Xiaomi, India’s number 1 smartphone brand, announced Redmi Y2 in India, a new iteration of the Y series that is designed for the young at heart with its exceptional selfie experience. It also announced MIUI 10, the latest update to its operating software which is built for a more immersive full screen experience.
Touted as the best Redmi phone for selfies, Redmi Y2 sports an AI-powered 16MP front camera powered by pixel binning technique and Xiaomi’s own AI Beautify features. With a starting price of ₹9,999, Redmi Y2 also comes with a 12MP + 5MP AI dual camera. It has a 5.99-inch 18:9 Full Screen Display and is powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 625 platform.
“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,” said Manu Jain, Vice President, Xiaomi and Managing Director, Xiaomi India.
Availability and Pricing: Redmi Y2 comes in three colors: Gold, Rose gold and Dark grey. The 3GB + 32GB version will retail for ₹9,999, while the 4GB + 64GB version is priced at ₹12,999. A simple, elegant TPU case will be shipped in the box with every Redmi Y2.
Key features of Redmi Y2:
- 5.99-inch 18:9 display
○ 1440 × 720 resolution (HD+)
○ 450nit maximum brightness
- 16MP front camera
○ Selfie-light (flash)
○ 79.8° wide-angle lens and 5-element lens
○ f/2.0 aperture
- 12MP + 5MP rear camera
○ 1.25 micron pixel size
- Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 625
○ Octa-core, up to 2.0GHz
○ Qualcomm Adreno™ 506 GPU
- 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM / 4GB + 64GB ROM
- Dual SIM + dedicated microSD card slot expandable upto 256GB
- Rear fingerprint sensor
- IR blaster
- Face unlock
- Dimensions: 160.7 × 77.2 × 8.1mm
- 3080mAh high-capacity battery
- MIUI 9.5 based on Android 8.1