Xiaomi has launched the Redmi Y2 smartphone in India to replace the Redmi Y1 phone that was launched in November last year. The handset is a rebranded Redmi S2 phone that was launched in China in the previous month. Compared to the last year’s Redmi Y1, the successor handset has come with numerous improvements like 18:9 display, improved processor, top quality selfie camera and dual rear cameras.
Xiaomi Redmi Y2 Specifications and Features
The Redmi Y2 wears a metallic body and it comes in colors like Elegant Gold, Rose Gold and Dark Grey. It features a 5.99-inch IPS LCD screen that produces FHD+ resolution. The 32 GB storage + 3 GB RAM and 64 GB storage + 4 GB RAM editions of the Xiaomi Redmi Y2 are powered by Snapdragon 625. The handset features a dedicated slot for adding a microSD card.
The bestselling feature of the Redmi Y2 is the soft-LED equipped with 16-megapixel camera that comes with AI capabilities. It has a large aperture f/2.0 and offers a field of view of 78 degrees.
It can shoot better photos in low light by merging four pixels into a single Super Pixel that has a size of 2micron. The resultant images have reduced noise and better clarity. The Auto HDR feature can automatically adjust the brightness while shooting photos. The Al Beautify 4.0 feature enhances 10 kinds of facial features like skin tone, eyes, nose and lips while capturing selfies. AI Portrait mode is an optimized feature that effectively blurs the background by focusing more on the subject.
The Redmi Y2 borrows the 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel dual camera setup from the Redmi Note 5 Pro. It is equipped with features like dual-tone LED flash, AI portrait shots, AI low-light photography and HDR.
For security, Xiaomi has included AI-based facial recognition through the camera as well as fingerprint scanner. The handset is preinstalled with Android 8.1 Oreo that is overlaid with a skin of MIUI 9.5. It includes the other usual connectivity features such as 4G VoLTE, dual-SIM support, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, microUSB 2.0 and 3.5mm audio jack. It also features an IR blaster.
Xiaomi Redmi Y2 Pricing, Availability and Launch Offers
Xiaomi is aiming the Y series of smartphones towards the youth in India. It has signed up popular Bollywood celebrity Katrina Kaif to endorse the phone in the country. The 32 GB edition of the selfie-centric Redmi Y2 is priced at Rs. 9,999 (~$149) whereas the 64 GB model carries a pricing of Rs. 12,999 (~$193). It sales will begin on Amazon India, Mi.com and Mi Home from June 12 starting at 12 PM.
ICICI credit and debit card users can take advantage of Rs. 500 discount on the first sale day of the Redmi Y2. Airtel is giving an instant cashback of Rs. 1,800 for Redmi Y2 buyers along with free 240 GB data. The handset will be reaching its customers along with a free ultra-thin case.