Xiaomi Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite Launched in India : Price Y1 Selfie phone for Rs 8,999; Y1 Lite for Rs 6,999

Xiaomi, the company which is well known for producing smartphones with decent specifications and actually sell them for a lower price, in short, the people’s choice.After launching the dual camera phone A1 followed by Mi Mix 2,

The company is now launching two new smartphones – Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite are Xiaomi’s first smartphone which is focused mainly on selfies.We do know some smartphone making companies who focus a lot on the front camera and Xiaomi now joins the elite force.

Redmi Y1 Selfie phone for Rs 8,999; Y1 Lite for Rs 6,999

The targets audience as the youth of India. The biggest highlight of the Redmi Y1 is its 16-megapixel front camera, complete with a LED selfie light. The Redmi Y1 Lite is similar to its sibling in specifications but features a 5-megapixel camera in front, and looks like a rebranded Redmi Note 5A. Alongside the phones, Xiaomi also announced the availability of the MIUI 9 Global ROM – early November for Redmi Note 4, Mi MIX 2, and Mi Max 2, with other smartphones set to get it by end of the month.

(Also see: Vodafone Launched Micromax Bharat 2 Ultra 4G Phone at an Effective Price of Rs. 999)

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 price in India, Redmi Y1 Lite price

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 price in India is Rs. 8,999 for the variant with 32GB storage and 3GB RAM. There’s another variant of the phone, with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, priced at Rs. 10,999. As for the Redmi Y1 Lite, the phone comes in only one configuration with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage and is priced at Rs. 6,999. Both handsets will be available via Amazon India and will go on sale via Amazon and Mi.com on November 8. After that, the handsets will be available via offline stores as well.

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Specifications

  • Operating System: Android 7.1.2 Nougat with MIUI 9 beta
  • Display: 5.5-inch (13.9 cms) HD (1280 x 720) | Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Processor: 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 octa-core 64-bit | Adreno 505 GPU
  • RAM: 3/4 GB
  • Internal Storage: 32/64 GB; expandable up to 128 GB with microSD card
  • Front Camera: 16 MP with LED Selfie-light | f/2.0 aperture | 76.4-degrees wide-angle lens | 1.0 micron pixel size
  • Rear Camera: 13 MP | f/2.0 aperture | PDAF | 1.12 micron pixel size | 5 piece lens
  • Battery: 3,080 mAh
  • Dimensions: 153 x 76.2 x 7.7 mm
  • Weight: 153 g

The Redmi Y1 comes in two memory variants – 3 GB + 32 GB and 4 GB + 64 GB. The lower variant is priced at ₹8,999 ($140), and is available in two color variants – Gold and Dark Gray. The higher spec’d variant will be available for ₹10,999 ($170).

The company also announced another device, Redmi Y1 Lite priced at ₹6,999 ($115).

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite Specifications

  • Operating System: Android 7.1.2 Nougat with MIUI 9 beta
  • Display: 5.5-inch (13.9 cms) HD (1280 x 720) | Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core 64-bit
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Internal Storage: 16 GB; expandable up to 128 GB with microSD card
  • Rear Camera: 13 MP | f/2.0 aperture | PDAF | 1.12 micron pixel size | 5 piece lens
  • Battery: 3,080 mAh
  • Dimensions: 153 × 76.2 × 7.55 mm
  • Weight: 150 g

Both the products are Amazon exclusive, and the first sale happens on November 8 at 12 noon. Subsequently, the devices will be available at Xiaomi’s offline stores and partners. What do you think of this new chapter in Xiaomi’s best-selling Redmi series? Tell us in the comments.

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