Chinese electronics company Xiaomi launched the selfie-centric Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite smartphones on Thursday and announced the release of the global version of MIUI 9 -- an upgrade to its customised Android-based operating system (OS). In a press event in Delhi today, Xiaomi introduced a new Y series of Redmi smartphones, which focuses on the front camera setup. The high-resolution front camera comes with a LED selfie-light which imitates the effect of natural lighting and gives you sharper selfies.
Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Price, Specifications and Release Date
Redmi Y1 has been launched at a price point of Rs 8,999 for 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant and Rs 10,999 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant. Redmi Y1 is Xiaomi's first smartphone in India which features selfie light and a 16 MP front facing camera. It has a 13MP f/2.0 rear camera. It will go online for sale from November 8 exclusively on Amazon.in.
Redmi Y1 houses Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 octa-core chipset, a dedicated micro-SD card slot and dual-SIM (nano+nano) slots. The fingerprint sensor is placed at the rear of the device.
It has 5.5 inch HD display with Corning Gorilla glass and is powered by a 3,080mAh battery.
Redmi Y1 Lite Price, Features and Specifications
Redmi Y1 Lite is the cheaper sibling in the selfie-centric series at a price of Rs 6,999.
Just like Redmi Y1, it has 5.5 inch HD display with Corning Gorilla glass and is powered by a 3,080mAh battery.
Meanwhile, Redmi Y1 Lite features an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, sports a dedicated micro-SD card slot with dual-SIM (nano+nano) capabilities and 5.5 inch HD display.
Similar to Redmi Y1, the smartphone features a 13 MP f/2.0 rear camera and is powered by a 3080mAh battery.
Meanwhile, MIUI 9 upgrade will start rolling out from November 3, starting with three devices -- Mi Max 2, Mi Mix 2 and Redmi Note 4 smartphones. The update includes India-specific features such as a "panchang calender", Indian festival cards and IRCTC card that makes SMSes by IRCTC easy to read.
According to Jai Mani, Lead Product Manager, Xiaomi India, MIUI 9 will be as fast as stock Android OS. The new OS based on Android Nougat also supports three major style notifications which are multiple styles, bundling notifications and quick replies.
(With IANS Inputs)