As expected Xiaomi launched selfie centric Redmi Y2 handset in India. Starting at ₹9999, this budget phone is a rebranded version of the Chinese Redmi S2 that was launched last month in its home country. Apart from the handset, Xiaomi also announced the global launch of MIUI 10 with a new set of features.
Without any change in design and specs, Xiaomi rebranded the Redmi S2 as Redmi Y2 in India. The smartphone is placed well to target next-generation youth looking for the best selfie experience. Starting June 12th, the handset will be available for sale exclusively on Amazon India, Mi India website and Mi Home store.
Redmi Y2 Specifications:
Looks wise, the Redmi Y2 carries a tall 18:9 near a bezel-less display on a 5.99-inch screen. However, it sports a mere HD+ display with a 720x1440 pixel resolution and 296ppi pixel density. Though the display is decent enough for a day usage it lacks the punch and feel of HD photos and videos.
Powered by the trusted Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset, the Xiaomi boasts 37% better performance when compared to its predecessor Redmi Y1. Though a 2-year old chipset, Snapdragon 625 still holds good and is considered to be an efficient performer. It allows you to do multi-tasking and play graphics intensive games with ease.
The Redmi Y2 comes in 2 variants - 3GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage priced at ₹9999 and ₹12999 respectively. A dedicated 256GB microSD card slot is a huge plus.
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Redmi Y2 - AI Powered:
On the imaging front, Redmi Y2 offers a great deal. It sports a 16-megapixel front camera assisted by AI for selfies and face unlock for biometric authentication. Moreover, the Super Pixel technique aids in better shots even in low light situations.
The Redmi Y2 dual camera set up on the rear with 12MP + 5MP sensor ensures excellent portrait photos with shallow depth of field. Assisted by PDAF and LED flash, it has got AI integration as well. As usual, you’ll find Auto HDR, AI portrait selfie and a Beautify mode. If you are a selfie lover, the Xiaomi Redmi Y2 is a perfect phone as it allows you to share them on social media with ease.
Though backed by a smaller 3080mAh battery, Redmi Y2 will definitely last a day. This is mainly due to its power-efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor. Surprisingly, the handset runs with MIUI 188.8.131.52 based on the latest Android 8.1.0 operating system. The product box also contains an ultra-slim case.
What’s Your Opinion?
As a lunch offer, one can grab ₹500 instant discount on the purchase of Redmi Y2 through ICICI Bank credit and debit cards. The leading cellular network Bharti Airtel has tied up with Xiaomi to offer ₹1800 instant cashback and up to 240GB 4G data free.
To sum it up, Redmi Y2 offers a good combination of camera and performance under 10K budget. If you are looking for camera and performance then get Redmi Y2 or looking for an all-in-one package, then there’s nothing better than Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro.
The online flash sale model of Xiaomi is really tiring. Thus, it is nearly impossible to get the Xiaomi smartphone in hand. Let’s wait till 12th and make it on Amazon India.
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