Under the selfie-focused series Xiaomi launched two new smartphones in India today. The new Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite smartphones come under the budget smartphone category.
Redmi Y1 comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant is available at a price of Rs 8,999 while the 4GB RAM and 64GB version will cost Rs 10,999.
While, Redmi Y1 Lite will be priced at Rs 6,999, though this one has a regular 5MP front camera. You can buy both these phones online on Amazon India and Mi.com starting November 8.
Features of the phones:
Redmi Y1 comes with a LED flash on the front and 16MP front camera withf/2.0 aperture, 13MP rear camera with PDAF, It also has a 5.5-inch HD display, Corning Gorilla glass on top, rear fingerprint sensor. The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor, 3GB/4GB RAM and 32/64GB storage, which is expandable.
It is a dual SIM phone and Xiaomi has dedicated microSD card slot for expanding the storage.
The Redmi Y1 Lite, also a 5.5-inch HD display, It has a 3080 mAh battery which is slightly less. The smartphone has a 13MP rear camera and a dedicated SIM slot as well. Y1 Lite is powered by the Snapdragon 425 processor and comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. The front camera is 5MP on this smartphone. Both smartphones support up to 128GB storage via the microSD slot.
Xiaomi has also announced MIUI 9 for its smartphones in India. Company claims that this new UI is faster than its previous MIUI 8. Xiaomi also claims its MIUI9 is just as fast as stock Android when it comes to performance.
These are the devices that will receive the new MIUI 9:
MI Mix 2, Mi Note 3, Mi 6, Mi Max 2, Redmi Note 4, Redmi Note 4X, Redmi Note 5A, Redmi 4, Redmi Y1, Redmi Y1s
Mi Mix. Mi Note 2, Mi 5, Mi 5s, MI 5s Plus, Mi Max, Mi Max Prime, Redmi Note 3, Redmi 3, Redmi 3s, Redmi 4, Redmi 4A
Mi Note, Mi 4i, Redmi 2, Redmi 2 Prime, Redmi Note 4G, Redmi Note 2,
Mi 4, Redmi Note 4G