The top three smartphones in India are from the house of Xiaomi and that says something about the fan-following of the company.
Earlier today, Xiaomi had unveiled the new Redmi Y series selfie-centric smartphones. While the another Redmi Y1 Lite phone with the variant of 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage priced at Rs. 6,999. Underneath, there’s a quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor clocked at 1.4GHz. The UI will be rolling out to Redmi Note 4, Mi Max 2 and the Mix 2 starting tomorrow.
Redmi 5A comes with an all-new MIUI 9 out-of-the-box version and supports up to 256 GB of expandable storage.
The new series, as the name suggests targets the y-generation which is fascinated by selfies. The Redmi Y1, however, is about low costs, noteworthy hardware, and an extra ounce of selfie-taking goodness. This adds to the already existing Redmi lineup of affordable smartphones including the Redmi Note 4, Redmi 4A and the Redmi 4.
Moving on to the base, the company has placed the speaker grilles there along with a micro USB port. Just like the Redmi Y1, the Y1 Lite also comes with the same polycarbonate body with aluminum alloy mid-frame.
Colour is well saturated and the display seemed adequately bright for indoor use. It has 3GB RAM and 32 GB storage.
According to Xiaomi, the Redmi Y1 sports a media unibody design and features a 16-megapixel selfie camera on the front with a dedicated LED flash. The company also launched the Mi A1 in India a couple of months back which was the rebranded Mi 5X which begs me to ask this, why Xiaomi why? And it has also 3.0 beautifying feature. On the connectivity front, the device offers 4G VoLTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and other standard features. The powerhouse on this device will be a 3080mAh battery which can last a day. Sensors on the smartphone include an Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Gyroscope, Infrared sensor, and E-compass sensor. Dimensions measure 153× 76.2 × 7.7mm and Weight is 153g. The handset comes with a 5.5-inch IPS LCD with a 1280×720 resolution and a 2.5D Gorilla Glass on top. With the less powerful processor, we can expect the device to give slightly higher battery life. The phone will be available in two variants 3GB RAM/32GB storage and 4GB RAM/64GB storage. Our review unit came with the beta version of the latest MIUI 9 and it sure looks promising. The rear camera rocks a 13-megapixel sensor accompanied by a dual-LED flash. The Redmi Y1 runs on a 3080 mAh battery.
Xiaomi sells its products through offline channels like large format stores, multi-brand outlets and its own Mi Homes. The sensor list is expansive with gyroscope, accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, electronic compass and hall sensor. The lighter variant of the Redmi Y-series will weigh at a little 150 grams.