Coming to the hardware, the Redmi Y1 is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 435 Mobile Platform with Adreno 505 GPU to handle the graphics.
Xiaomi also took the opportunity to announce the global rollout of its MIUI 9 experience. The characteristics of new gadgets it is worth noting that on Board each of the devices integrated front camera with a resolution of 16 megapixels and a flash of Light Selfie, which together will provide excellent quality photos.
Four new features were highlighted in the event - notifications, split screen, app icons and photo editing.
The relatively more expensive Redmi Y1 has been launched at a price point of ₹8,999 for 3GB RAM and 32GB storage model and ₹10,999 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant., while toned down version, Redmi Y1 Lite at a price of ₹6,999.
The frame of the Mi Mix 2 is made up of Aluminium alloy, whereas the rear part is a four sided curved ceramic. Recently we came to know about the probable pricing of the smartphone, and now a render leaked on the internet has indicated the probable design and key specs of this much-awaited smartphone.
Xiaomi's custom Android skin, MIUI 9's Global ROM was launched yesterday at an event alongside the Redmi Y1 and the Redmi Y1 Lite. We've summarized the more important ones in a gallery at the end of this post. The Flagship gives tough fight to the likes of OnePlus 5 and Galaxy S8. Following its first Android One phone, the Xaomi Mi A1, it has adopted another single letter to kickstart its new line of smartphones. Further, it comes with three major style of notifications - Multiple Styles, Bundling Notifications and Quick Replies.
One of the most selling phones of Xiaomi, Redmi Note 4 is available at $137. The phone has all the connectivity options such as 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, and GPS. Sadly, there is no headphone jack, water resistance and microSD card support. The back camera, however, does have a 13 megapixel PDAF sensor. The notifications will also be bundled in accordance with the application.
Actor Katrina Kaif said, "I am super pleased to be endorsing a product series which has been designed to enhance everyday routine and complement everyone's lifestyle, as I personally believe in that philosophy". The Y series of Xiaomi is for the youth of the nation. Will you be getting one?