Xiaomi just launched Redmi Y1, its latest budget-friendly selfie-focused smartphone in the new ‘Redmi Y’ series in India. It packs a 5.5-inch HD (720p) 2.5D curved glass display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection, is powered by a Snapdragon 435 (64-bit) Octa-Core Mobile Platform coupled with 3GB / 4GB of RAM, has 32GB / 64GB of internal storage and runs on Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) with MIUI 8 on top.

"Redmi Y1"

In terms of camera, the Redmi Y1 has a 13-megapixel rear camera with phase-detection auto focus (PDAF), f/2.2 aperture, LED flash, and a huge 16-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture and LED flash.

"Redmi Y1 front camera"

It has a brushed metal-like finish on the back with aluminium alloy frame, a fingerprint sensor on the back which can unlock the phone in just 0.3 seconds, comes with dedicated dual SIM and a microSD card slot arranged in a single tray and packs a 3000mAh battery.

The company also announced Bollywood actor Katrina Kaif as brand ambassador for this series.

"Redmi Y1 Katrina Kaif"

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Specifications:

  • 5.5-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) IPS LCD 2.5D curved glass display, 450 nits brightness, 1000: 1 Contrast ratio, 70% NTSC color gamut, Corning Gorilla Glass protection
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 (64-bit) SoC with 1.4GHz Octa-Core CPU
  • Adreno 505 GPU
  • 3GB / 4GB LPDDR3 RAM
  • 32GB / 64GB Internal storage, expandable up to 128GB via micro SD card
  • Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) with MIUI 8, upgradable to MIUI 9
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • 4G VoLTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G GPRS/EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS / GLONASS, micro USB 2.0, USB OTG
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • 13MP rear camera with Phase-detection auto-focus (PDAF), f/2.2 aperture, LED Flash, 1080p video recording
  • 16MP front camera, OmniVision sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 76.4-degree wide-angle lens, LED flash, 1080p
  • Fingerprint, Infrared, Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient Light, E-Compass, Gravity sensor
  • Non-removable 3080mAh (typical) / 3000mAh (minimum) battery
  • Dimensions: 153× 76.2 × 7.7mm
  • Weight: 153 grams
  • Colors: Gold, Dark Gray
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The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 is priced at Rs. 8,999 for the 3GB RAM with 32GB storage version and the 4GB RAM with 64GB storage version costs Rs. 10,999 and will be available exclusively on Amazon.in as well as Mi.com starting from November 8th.

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