The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 starts at Rs 8,999 for the 3GB RAM/32GB storage variant, while the 4GB RAM/64GB storage variant is available for Rs 10,999. The Redmi Y1 Lite is priced at Rs 6,999
Xiaomi’s new budget devices, the Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite, will be available for sale at 12PM today. The Redmi Y1 is a selfie-centric device and the 4GB RAM/64GB storage variant will be available for Rs 10,999, while the 3GB RAM/32GB storage variant will be available for Rs 8,999. The Redmi Y1 Lite is a affordable version of the phone with lower specifications, and will be available at Rs 6,999.
The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 sports a 16MP front facing camera with a selfie flash. The device sports a 5.5-inch HD display and is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 SoC. The phone is equipped with a 3080mAh battery and runs MIUI 9. At the back of the device is a 13MP camera. The phone offers support for dual SIMs and also comes with a dedicated microSD card slot.
As mentioned before, Redmi Y1 Lite is a more affordable version of the standard Redmi Y1. Instead of a 16MP front facing camera, the Y1 Lite comes with a 5MP front facing camera. The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 425 SoC with 2GB of RAM, and offers 16GB of internal storage. However, you do get the same 5.5-inch HD screen and a 3080mAh battery. Further, the Redmi Y1 Lite also comes with a 13MP rear camera and runs MIUI 9.
The Redmi Y1 series isn’t the only sub-10K offering from Xiaomi. The company also offers the Redmi 4 as well as the new Redmi 5A in the same price bracket. The Redmi 4 starts at Rs 6,999, while the Redmi 5A starts at Rs 4,999. You can check out our comparison between the three phones here.