Right after the introduction of S Series of Redmi smartphones for selfie-lovers, Xiaomi teased for the new Y Series. Amazon has been teasing the Redmi Y2 as well, and it will be launched in India on the coming June 7.
Albeit there is no official confirmation yet, Redmi S2 is the apparent Redmi Y2 for India, another smartphone for selfie-enthusiasts. It sports a 5.99-inch IPS LCD HD+ display supporting 720 x 1440 pixels and 450 nits of maximum brightness.
Y2 will be powered by Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor, like in Redmi Note 5 and certain other Xiaomi phones in India. There are two storage variants: 3/32GB priced at about Rs. 8,999; and 4/64GB costing around Rs. 10,999.
The rear dual camera of Y2 has sensors of 12 MP and 5 MP. The primary 12 MP lens is equipped with phase detection autofocus, f2.2 aperture, and 1.25um pixel size. The device is capable of shooting 1080p videos.
Xiaomi Redmi Y2 has a 16 MP front camera with AI Beauty feature and a soft LED flash. The pixel binning technology helps improve the effective pixel size. Alongside selfies, the front camera also contributes for Face Unlock.
The device runs Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9 and has a 3,080mAh non-removable battery. Other features include a rear-mounted fingerprint reader and an IR blaster. It will be available in the colors Rose Gold, Champagne Gold, and Platinum Silver.
The handset is a Hybrid dual-SIM phone, and there’s no info on expandable memory. Xiaomi Redmi Y2 is slated to be an Amazon exclusive. Further details on specs, price, and availability will be disclosed at launch.
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