Xiaomi just launched two new smartphones in India, and both devices belong to the Chinese company’s new Redmi Y series of smartphones. Basically, the Redmi Y1 and Y1 Lite are selfie-focused smartphones, and as is always the case with Xiaomi products, both devices are priced very competitively.
Let’s start with the higher-end Redmi Y1: it comes with a 16MP f/2.0 front-facing camera complete with an LED flash, which should help improve low-light selfie shots. The rear camera, on the other hand, is a 13MP f/2.2 shooter with phase detection autofocus.
Other specifications of the Redmi Y1 include a 5.5-inch 720p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 chipset paired with 3GB or 4GB of RAM, up to 64GB of expandable storage, a rear fingerprint sensor, as well as a 3,080mAh battery.
And then we have the more affordable Redmi Y1 Lite. It features many of the Redmi Y1’s hardware, including the same 5.5-inch HD display, a 13MP rear camera, and a 3,080mAh battery. The differences lie in the front camera, processor, and memory capacities: the Y1 Lite is equipped with a slightly slower Snapdragon 425 processor, less RAM and storage capacities at 2GB and 16GB respectively, as well as a 5MP selfie camera.
Xiaomi’s Redmi smartphones have always been very affordable, and it’s no different with the Redmi Y series. The Redmi Y1 retails at 8,999 Indian rupee (about RM590) for the 32GB/3GB model, while the 64GB variant with 4GB of RAM goes for 10,999 rupee (approximately RM720).
As for the Redmi Y1 Lite, it carries a 6,999 rupee (about RM460) price tag. Both the Redmi Y1 and Y1 Lite will be available in India from 8 November onwards, and as usual, it’s not known yet if the Redmi Y series will be made available in Malaysia.