Last week, Xiaomi announced its new selfie-centric smartphone in the Indian market — Xiaomi Redmi Y2, which is the rebranded model of the Redmi S2 that was recently launched in India. The Redmi Y2 is also the successor of the Redmi Y1 that was launched in India last year.
The Redmi Y2 is priced at Rs. 9,999 (approximately $148)in India for the 3GB RAM model and Rs. 12,999 (approximately $193) for the 4GB RAM model. It will be available in three color options — Dark Grey, Gold, and Rose Gold.
The smartphone will go on sale in India through online marketplace Amazon India, Mi.com, as well as Mi Home stores from today. It will also be available offline in the coming weeks.
Compared to its predecessor, the Redmi Y2 comes with various improvements, including the 18:9 display, better processor, top quality selfie camera and dual rear cameras. The metal body smartphone comes with a 5.99-inch IPS LCD screen that comes with a Full HD+ resolution.
Under the hood, the device is powered by Qualcomm‘s Snapdragon 625 processor and comes in two configurations — 3GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage.
On the back side, the smartphone comes with a dual camera setup, consisting of a 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. On the front side, it comes equipped with a 16-megapixel camera with an LED flash that comes with AI capabilities, a large aperture of f/2.0 and offers a field of view of 78 degrees.
For added security, the company has included AI-based facial recognition through the camera as well as a fingerprint scanner. The handset comes pre-installed with Android 8.1 Oreo that is overlaid with a skin of company’s own custom interface MIUI 9.5.
Connectivity options on the device include 4G VoLTE, dual-SIM support, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, micro USB 2.0 and 3.5mm audio jack as well as an IR blaster. The smartphone drives power from 3,080mAh battery.