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Xiaomi's new Redmi Y1 & Y1 Lite Unboxing pictures and Specifications.



Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has just launched two new selfie-centric smartphones, the Xiaomi Redmi Y1, and the Redmi Y1 Lite here in India. These are selfie centric devices and with this, Xiaomi aims to compete with the likes of Oppo and Vivo. Both come with a 16MP front-facing camera with a Selfie flash.

With the launch of Redmi 4, a new benchmark was set for mid-range devices in India. It easily paved its way to secure the title 'Best smartphone of 2017' by NDTV Gadget Guru. The expectations rose up further and everyone speculated about the next Redmi device from Xiaomi. Surprisingly, Redmi Y1 is here to draw your attention to an entirely new series which features powerful specs than ever before. In this thread, we present you the unboxing and hands-on pictures of Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 lite. Sit tight and enjoy the photo gallery!

Although the phone is sold as Redmi 5A and Prime, but Xiaomi started using another series as it may be confusing and might pull another Samsung like its J series.

Redmi Y1:

Overview:

The box primary comes with a vibrant red color On the side, we have a Redmi Y1 logo. The top of the box comes with a seal.

'Made In India' logo and primary specs on the back.
The box contents and some literature
Redmi Y1 running MIUI 9
The top has sensors, 16MP selfie camera and selfie light.
On the right we have a power button and volume rockers
On the left, we have dual SIM + dedicated SD card tray
Fingerprint sensor and 13MP rear camera with flash on the back
Noise cancelling mic, IR blaster and 3.5mm jack on the top
Speaker grill, microphone and MicroUSB port are located at the bottom.

Specifications:

Coming to the hardware, the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 comes with a Snapdragon 435 Octa-core processor. This processor is accompanied by up to 3GB / 4GB RAM and 32GB / 64GB internal storage. You can use a MicroSD card to expand storage up to 128GB. It comes with a        dedicated MicroSD card slot.

Since it is a Selfie-centric device, let us start with the cameras this time. The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 sports a 16MP front-facing camera with selfie flash. At the back, the device features a 13MP primary camera.


With a plastic build, the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 features a 5.5 inch HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. On the back of the phone, you will find a fingerprint sensor below the camera. It is a fast sensor and lets you unlock your phone quickly.

Packing the latest MIUI 9, the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 comes with Android 7.1.1 Nougat. While Android updates on Xiaomi phones are slow, they keep the MIUI updated to keep providing new features on your phone. The latest MIUI 9 also comes with software optimizations that allow smoother app switching and multitasking.

Powered by a 3,080 mAh battery, the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 is a Dual SIM 4G VoLTE compatible smartphone. Other connectivity options on the phone include Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, IR blaster, Micro USB port and a 3.5mm earphone jack.

Pricing and Availability:


The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 will be available in two variants. The 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage are priced at Rs. 8,999 and the 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage variant has been priced at Rs. 10,999.

Y1 will be available as Amazon exclusives from November 9. Apart from this, the device will also be sold via Xiaomi preferred partners, Mi Home stores and Reliance Digital.

Redmi Y1 Lite:

Overview:

The primary box of Redmi Y1 Lite.
Basic specs on the back.
In-box contents and some literature.

The design language and slots placement remain same as Redmi Y1 and the back of the device with 13 MP rear camera and a flash.

Specifications:

Coming to the more affordable Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite, you get the same display and cameras as the Xiaomi Redmi Y1. The difference lies in the hardware here. With the Redmi Y1 Lite, you get a Snapdragon 425 processor, 2GB RAM with 16GB internal.

There is also expandable memory via MicroSD card up to 128GB. The battery is also the same 3,080 mAh unit.


Pricing And Availability:


 The Redmi Y1 Lite is priced at Rs. 6,999.

Both phones will be available as Amazon exclusives from November 9. Apart from this, the device will also be sold via Xiaomi preferred partners, Mi Home stores and Reliance Digital.


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