Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite, the first Y-series phones from the Xiaomi company, will go on sale for the first time in Indian market on Wednesday. The budget phones, aimed at the youth segment, differ widely on specifications, with the former a selfie-centric offering and the latter a more basic, entry-level headset that appears to be the India branded variant of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A. Both the Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite go on sale at 12 pm IST on Wednesday, via Amazon and Mi.com. the smartphones will later become available via offline stores as well. The two headsets launch with MIUI 8 out-of-the-box but are assured to get their MIUI 9 updates this month itself.
Xiaomi Redmi Y1 price in India, Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite price
Xiaomi Redmi Y1 price in India starts at Rs. 8,999 for the 32GB storage and 3GB RAM variant, going up to Rs. 10,999 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant. As for the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite, the smartphone comes in only one configuration with 2GB RAM and 16GB inbuilt storage and is priced at Rs. 6,999.
Redmi Y1 specifications
The Redmi Y1 biggest highlight, as we mentioned, is its 16MP front camera. This comes with an LED selfie-light, for better selfies in low light conditions. The Xiaomi company is also touting the Beautify 3.0 feature on it, which helps beautify selfie photos. It bears a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel. The new smartphone has been launched in Gold and Dark Grey colour variants.
The dual-SIM Redmi Y1 will receive its MIUI 9 update in Nov, and sports a 5.5-inch HD (720 pixels by 1280 pixels) display with Corning Gorilla Glass. The device powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 435 SoC, coupled with 3GB of RAM. The device bears a 13 MP camera with PDAF and dual-LED flash.
There is 32GB of internal storage on the Redmi Y1, which is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card with its own dedicated card slot. The smartphone connectivity options, including 4G VoLTE. It is powered by a 3080 mAh, Non-removable Li-ion battery. It weighs 153 grams and measures 153 x 76.2 x 7.7mm.
Redmi Y1 Lite specifications
Coming to the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite, the smartphone has a 5.5-inch HD screen and 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor. This dual Nano SIM smartphone has a dedicated microSD card slot and supports storage expansion up to 128GB. The resolution for the rear camera is 13MP, with LED flash and PDAF, while the front camera has a 5MP sensor. Its battery capacity is 3080mAh, Non-removable Li-ion, and it features an IR blaster as well.