Xiaomi has launched the company’s latest smartphone in new “Redmi Y” series – Xiaomi Redmi Y1 in India at a starting price tag of Rs. 8,999. The smartphone comes in Gold & Dark Grey color and will be available exclusively on Amazon.in & Mi.com starting from November 8th. The smartphone comes in two variant – 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage cost Rs. 8,999 while the 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage cost Rs. 10,999. For your information, the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 is the re-branded Xiaomi Redmi 5A that was introduced in China back in August. The main highlight of the smartphone is that it features the 16MP front camera with LED selfie light. The company also announced Bollywood actor Katrina Kaif as brand ambassador for the series.
Xiaomi Redmi Y1
Display, Processor, Memory, And Operating System
On the specifications front, the smartphone features 5.5-inch HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and the display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. The smartphone is powered by Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor which is paired with Adreno 530 GPU & 3GB/4GB RAM. The smartphone runs on Android 7.1 Nougat operating system with MIUI 9 on top of it and has 32GB/64GB internal storage which can be expanded further up to 128GB via microSD card.
On the photography front, the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 features 13-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash, PDAF and 16-megapixel front facing the camera with LED selfie light for better selfies in low light conditions.
SIM card slot, and Connectivity
The smartphone has dedicated dual SIM card slot and comes with connectivity features like 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS / GLONASS.
The smartphone has dedicated SIM card slot and microSD card slot. On the back there is a brushed metal-like finish with aluminum alloy frame and fingerprint sensor that unlocks the phone in 0.3 seconds.
Dimensions, and Weight
The smartphone measures 153×76.2×7.7mm and weighs 153 grams.
The smartphone packs 3080mAh battery.
Xiaomi Redmi Y1 specifications
- Display: 5.5-inch HD 2.5D curved glass display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass
- Processor: 1.4GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 435 processor which is paired with Adreno 505 GPU
- Memory: 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage, 4GB RAM with 64GB storage, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
- Operating System: Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) with MIUI 8, upgradable to MIUI 9
- SIM Card Slot Dedicated Dual SIM card slot
- Rear Camera: 13MP rear camera with LED Flash, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF
- Front Camera: 16MP front-facing camera with LED flash, OmniVision sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 76.4-degree wide-angle lens
- Sensor: Fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor
- Dimensions: 153× 76.2 × 7.7mm
- Weight: 153g
- Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS / GLOASS
- Battery: 3080mAh