μm, the Redmi S2 can capture impressive shots in low-light conditions. According to Xiaomi, the Redmi S2 is the best Redmi selfie phone.

Here are some of the tweets released by Xiaomi to tease the arrival of the forthcoming Redmi phone:

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The Redmi S2 includes 5.99-inch display that produces HD+ resolution. The 64 GB storage + 4 GB RAM and 32 GB storage + 3 GB RAM variants of the phone are fueled by Snapdragon 625 SoC. It comes with a dedicated slot for adding a microSD card. The backside of the phone features 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel dual camera setup and a fingerprint reader. The handset is loaded with Android 8.1 Oreo and the latest edition of MIUI. It receives power from 3,080mAh battery.

In China, the 32 GB and 64 GB Redmi S2 models are priced at 999 Yuan (~$156) and 1,299 Yuan (~$203). The highest variant of the Redmi Y2 could be priced under Rs. 15,000 (~$219) in India.

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