Xiaomi India has scheduled a launch event in India on June 7, where the company is expected to launch its new selfie-focused smartphone. The Chinese manufacturer is expected to launch Redmi Y2, which is the rebranded model of Redmi S2 that was recently launched in China.
While the smartphone’s name has already been confirmed through a leaked benchmark listing, now latest information related to the smartphone has surfaced online, confirming that the Redmi Y2 will be Amazon exclusive in India.
A photo of the smartphone shared by the company has revealed that the device will come with a Dual SIM support and a dedicated microSD card slot in a single SIM tray. Recent benchmark listing has revealed that the smartphone 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 Geekbench 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.
In the camera department, the phone 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 Xiaomi 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.
The smartphone is expected to feature a fingerprint scanner on the back panel. It will be running on company’s own MIUI based on Android Oreo and will be powered by a 3,080mAh battery. 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).