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Xiaomi unveils Redmi Y1 and Y1 Lite in India




Xiaomi recently launched two new selfie-centric smartphones to the Redmi line in a press event in New Delhi, India. These aren’t necessarily new handsets though but rather rebrands of their Chinese counterparts, The Redmi Y1 is a rebrand of the Redmi Note 5A (which we already reviewed here) while the Redmi Y1 Lite is a rebrand of the Redmi Note 5A Prime. Aside from these devices Xiaomi also announced the global release of MIUI 9.

The Redmi Y1 is powered by a 5.5-inch HD IPS Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 435 processor, Adreno’s 505 GPU, 3 or 4GB of RAM, 32 or 64GB of Internal Storage, Android 7.1.2 Nougat, and a 3,080mAh battery.

For photography, it has a 13MP f/2.2 Auto-Focus rear camera with LED flash and a 16MP f/2.0 front camera.


The Redmi Y1 Lite, on the other hand, is a watered down version of its sibling. It’s powered by a 5.5-inch HD IPS Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 425 processor, Adreno’s 308 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of Internal Storage, Android 7.1.2 Nougat, and a 3,080mAh battery.

For photography, it has a 13MP f/2.2 Auto-Focus rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP f/2.0 front camera.

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 specs:
5.5-inch IPS display @ 1280 x 720 px, Gorilla Glass 3
2.5D Curved Glass
1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 Octa-Core processor
Adreno 505 GPU
3GB, 4GB RAM
32GB, 64GB internal storage
expandable via microSD up to 128GB (dedicated)
13MP f/2.2 AF rear camera with LED Flash
16MP f/2.0 front camera
4G LTE
Dual SIM, Dual Standby
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS, A-GPS, Beidou
Fingerprint Scanner
micro USB
Android 7.1.2 Nougat w/ MIUI 9
3080mAh non-removable battery
153 x 76.2 x 7.7 mm
153g
Gold and Dark Gray

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite specs:
5.5-inch IPS display @ 1280 x 720 px, Gorilla Glass 3
2.5D Curved Glass
1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 Quad-Core processor
Adreno 308 GPU
2GB RAM
16GB internal storage
expandable via microSD up to 128GB (dedicated)
13MP f/2.2 AF rear camera with LED Flash
5MP f/2.0 front camera
4G LTE
Dual SIM, Dual Standby
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS, A-GPS, Beidou
Fingerprint Scanner
micro USB
Android 7.1.2 Nougat w/ MIUI 9 beta
3080mAh non-removable battery
153 x 76.2 x 7.55 mm
150g

The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 is priced at Rs. 10,999 (~ Php 8,733.97) for the 4GB+64GB variant and Rs. 8,999 (~Php 7,145.83) for the 3GB+32GB variant while the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite is priced at Rs. 6,999 (~ Php 5,557.69). Both devices will be available starting November 8 and will be exclusively sold at mi.com, Amazon India, Mi Homes and across Xiaomi’s offline retailers. We already have the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A locally (See listing here), as for the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite (Redmi Note 5A Prime) local availability and pricing for the device are yet to be announced.



Zen Estacio is a Multimedia Producer for YugaTech. He is the team's laptop guru and one of their resident gamers. He has a monthly column compiling the latest and greatest the Nintendo Switch has to offer. Aside from that, he regularly writes gaming news, reviews, and impressions. You can hit him up at @papanZEN

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4 Responses

  1. Jesus Nepomuceno says:

    Oppo Redmi? check the SPECS…

  2. Albert Gerson says:

    Oppo Redmi.hahaha

  3. tae says:

    Mangangatog na ang Oppo at Vivo, kaya pala na ganyan lang ang presyo ng mga selfie ek ek phones nila. Tapos kung presyuhan nila dito, and please nakakasawa na makita mukha ni sarah geronimo at stephen curry sa malls please.

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