Xiaomi is all set to launch its upcoming Xiaomi Redmi Y3 smartphone in India on April 24. Notably, Redmi Y3 will succeed the last year’s Redmi Y2 under Xiaomi’s selfie-centric Y series. That said, the company has now teased the handset in a new video, giving us an idea about the looks and design of the same.
The video posted by Xiaomi India’s official Twitter account shows a drop test of Redmi Y3. Notably, the upcoming handset is being dropped down the stairs, not naked but inside a dustbin. Have a look at the video below:
— Mi India (@XiaomiIndia) April 20, 2019
The central motif of the company behind this video is to flaunt how durable the upcoming Redmi Y3 is going to be. However, as the phone was enclosed in a dustbin, the video doesn’t really do a great job in proving the durability of the handset. The back panel is expected to be polycarbonate instead of glass for strength while keeping costs low.
Redmi Y3: Looks & Design
Fortunately, the video does reveal the complete look and design of the Redmi Y3. As evident, the device adopts a stunning new gradient finish at the back. Whereas, the front follows up with the recently launched Redmi Note 7. There’s a water-drop notch on top, accompanied by a small chin at the bottom. Note that the device gets a dual camera setup at the rear.
Following the same, the branding near the camera module reads “32MP Selfie” and “AI Dual Camera” suggesting its AI capabilities. As for the selfie shooter, Xiaomi has already confirmed that the Y3 will feature a 32MP sensor at the front. Moving further, the phone also gets a fingerprint scanner at the back and is also expected to bear face unlock feature.
Redmi Y3: Specs & Price (Expected)
While we don’t have the exact specifications of the handset, we expect an HD+ display, Android 9 and a battery capacity around 3,000mAh. Furthermore, the device may incorporate a mid-range chipset likely to be the Snapdragon 636.
Being a budget offering, Y3 is going to be priced around 10,000 INR, similar to the Redmi Y2. As the handset is inclined more towards cameras and selfie, we really don’t expect it to excel in other departments.
The Y-series has been following the same trend so long against the Note series; hence we can’t speculate Snapdragon 660 or a large 4,000mAh battery for this one. That said, take it with a pinch of salt as these are just speculations. Let’s wait for the official launch on April 24, 2019, which may witness more than one products.