Xiaomi Redmi Y2 with AI Selfie Camera Launched with Rs

Xiaomi Redmi Y2 with AI Selfie Camera Launched with Rs

The device was unveiled today at an event held in Delhi.

The launch will be live streamed on YouTube, although the link is not active yet, Xiaomi has put up a placeholder on its official website. The successor to the not so popular Redmi Y1, the device comes with upgraded internals, a better camera and a new design that draws inspiration not only from the Redmi Note 5 Pro but also last year's Mi A1.

There are two storage variants of Y2: 3/32GB priced at Rs. 9,999 and 4/64GB costing Rs. 12,999. While the inclusion of something like Snapdragon 630 would have been appreciated, the Snapdragon 625 is still a step up from the Snapdragon 435 on the Redmi Y1 and should be more than enough for the targeted audience.

Redmi Y2 price in India has been set at Rs. 9,999 for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB inbuilt storage variant and Rs. 12,999 for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB onboard storage model.

The dual-SIM Redmi Y2 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC (up to 2GHz), an Adreno 506 GPU, 3GB/ 4GB of RAM, and a 3,080mAh battery.

To recap, Moto Z3 Play will ship with a 6-inch AMOLED screen featuring a 2160 x 1080 full HD+ resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio.


The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is cheaper than the Moto Z3 Play. The new smartphone has a dedicated microSD slot and expandable storage support on the phone is up to 128GB. The Redmi Y2 also supports full-screen display gestures. For the rear, there is a dual-camera setup with a combination of 12-megapixel primary lens and 5-megapixel secondary lens. The front camera is 20MP with LED flash. Though the MIUI 10 version 8.6.6 for Note 5 Pro is already rolled out, it is just limited to a few selected people who have participated in the beta program in their home country of China. Xiaomi is also offering a Portrait mode driven by "AI" on its front camera.

Xiaomi launched the Redmi 5 in India in March at a starting price of Rs 7,999. In fact, it has the same vertical dual camera setup on the back & a rear-facing fingerprint scanner.

MIUI 10's preloaded camera app is also capable of recognizing Paytm's QR codes which is undoubtedly the most widely used digital payment service in India right now.

The MIUI 10 has been optimized to deliver faster performance and it brings along nature-friendly notification sounds. Users can delete tasks with simple swipes and expand options using a long press in the new task manager. India-specific features include revamped versions of Mi Video, Browser, Mi Music, and a quick menu tab for business and service messages. With MIUI 10, the company is replacing the reply field with three contextual buttons.

I'll have much more to share on the Redmi Y2 in the coming weeks, including how it fares against the likes of the Redmi Note 5 and other budget phones.

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