Xiaomi has launched the company’s latest selfie-focused smartphone in Redmi Y-series – Redmi Y2 in India at a starting price tag of ₹ 9,999. The Redmi Y2 comes in Elegant Gold, Rose Gold, and Dark Grey colours and it will be available exclusively on Amazon.in, Mi.com, and Mi Home Stores starting from June 12th. The Xiaomi Redmi Y2 comes in two variants – 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage cost ₹ 9,999 while the other variant 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage cost ₹ 12,999. The Xiaomi Redmi Y2 is the successor of Redmi Y1, that was launched last year, and Redmi Y2 is a rebranded version of the Redmi S2 that was launched in China earlier this year. A case also shipped with the box.
Xiaomi Redmi Y2 Key Highlights, and Launch Offers
The Xiaomi Redmi Y2 brings incremental upgrades internally and externally. The key highlights of the Xiaomi Redmi Y2 are a vertical dual camera setup on the back, an AI-powered 16-megapixel selfie camera, Face Unlock feature, and an 18:9 display.
The Xiaomi Redmi Y2 comes with launch offers like ₹ 1,800 instant cashback and up to 240GB free data for Airtel 4G users. Additionally, ₹ 500 instant discounts on ICICI credit & debit cards on launch day.
Xiaomi Redmi Y2 Specifications
Display, Processor, Memory, and Operating System
On the specifications front, the Xiaomi Redmi Y2 features 5.99-inch HD+ 2.5D curved glass display with a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels, at an aspect ratio of 18:9, the pixel density of 269 PPI, 450 nits maximum brightness, and full-screen gestures like Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro. The Redmi Y2 is powered by 2.0GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor which is paired with Adreno 506 GPU & 3GB/4GB of RAM. The smartphone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9.5 on top of it, upgradeable to MIUI 10 and has 32GB/64GB internal storage which can be expanded further up to 256GB via microSD card, a dedicated card slot.
Xiaomi Redmi Y2 Camera
The Xiaomi Redmi Y2 sports dual camera setup accompanied by LED flash on the back – 12-megapixel primary sensor with 1.25μm pixel size, PDAF, f/2.2 aperture, and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor to capture depth information for AI portrait shots.
On the front, the Xiaomi Redmi Y2 features a 16-megapixel front facing with LED selfie-light that supports AI Beautify 4.0, f/2.0 aperture, Auto HDR and uses pixel binning technology, combining the information from four pixels to create one large 2.0µm pixel. It also has face unlock capabilities.
The smartphone features a fingerprint sensor on the back.
SIM Support, Connectivity Features, and Sensors
The Xiaomi Redmi Y2 has dedicated dual-SIM support and comes with connectivity features like 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and Micro-USB 2.0. On the sensors side, the Xiaomi Redmi Y2 features an accelerometer, an ambient light sensor, digital compass, fingerprint sensor (can be used as a shortcut for taking selfies) on the rear panel, gyroscope, infrared, and a proximity sensor.
Dimensions, and Weight
The Xiaomi Redmi Y2 measures 160.73×77.26×8.1mm and weighs is 170 grams.
Xiaomi Redmi Y2 Battery
The Xiaomi Redmi Y2 packs a 3080mAh battery and it will last full day on a single charge.
Press Release Quote
Commenting on the launch, Manu Jain, Vice President, Xiaomi and Managing Director, Xiaomi India, said:
“I believe the key reason for the growth which Xiaomi has witnessed is our belief of building innovative products keeping the customer at the heart of everything. Last year, we saw a need for a device which could relate to the young at heart, and were looking for a device for self-projection. Redmi Y1 was the answer to that gap in the market. In a short span of 6 months, Redmi Y1 became the bestselling selfie phone in the country. It was found that 57% of the user base of the Redmi Y series was under the age of 24, the highest any Xiaomi device has witnessed – which is a proof point of the success of our Y series.”
Xiaomi Redmi Y2 specifications
- Display: 5.99-inch HD+ 2.5D curved glass display with a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 aspect ratio, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 450 nits Brightness, 70.8% NTSC color gamut
- Processor: 2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 14nm Processor coupled with Adreno 506 GPU
- Memory: 3GB RAM with 32GB storage / 4GB RAM with 64GB storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
- Operating System: Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9.5 on top of it
- Rear Camera: 12MP rear camera with LED Flash, 1.25μm pixel size, PDAF, f/2.2 aperture, secondary 5MP camera
- Front Camera: 16MP front-facing camera with LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, 78.8-degree wide-angle lens
- Fingerprint sensor: Yes
- Infrared sensor: Yes
- Dimensions: 160.73 × 77.26 × 8.1mm
- Weight: 170g
- SIM Support: Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
- Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS
- Battery: 3080mAh
Xiaomi Redmi Y2 vs Xiaomi Redmi Y1 vs OPPO RealMe 1
|Specifications||Xiaomi Redmi Y2||Xiaomi Redmi Y1||OPPO RealMe 1|
|Display||5.99-inch HD+ 2.5D curved glass display with a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 aspect ratio, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 450 nits (typ) Brightness, 70.8% NTSC color gamut||5.5-inch HD 2.5D curved glass display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass||6-inch Full HD+ IPS display with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels|
|Processor||2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 14nm Processor coupled with Adreno 506 GPU||1.4GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 435 processor which is paired with Adreno 505 GPU||Octa Core MediaTek Helio P60 (MT6771) 12nm processor (Quad 2GHz Cortex A73 + Quad 2GHz Cortex A53 CPUs) with 800MHz ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU|
|Memory||3GB RAM with 32GB storage / 4GB RAM with 64GB storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD||3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage, 4GB RAM with 64GB storage, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD||3GB RAM with 32GB storage, 4GB RAM with 64GB storage, 6GB RAM with 128GB storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD|
|Operating System||Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9.5 on top of it||Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) with MIUI 8, upgradable to MIUI 9||Android 8.1 Oreo with Color OS 5.0 on top of it|
|Rear Camera||12MP rear camera with LED Flash, 1.25μm pixel size, PDAF, f/2.2 aperture, secondary 5MP camera||13MP rear camera with LED Flash, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF||13MP rear camera with LED flash, f/2.2 aperture|
|Front Camera||16MP front-facing camera with LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, 78.8-degree wide-angle lens||16MP front-facing camera with LED flash, OmniVision sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 76.4-degree wide-angle lens||8MP front-facing camera, f/2.2 aperture|
|Connectivity||4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS||4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS / GLOASS||4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS|
|Dimensions||160.73 × 77.26 × 8.1 mm||153× 76.2 × 7.7 mm||156×75.3×7.8 mm|
|Weight||170 grams||153 grams||158 grams|