Xiaomi Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite Specifications, Price, Release Date

Yesterday, the 2nd of November 2017 was another remarkable day in India as Xiaomi had an event in which they introduced a new smartphone series, the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite. Though the phones are part of a new series lineup, they are already well known. This is because the newly launched phones are the global versions of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime and Redmi Note 5A that was in September this year in China. Take a look at all you need to know about the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite Specifications, features, price and the release date.

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Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Features

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite Specifications, Price, Release Date

The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 came with a 5.5inch LCD display with Full HD resolution, and a Snapdragon 435 processor with an octa-core CPU running at 1.4GHz. In terms of the memory, the phone comes in two options; 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage or 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The Redmi Y1 runs on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system, but it is expected to get MIUI 9 by the end of the year 2017.

During the event, the manufacturer spent much time talking about the front-facing camera of this device. At the front of the Xiaomi Redmi Y1, you will find a 16MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture and 76 degree lens, coupled with an LED flash. The camera at the rear panel actually have a lesser resolution of 13MP sensor. The phone also have a fingerprint sensor on the back as well as two SIM card slots (nano SIM) and a microUSD slot so you can easily expand the memory of your device.

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Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Specifications

GENERAL

Release date November 8, 2017
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 153.00 x 76.20 x 7.70
Weight (g) 153.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3080
Removable battery No
Colours Gold, Dark Grey
SAR value NA

DISPLAY

Screen size (inches) 5.50
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720×1280 pixels

HARDWARE

Processor 1.4GHz octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
RAM 3GB
Internal storage 32GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 128

CAMERA

Rear camera 13-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 16-megapixel

SOFTWARE

Operating System Android 7.0

CONNECTIVITY

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported NA
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes
NFC No
Infrared Yes
USB OTG Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes

SENSORS

Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope No
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Price

The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Price is as follows; the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage Redmi Y1 goes for $140 (approximately INR 8,999), while the premium 4GB RAM + 64GB storage options goes for $170 (approximately INR 10,999).

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Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite Features

Since this is the Lite version, so you should be expecting a little bit lower specs and features. The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite shares similar specs with the Redmi Note 5A. It has a Snapdragon 425 chipset coupled with a 2GB RAM. The screen it came with is a 5.5inch LCD display having a 720p resolution.

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite Specifications, Price, Release Date

The selfie camera of the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite is 5MP sensor which is lower than that of the non-lite version we earlier talked about, but the rear camera is the same which is a 13MP shooter. There is also no fingerprint scanner at the back of the Redmi Y1 Lite.

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Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite Specifications

GENERAL

Release date November 8, 2017
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 153.00 x 76.20 x 7.70
Weight (g) 153.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3080
Removable battery No
Colours Gold, Dark Grey
SAR value NA

DISPLAY

Screen size (inches) 5.50
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720×1280 pixels

HARDWARE

Processor 1.4GHz octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
RAM 3GB
Internal storage 32GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 128

CAMERA

Rear camera 13-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 16-megapixel

SOFTWARE

Operating System Android 7.0

CONNECTIVITY

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported NA
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes
NFC No
Infrared Yes
USB OTG Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes

SENSORS

Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope No
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite Price

The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite Price is $110 (approximately INR 6,999), so you can still enjoy value for money, though it cannot be compared with what you will get with the Redmi Y1.

But the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite will be available as from November 8, 2017 across Mi stores and Amazon India. So, you can keep the date in your mind so as not to miss out when it arrives.

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