Xiaomi launches Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite at Rs 8,999 and Rs 6,999 respectively

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Xiaomi launches Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite at Rs 8,999 and Rs 6,999 respectively

Xiaomi today introduced a new series of phones in the Indian market with the launch of the Redmi Y1 and Y1 Lite at an event in New Delhi.

Redmi Y1The relatively more expensive Y1 comes a 16 MP front-facing camera at a price tag of Rs 8,999 for the 3 GB+32 GB RAM+storage variant. The 4 GB+64 GB variant will be available for Rs 10,999. Both variants are available in gold and black colour options. Internally, the device is powered by a Snapdragon 435 chip that’s clocked up to 1.4 GHz. It also supports Quick Charge 3.0.

The Redmi Y1 which could be seen as the successor to the Redmi 4 series of phones and is the first smartphone in its price range to feature a 16 MP selfie shooter. The smartphone will be sold exclusively on Mi.com and Amazon.in.

The device features a plastic build with a 5.5-inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 1280×720.

The primary camera here is a 13 MP shooter with autofocus and an LED flash. The front-facing 16 MP camera also features a flash alongside for low-light selfies. The Redmi Y1 runs Android Nougat 7.1.2 out of the box featuring Xiaomi’s MIUI 9. The smartphone also gets a 3,080 mAh non-removable battery unit.

Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS and an infrared port. Also available is a standard micro USB port for charging and data transfers.

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The Redmi Y1 Lite is a toned down version of the Y1 for Rs 6,999. The Lite versionRedmi Y1 Lite features a 5.5-inch HD display, but comes with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB of storage. You get a dedicated microSD slot, a 13 MP rear camera and the same 3,080 mAh battery. An IR blaster lets you use the phone as a universal remote.

This device is powered by the more battery-sensitive Snapdragon 425 chip and runs MIUI 9 on top of  Android Nougat 7.1.2.

The devices will be available on Mi.com and Amazon India as well as at offline retail channels. Also announced was a partnership with Reliance Digital.

The devices will ship from 8 November.

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