Xiaomi’s New Series-Redmi Y1 Lite, Redmi Y1 with MIUI 9 launched in India, price starts at Rs 6,999

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Xiaomi announces new Redmi Y series in India starting at INR 6999
Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite are designed to complement your everyday routine.
Xiaomi also announced MIUI 9 for global markets.

leader Xiaomi announced the launch of a new smartphone series designed around people’s lifestyles with Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite.

The Redmi Y series is designed for people who need a smartphone that can complement and enhance their everyday routine and lifestyle. Combined with the user enhancements of MIUI, Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite boast a large display, and solid battery life that can get you through a busy day.

Alongside the new series of phones, Xiaomi also unveiled the global version of MIUI 9, the latest upgrade to its popular Android-based operating system, which includes new features designed for India.

MIUI 9: Lightning fast

MIUI has over 280 million users, in 56 languages, across more than 220 regions. Last year, MIUI 8 brought along innovative features, such as scrolling screenshots, SMS Caller ID, Dual Apps, Second Space, and more.

With MIUI 9, Xiaomi focused on faster app launches, and a smoother UI with reduced latency. MIUI 9 also brings split screen, an improved notification dropdown, as well as icon animations, and smart photo editing featuring object removal.

The improved notification dropdown includes multiple styles, bundled app notifications, as well as quick replies right from the dropdown.

MIUI 9 also brings support for the Panchang calendar, festival cards for over 26 festivals in India, as well as Horoscope, News, Cricket News, Cricket Schedule, Football Schedule, Health and Fitness, and ‘On this Day’ information.

The gallery app now features 12 sticker sets onboard, with four exclusively designed for India.

There’s also a new App Vault feature that is just a swipe away, and can be used to hail cabs, take notes, scan QR codes, and more.

MIUI 9 now includes a new Mi Video app, which now features automatic grouping, multilingual subtitles, as well as support for more video formats.

 

Redmi Y1: 16MP with Selfie-light

Redmi Y1 is Xiaomi’s first phone in India which boasts a Selfie-light. This, paired with a 16 MP front facing camera, ensures selfies come out bright and clear even in challenging conditions.

Redmi Y1 features a 5.5 inch HD display with Corning® Gorilla® Glass, 13 MP f/2.0 rear camera, as well as a 3080mAh battery.

At its core, Redmi Y1 features an octa-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 435, along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of on-board storage. Along with this, another variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage will also be available.

Redmi Y1 has a 2+1 card slot, which boasts a dedicated microSD card slot, as well as Dual-SIM (nano+nano) capabilities. At the back is a fingerprint sensor, for added security.

Redmi Y1 is priced at INR 8999 for the 3GB RAM 32GB storage variant, and INR 10,999 for the 4GB 64GB variant.

Redmi Y1 Lite: Big display, great performance

Redmi Y1 Lite features an octa-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 425 processor, along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage. Just like Redmi Y1, there’s a dedicated microSD card slot with Dual-SIM (nano+nano) capabilities.

Redmi Y1 Lite boasts a 5.5 inch HD display with Corning® Gorilla® Glass, 13 MP f/2.0 rear camera, as well as a 3080mAh battery.

Redmi Y1 Lite is priced at INR 6999.

 

Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite are being launched in partnership with Amazon.in, and be available from 12 Noon on Nov. 8, 2017 across Amazon.in, Mi.com, Mi Home stores, and our offline partners.

 

Key features of Redmi Y1:
5.5-inch display
1280 × 720 resolution (HD)
Corning® Gorilla® Glass
IPS technology
16MP front camera
Selfie-light (flash)
f/2.0 aperture
1.0 micron pixel size
13MP rear camera
f/2.0 aperture
PDAF for fast focusing
1.12 micron pixel size
5 piece lens
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 435 (Octa-core, max 1.4GHz)
3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage / 4GB + 64GB internal storage
Dual SIM + dedicated microSD card slot
3080mAh high-capacity battery
Rear fingerprint sensor
Dimensions: 153 × 76.2 × 7.65mm

Key features of Redmi Y1 Lite:
5.5-inch display
1280 × 720 resolution (HD)
Corning® Gorilla® Glass
IPS technology
13MP rear camera
f/2.0 aperture
PDAF for fast focusing
1.12 micron pixel size
5 piece lens
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 425 (Octa-core, max 1.4GHz)
2GB LPDDR3 RAM + 16GB internal storage
Dual SIM + dedicated microSD card slot
3080mAh high-capacity battery
Dimensions: 153 × 76.2 × 7.55mm

Sandeep Saxena

GadgetXprt

@Ni2.Saxena

#Ni2Saxena

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