Xiaomi Launches Redmi Y1 a Selfie Smartphone with a 16MP front camera

Xiaomi, a company well known for the budget device has launched the most budget-friendly selfie smartphone in India with MIUI 9 Global ROM. They have almost taken over the price range of below INR 15,000. This time along they have made their entry into a new segment which is the most trending one in India market. Xiaomi has introduced the Redmi Y series and has launched two new smartphones one is Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite which is considered a cheaper variant.

Both these handset are a budget smartphone with a good selfie camera. The Redmi Y1 has been launched in two variants one is a 3GB and 32GB storage which is priced at Rs. 8,999 and the 4GB + 64GB variant device comes with a price tag of Rs. 10,999.

Redmi Y1

Coming to the specs Redmi Y1 is Xiaomi first selfie camera smartphone.  It has a 16MP front-facing camera with selfie light which can be used in low-light conditions,  Beauty 3.0 which will enhance the natural colour. On the rear is a 13MP shooter with f /2.2 aperture, it supports different modes and real-time filters. The smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor with 2 different variants. It sports a 5.5inch HD display with 2.5D glass and Gorilla Glass protection. The best thing about the device is that it now comes with a two Dual-SIM capability and one dedicated microSD card slot. This could be good news for those who need a lot of storage for capturing moments. The fingerprint scanner is on the back of the phone. The battery on the smartphone is a 3080mAh battery which can last up to a day long. The handset will run on MIUI 9 based on Android 7 Nougat out of the box. Xiaomi has worked hard on the device to make it one of the best in-budget selfie smartphone.

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Key Specification of Redmi Y1:


Gold, Grey

Processor and Memory:

3GB+32GB / 4GB+64GB

Qualcomm Snapdragon 435

Adreno 505 graphics processor

Expandable storage up to 128GB

Battery Life:


Talk time: 32hrs
Video playback: 10hrs
Gaming: 12hrs
Navigation: 15hrs
Audio playback: 75hrs
Reading time: 21hrs
Standby time: 10days


13MP rear camera

ƒ/2.2 aperture
Supports PDAF technology
Low light enhancement
Burst mode
Face recognition
Real-time filters

16MP front camera with Selfie-light

Redmi Y1

Beautify, 36 smart beauty profiles
Video call to real-time beautify
ƒ/2.0 large aperture, 76.4° wide-angle lens
Selfie countdown
Face recognition

Video Recording

1080p/720p video, 30fps


13.9 cm (5.5) HD display (measured diagonally)
2.5D front display
Up to 450-nits brightness
1280 x 720 resolution
1000:1 contrast ratio
72% NTSC color gamut

Night display
Reading mode
Color temperature adjustment

Networks and Connectivity:

Redmi Y1

2+1 Hybrid SIM slot

Nano-SIM + Nano-SIM + expandable microSD card

The handset will be made available from 12 noon on 8th November via Amazon, Mi.com and in Mi home stores and all offline partners.

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