Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has rolled out the second generation of its selfie focussed smartphone Redmi Y1 that we saw last year. Dubbed Xiaomi Redmi Y2, the smartphone is the companies first device to run Android Oreo out-of-the-box.
Price and availability
Xiaomi Redmi Y2 comes in two variants – 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage and 4GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage. While the 3GB RAM variant is available at Rs 9,999, the 4GB RAM variant bears a price tag of Rs 12,999.
At this price, the smartphone will compete against the likes of Oppo Realme 1 and Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1. In fact, Oppo Realme 1 also competes with Xiaomi’s smartphone in terms of the features because both are selfie-focussed smartphones.
Xiaomi Redmi Y2 will go on sale on June 12 on Amazon India at 12 noon. As a part of the offers with the smartphone, Airtel is offering a cashback of Rs 1,800 and up to 240GB of 4G data. Furthermore, there is also a cashback of Rs 500 available for purchases made via ICICI credit and debit cards.
Available in Dark Grey, Rose Gold and Gold colour variants, Xiaomi Redmi Y2’s key feature is its 16MP front facing camera that comes with auto-HDR and AI Beautify 4.0 feature. The selfie camera of the smartphone is also capable of shooting in Potrait mode. On flipping the phone, you will see 12MP and 5MP dual rear cameras along with an LED flash.
Speaking of other specifications, Xiaomi Redmi Y2 sports a 5.99-inch HD+ screen with a screen resolution of 1440x720p and 269ppi. Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor clubbed with Adreno 506 GPU, it comes with the aforementioned RAM and storage.
Xiaomi Redmi Y2 runs Android Oreo skinned with MIUI 9.5. And like we mentioned earlier, it is the first Xiaomi smartphone to run Android Oreo out of the box.
The newly launched device by Xiaomi houses a 3,080mAh battery and in terms of connectivity, it offers 4G, VoLTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS.