Xiaomi has scheduled a launch event in India on 7th June to launch a new Redmi smartphone. While the company has not revealed which smartphone it plans to launch, it is believed that the China-based company will launch Xiaomi Redmi Y2, the successor of the Redmi Y1.
The Redmi Y2 is said to be the rebranded model of the Redmi S2 that was recently launched in China. Now, ahead of the scheduled launch on 7th June, the Redmi Y2 has now appeared on benchmarking portal Geekbench.
The listing reveals that the phone will pack 3GB RAM and will be running Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of the box. As of the processor, the smartphone will be powered by Qualcomm‘s Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz.
The smartphone is expected to come with 5.99-inch HD+ display with 2.5D curved glass on top, 18:9 aspect ratio and a screen resolution of 1440 × 720 pixels. Further, it has 1000:1 contrast ratio, 450 nits Brightness, and 70.8% NTSC color gamut.
While the listing shows 3GB RAM, it is expected that the smartphone will also have another variant with 4GB RAM. The 3GB RAM model will pack 32GB internal storage and the 4GB RAM model will come with 64GB internal storage. There’ll also be a microSD card slot for storage expansion up to 256GB.
As of the camera department, it is expected to sport a 12MP rear camera with LED Flash, 1.25μm pixel size, PDAF, f/2.2 aperture and a 5MP secondary sensor. On the front side, it will come with a 16MP snapper along with an LED flash.
The Redmi Y-series is focused on the front-facing camera and the upcoming Y2 is also expected to follow the suit. It is expected to come with AI-based features to improve the captured images, including two major AI modes — AI portrait and AI beauty.
Just like the Redmi S2, the Redmi Y2 is expected to come in three color options — Rose Gold, Champagne Gold, and Platinum Silver. In China, the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage model is priced at 999 yuan ($156) while the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage model costs 1299 Yuan ($204).