Xiaomi announced the smartphone series centered with a new India-exclusive photo of Radmi Y1 and Radmi Y1 Light. It adds to the already existing Redmi lineup of affordable smartphones including the Redmi Note 4, Redmi 4A and Redmi 4.The purpose of these phones is to offer a price package for compromising on package, hardware, battery and design, which is definitely the reason for the success of these phones. On the other hand, the new Redmi Y1 adds another element that is focusing on many phone manufacturers – a powerful front camera sensor.
Redmi Y1 comes in two variants— 3GB RAM/32GB storage and 4GB RAM/64GB storage. The 3GB variant is priced at Rs 8,999 and the 4GB variant comes for Rs 10,999. The low-end Y1 Lite has just one variant that comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage at Rs 6,999.
To make sure that the Redmi Y1 doesn’t lack basic processing power over the camera, the company has included similar internals as the Redmi 4. It is powered by an entry-level Snapdragon 435 processor with 3GB/4GB RAM to aid multitasking. Both the variants come with dual-SIM support with a dedicated microSD card slot with up to 128GB expandable storage. The display measures 5.5-inch, has HD resolution (720p) and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. The latest MIUI 9 on the phone runs on top of Android Nougat.
The key highlight of the phone is its 16-megapixel front camera with LED selfie light, and an improved 13-megapixel rear camera with PDAF. It measures 153 x 76.2 x 7.7mm and weighs 153 grams. It will be available in Gold and Dark Grey colours.
The Redmi Y1 Lite is a more affordable variant which sports a 5-megapixel front sensor in place of a 16-megapixel sensor and a Snapdragon 425 processor with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. Apart from this, rest of the specifications are same as on the Y1.
Is it a good move?
I will say, why not? Looking back at 2015-2016, MI fans asked that the topmost question is ‘why XYZ phones from Xiaomi do not make it to India?’. Here’s the answer. Beginning in 2017, Xiaomi has focused a lot on the Indian market, which is undoubtedly giving returns to the company and it is good for both.MI Home, MI Mix 2, Mi Router 3C and the projection of such products are sufficient to know about the approach of XIAOMI. It is good to see how much the brand is making from the country, it is understandable that how India is important for XIAOMI.
In my opinion, when you are a known brand under a certain price category, getting more options is always better.I also believe that XIAOMI already has some really good phones, which are under the price limit for the Y-Series phones, but how can we ignore the diversity? Many people are saying that this was not necessary, but why not? It’s not that Xiaomi is discontinuing Redmi 4 or 4A, they are simply providing more options to customers.The obsessive thing of itself is a real thing and the budget needs to be kept under hindrance. If the question is about the quality of the quality or the quality of the hardware, then in the Rs. 8,999, Xiaomi is giving a good hardware, and is one of the initial testers of the phone, I can say that quality of indigenous is also worth Is worth.
Why the Y-series?
Redmi phones undoubtedly provide a great value for money but the camera was not talking on these phones yet. Xiaomi usually goes with the original 5 + 13-megapixel camera setup on the Redmi phone but it looks like a special case where the user can get a good safe camera on the budget device.Similarly, the Y1 Lite Edition is targeted for users who are satisfied with the phone like the Radmi 4A, but a bigger and better performance is required under the budget.
How and when can you buy the Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite ?
Both handsets will be available via Amazon India, and will go on sale via Amazon and Mi.com on November 8. After that, the handsets will be available via Xiaomi’s offline partners including Reliance Digital