Redmi Y1 goes on sale in India a second time on Wednesday, two weeks after it had been unveiled in the country. The new Redmi Y1, together with the Redmi Y1 Lite, will soon be available for purchase from both Amazon India and Mi.com; the quantities are likely to be limited, so fans will need to be quick if they wish to snag a unit when the sale starts at 12pm IST. In the first sale a week past, Xiaomi says it sold 150,000 units of Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite in under 3 minutes, suggesting the requirement for its new budget handsets is in keeping with all the Redmi series’ popularity.
Xiaomi Redmi Y1 price in India starts at Rs. 8,999 for the 32GB storage and 3GB RAM variant, going up to Rs. 10,999 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant. As for the Redmi Y1 Lite, the phone comes in only one configuration with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage, and is priced at Rs. 6,999.
The Redmi Y1’s biggest highlight is its 16-megapixel front camera. This includes with and LED selfie-light, for better selfies in low light conditions. The company is also touting the Beautify 3.0 attribute on it, which can help beautify selfie photos. It bears a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel. The new phone has been found in Gold and Dark Grey colour variants.
It is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 435 SoC, coupled with 3GB of RAM. The smartphone carries a 13-megapixel camera with PDAF and dual-LED flash. There is 32GB of inbuilt storage on the Xiaomi Redmi Y1, which is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB) with its own dedicated card slot. It has standard connectivity options, including 4G VoLTE. It is powered by a 3080mAh battery. It weighs 153 g, and steps 153×76.2×7.7mm.
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Coming to the Redmi Y1 Lite, the phone has a 5.5-inch HD screen and 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 425 chip. This dual Nano SIM phone has a dedicated microSD card slot also supports storage expansion up to 128GB. The resolution for the rear camera is 13-megapixel, with LED flash and PDAF, while the front camera includes a 5-megapixel sensor. Its battery capacity is 3080mAh, and it comes with an IR blaster also.