Selfie-Focused Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Introduced with 16 MP Front Camera

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Varun Kesari
Varun Kesari
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At a press event in New Delhi today, Xiaomi introduced its new Xiaomi Redmi Y1 range, with a focus on the configuration of the front camera. The two Redmi Y1 models feature a 16-megapixel front camera combined with an LED flash. According to the company, the high-resolution front camera combined with this flash simulates the effects of natural lighting and captures sharper, better-quality self-portraits.

This new range Xiaomi Redmi Y1 also comes as a surprise since it runs MIUI 9 (in beta) and will receive a stable update in mid-November. Recall that this operating system has already landed on the Xiaomi Mi 6 and Xiaomi Mi Max 2, and among its innovations, we find the opening of applications faster, better notifications, split screen (as the stock version of Android), icon animations, and smart editing of pictures.

The company claims that the latest version of MIUI is as fast as Stock Android. MIUI, despite its popularity, has often been criticized for being a heavy UI layer affecting overall performance, especially on low-budget smartphones, so it will be necessary to see how it behaves in the new Xiaomi Redmi Y1 and Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite.

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Here we show the features of the Xiaomi Redmi Y1, 5.5-inch terminal with Snapdragon 435 and MIUI 9 as an operating system.

  • Screen: 5.5 “IPS LCD HD (1280 x 720 px)
  • Processor: Snapdragon 435
  • RAM memory of 3 or 4 GB
  • Storage: 32 0r 64 GB with the possibility of expansion with MicroSD cards up to 128 GB
  • Rear camera: 13 Mpx
  • Front camera: 16 Mpx
  • Battery: 3080 mAh
  • Dimensions: 153 × 76.2 × 7.7 mm
  • Weight: 150 gm
  • Android Nougat with MIUI 9
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Dual SIM

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite

This model is a reduced version of the original Y1. The differences between this and the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite are found in a smaller amount of RAM and a storage of 16 GB: The rest of features, as you can see, remain unchanged.

  • Screen: 5.5 “IPS LCD HD (1280 x 720 px)
  • Processor: Snapdragon 435
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 16 GB with the possibility of expansion with MicroSD cards up to 128 GB
  • Rear camera: 13 Mpx
  • Front camera: 16 Mpx
  • Battery: 3080 mAh
  • Dimensions: 153 × 76.2 × 7.7 mm
  • Weight: 150 grams
  • Android Nougat
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Dual SIM

Price and availability

The Redmi Y1 comes in two variants of memory: 3 GB + 32 GB of storage and 4 GB + 64 GB of storage. The lower version has a price of 8,999 Rs. and is available in two color variants: gold and dark gray. The greater RAM and internal memory variant will be available for Rs 10,999.

Regarding the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite, it is around Rs 6,999 one of the cheapest smartphones equipped with MIUI 9.

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