Last month, we mentioned that Xiaomi may be working on the next iteration of its Redmi Y-series smartphones. Following that report, there were many news and leaks about the Redmi Y3 being in development. And now, the Redmi Y3 has been teased to launch in India soon.
Although the Redmi Y3 hasn’t even been officially announced yet, but teases and leaks about the device has been popping up in China and on the internet as well. So, it may be a possibility that the company may be gearing up to launch the Redmi Y3 in India and in China at the same time. According to some teasers by Xiaomi, the Redmi Y3 will sport a 32MP selfie camera.
Earlier today, the Redmi India’s official Twitter handle shared a video with the hashtag ‘#YYY’ which indicates that the Y-series device might be launched sooner than we expected. The video hints that the Redmi Y3 will have a big battery, and the tweet reads “You never run out of juice. Y should your phone? #YYY. How long does your phone last on a single charge?”
Also, a video was posted on the same Twitter handle with the Xiaomi’s India Chief Manu Kumar Jain taking selfies with a ‘new upcoming Redmi phone’. Jain also confirmed that he took 32 selfies with his colleagues, which further hints about the Redmi Y3’s 32MP selfie camera. The video ends with the message ‘Stay Tuned an exciting message is coming your way soon’ which reveals the upcoming Redmi Y3 smartphone.
— Redmi India – #Redmi9 is here! (@RedmiIndia) April 11, 2019
While in China, the Redmi General Manager Lu Weibing took to Weibo to confirm that a 32MP selfie camera Redmi phone is indeed in works. He also asked the users to guess the name of the phone. The 32MP selfie camera will be the Redmi Y3’s main focus point similar to the Redmi Y2, which was also a selfie-centric device with 16MP front camera. But since the Redmi Y2 had the name of Redmi S2 in China so the upcoming Redmi Y3 could be launched with the name of Redmi S3 in the Chinese market.
The 32MP camera of the Redmi Y3 can be Samsung’s 32-megapixel ISOCELL Bright GD1 image sensor. The Samsung’s 32MP sensor was announced last year in October 2018 alongside the 48-megapixel ISOCELL Bright GM1 sensor which was used in the Chinese variant of the Redmi Note 7.
Why is Manu on selfie spree? #YYY? 🤔
1, 2, 3…damn, we can't keep count of people who feature in Manu's selfies. Can you, Mi fans? pic.twitter.com/Z46ukZj19M
— Redmi India – #Redmi9 is here! (@RedmiIndia) April 10, 2019
Furthermore, tipster Ishan Agarwal also mentioned that the Redmi Y3 is an upcoming device to be launched in India. Earlier, the Redmi Y3 was also spotted on the Wi-Fi Alliance listing last month running Android 9.0 Pie skinned with MIUI 10. But all the leaks and teases aside, there is no official launch date of the device in China or in India yet.
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