Xiaomi recently launched two new budget centric smartphones, the Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite in India. The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 is aimed at the selfie centric consumer, while the Y1 Lite is Xiaomi’s first phone under Rs 7,000 which offers a 5.5-inch display. Both the smartphones will go on sale at 12PM on November 8, via Amazon and Mi.com. The two smartphones run on MIUI 8 out-of-the-box, but Xiaomi has assured the MIUI 9 update for the devices by the end of November. Both the Redmi Y1 and the Redmi Y1 Lite will be available in Grey and Gold colour options.
The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 is available in two variants. Its 3GB RAM and 32GB storage model is priced at Rs 8,999, whereas the 4GB RAM and 64GB variant will cost Rs 10,999. The Redmi Y1 Lite is available in only one configuration of 2GB RAM and 16GB of onboard storage and is priced at Rs 6,999.
The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 SoC and as mentioned above, is available in two configurations. It comes in a 3GB RAM/32GB internal storage variant and a 4GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage option as well. The internal storage can be further expanded upto 128GB via a microSD card.
The Redmi Y1 features a 5.5-inch HD display with Corning Gorilla glass protection. The main highlight of the smartphone is its 16MP front facing camera with an LED flash. It sports a 13MP rear camera with PDAF and HDR support. It is backed by a 3080mAh battery. You can read our first impressions of the Redmi Y1 here.
The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite, is a watered down version of the Redmi Y1. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 platform and comes with 2GB RAM. It sports 16GB of onboard storage, which can be further expanded upto 128GB using a microSD card. The device features a 5.5-inch 720p display, same as the Redmi Y1. The Redmi Y1 Lite sports a 13MP rear camera with PDAF support and an LED flash and comes with a 5MP front facing camera. It is powered by a 3080mAh battery.