Xiaomi has just provided the budget smartphone buyers in India with another enticing option in the form of the Redmi Y2. The phone will be a successor to the Redmi Y1 that the company launched last year for the Y-series that is primarily aimed at the youth and selfie fans, Indian Express reported.
The new Y2 will be available in two versions, one with 3 GB of RAM and 32 RB of ROM while the next higher option will have 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. The two variants are priced Rs. 9,999 and Rs. 12,999 respectively and will be available starting June 12. Amazon India happens to be the exclusive retail partner of the device while the phone will also be available via Xiaomi’s official retail site.
The rest of the specification for the Y2 include a Snapdragon 625 SoC that works in conjugation with the Adreno 506 GPU as well as 3 GB/ 4 GB RAM as mentioned above. Up front its a 5.99-inch HD+ display lit up by 720 X 1440 pixels. The display has an aspect ratio of 18:9 besides having a pixel density of 269ppi.
The phone runs Android 8.1 Oreo right out of the box, with MIUI 9.5 running on top. Also, its a 3080 mAh battery that keeps the lights on. The Y2 also offers a 3.5 mm headphone jack and is 4G VoLTE ready. Other salient features include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, micro USB 2.0 port as well as a rear mounted fingerprint sensor.
So far as the optics are concerned, the Y2 comes with a iPhone X-like dual rear lens camera arranged in a vertical stack. It comprises of a 12 MP primary sensor and a 5 MP secondary sensor with a LED flash sitting in the middle. The camera boasts of 1.25 micron pixels and is duly assisted by advanced AI features.
The front gets a 16 MP camera that is complemented by a LED flash for selfie shots even in the dark. That is not all as the front cam too gets assisted by AI features such as Beautify 4.0 while the camera also powers the phone’s Face Unlock feature as well.
To sum things up, the new Y2 makes for a strong contender in the budget segment that already is crowded with several multiple options, including Xiaomi’s own Redmi Note 5 Pro. However, the Y2 can still be the best choice for the selfie addicts, the precise category Xiaomi is aiming at.