Xiaomi on Thursday launched a new selfie-centric ‘Y series’ of smartphones for the first time in India. The two new Y series smartphones launched are Xiaomi Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite.

The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite is the similar looking device as Redmi Y1, but packs lower specs. The Y1 Lite features 2GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage, whereas the Redmi Y1 comes in 3GB/ 4GB and 32GB/ 64GB combinations. Other than that, Y1 Lite is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 and Redmi Y1 features Snapdragon 435.

The dual-SIM 4G VoLTE Xiaomi Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite boats of a 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. Both smartphones have a 13MP rear camera with PDAF and dual-LED flash. On front, the Y1 features a 16MP selfie camera, where as Y1 Lite has 5MP shooter.

There internal storage on both phones is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB) and comes with a dedicated card slot, which means you can use two-SIM cards and microSD card together.

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 full specifications

  • 4G VoLTE dual-SIM (Nano+Nano), Android 7.1.1 Nougat with MIUI 8, Fingerprint and IR sensor
  • 5.5-inch HD (720 x 1280 pixels) HD 2.5D curved glass display, Corning Gorilla Glass protection
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor
  • 3GB/ 4GB RAM with 32GB/ 64GB internal storage,expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
  • 13MP rear camera with LED Flash, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF
  • 16MP front-facing camera with LED flash, 76.4-degree wide-angle lens
  • 3080mAh battery

 

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite specifications

  • 4G VoLTE dual-SIM (Nano+Nano), Android 7.1.1 Nougat with MIUI 8, Fingerprint and IR sensor
  • 5.5-inch HD (720 x 1280 pixels) HD 2.5D curved glass display, Corning Gorilla Glass protection
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor
  • 2GB RAM with 16GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
  • 13MP rear camera with LED Flash, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF
  • 5 front-facing camera with LED flash
  • 3080mAh battery

 

MIUI 9 stable update rollout

Alongside, Xiaomi has also announced the latest version MIUI, the MIUI 9 upgrade will start rolling out from November 3, starting with three devices – Redmi Note 4, Mi Max 2 and Mi Mix 2 devices globally. MIUI 9 comes with features like Split Screen, Quick Switch, Better System optimization, Beautiful animations, Revamped Gallery, Security app and India-specific features such as a “panchang calender”, Indian festival cards and IRCTC card that makes SMSes by IRCTC easy to read.

Xiaomi Redmi Y1, Redmi Y1 Lite: Price and Availability

The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 price in India starts at Rs. 8,999 for the 3GB RAM+32GB storage variant. The 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 10,999. As for the Redmi Y1 Lite, the phone comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage, and is priced at Rs. 6,999.

Both, Xiaomi Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite handsets will be available via Mi.com and Amazon India from November 8. Later, these will also be available via offline stores as well, says Xiaomi India.