Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite : Specifications and Comparison

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Xiaomi has launched it’s new Redmi Y-series smartphones in India – the very first members being Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite, targeting the youth of India as the audience. The Redmi Y1 comes with a LED selfie light equipped 16-megapixel camera at the front. It has similar specifications like it’s sibling but features a 5-megapixel front camera. The Redmi Y1 Lite looks like rebranded Redmi Note 5A. Alongside it’s new smartphones, Xiaomi has also announced the launch of the MIUI 9 Global ROM this November for Mi MIX 2, Mi Max 2 and Redmi Note 4, with it’s other smartphones set to be receiving it by end of the month.

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite Price

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 is priced at Rs. 8,999 in India for the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant. The other variant of the smartphone having 4GB RAM and 64GB storage memory will cost Rs. 10,999. However the Redmi Y1 Lite comes in a single configuration having 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage with a price of Rs. 6,999. Both the smartphones will be exclusively available on Amazon India, and will be up for sale from November 8 via Amazon and Mi.com. Customers can purchase the handsets from offline stores thereafter.

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Specifications

The biggest highlight of Xiaomi Redmi Y1 is its 16-megapixel front camera equipped with LED selfie-light, for good quality selfies in low light conditions. The smartphone also features Beautify 3.0 for beautifying selfie photos. There is also a fingerprint sensor at the rear panel. The new smartphone will be available in Dark Grey and Gold colour variants.

Here are some of it’s main specifications.

  • The dual-SIM Xiaomi Redmi Y1 flaunts a 5.5-inch HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass, having 720×1280 pixels resolution.
  • The smartphone encases a powerful octa-core Snapdragon 435 SoC processor, paired with 3GB RAM.
  • It comes with a 13-megapixel camera having PDAF and dual-LED flash.
  • It is powered by a 3080mAh battery, weighing 153 grams and measuring 153×76.2×7.7mm.
  • The smartphone will be receiving its MIUI 9 update in November.
  • The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 has 32GB of inbuilt storage, which can be expanded up to 128GB via microSD card with a dedicated card slot of it’s own.
  • The smartphone supports standard connectivity options like 4G VoLTE, etc.

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite Specifications

The Redmi Y1 Lite is having similar specifications like the Redmi Y1. Let’s have a look.

  • The smartphone sports a 5.5-inch HD display.
  • It is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor.
  • This dual Nano SIM phone can support up to 128GB of storage with it’s dedicated microSD card slot.
  • The smartphone comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera, having PDAF and LED flash, along with a 5-megapixel front camera.
  • It has a battery capacity of 3080 mAh, along with an IR blaster.

Main Features

  • Xiaomi Redmi Y1 is priced at Rs. 8,999 in India.
  • The smartphone will come in 3GB and 4GB RAM variants.
  • Alongside, Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite has also been announced.

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