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Xiaomi Redmi Y2 launch highlights: Redmi Y2 with Snapdragon 625 SoC launched starting at Rs 9,999 along with MIUI 10

Redmi Y2 is likely to sport Snapdragon 625 SoC along with 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage up to 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage.

  • Updated: June 7, 2018 4:47 PM IST
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Chinese electronics and smartphone maker Xiaomi is all set to launch yet another smartphone, this time the selfie-centric Xiaomi Redmi Y2 in the Indian market. The company will launch the upcoming device in a launch event in Delhi along with the expected launch of the next version of its Android-based OS, MIUI 10.

Xiaomi has teased a number of features about the upcoming device including the 16-megapixel front camera along with AI technology including features such as Portrait Mode, AI Smart Beauty, and Front HDR. This is likely to be the successor of the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 that the company launched late last year. As previously reported, the company is likely to price the device from Rs 9,999 for the entry-level variant to Rs 11,999 for the top-end variant. The device will be exclusively available on Amazon India.

According to reports, the Redmi Y2 is likely to sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC along with 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage up to 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The device may come with a 5.99-inch HD+ (720×1440 pixels) display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The Redmi Y2 may also support Face Unlock and an LED flash for taking selfies at night. There is also likely to be a dual-rear camera setup on the back of the device along with a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor.

We will be bringing you the latest announcements from Xiaomi’s launch event in real-time. So stay tuned!

Rehan Hooda June 7, 20183:55 pm

That’s it for the launch of the Xiaomi Redmi Y2. Thank you for joining us for the live updates from the launch event.

Rehan Hooda June 7, 20183:53 pm

Manu Kumar Jain is back on stage to talk about the pricing of the Y2.

Xiaomi Redmi Y2 with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage will be priced at Rs 9,999 while the 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage will be priced at Rs 12,999.

It will be launched as an Amazon-exclusive and will go on sale from 12th June at 12 noon. The device will be avaulable on Mi.com, Amazon India and later at Mi Homes acorss the country.

Rehan Hooda June 7, 20183:49 pm

The company is adding more advanced features to its Messages app to make it more contextual and intelligent.

Xiaomi recently announced its Mi Music in the Indian market and it will also add a number of progressive apps in its browser for quick access to all the essential apps and services directly from the home screen of the browser.

Rehan Hooda June 7, 20183:48 pm

Xiaomi is introducing a quick shortcut from the camera app to Paytm for payments.

Rehan Hooda June 7, 20183:46 pm

MIUI 10 will also come with AI-based portrait mode in the camera allowing older smartphones to achieve portrait mode both on the front as well as the back camera.

The company will first introduce this feature on the front camera of all the supported devices introducing it later on the back camera.

Rehan Hooda June 7, 20183:44 pm

The new update, MIUI 10 will also come with nature sounds across the entire system. Sahu claims that this is because these sounds are more natural while helping users focus or relax according to the situation.

Rehan Hooda June 7, 20183:41 pm

MIUI 10 will support 18:9 and 19:9 aspect ratio screen along with the 16:9 screens. The company has also redesigned the entire OS to modernize the interface.

Rehan Hooda June 7, 20183:39 pm

MIUI 10 comes with soft keys and the company has also added navigation gestures so that the software can make use of the full-screen experience.

Rehan Hooda June 7, 20183:37 pm

MIUI 10 will focus on the speed and design. Sahu just showed a video where Redmi Y2 with MIUI 10 was compared against the Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo. MIUI 10 obviously won the test.

Rehan Hooda June 7, 20183:36 pm

Sahu is now talking about the optimizations that Xiaomi has done in the MIUI 10.

Rehan Hooda June 7, 20183:34 pm

Sudeep Sahu, Product Manager for Xiaomi has taken the stage to talk about MIUI 10.

Rehan Hooda June 7, 20183:34 pm

Jain has just announced MIUI 10, the next version of its Android-based operating system.

Rehan Hooda June 7, 20183:33 pm

Manu Kumar Jain pointed out that the company has just started manufacturing PCBs in India and it is aiming at the third quarter to make 100 percent made in India smartphones.

Rehan Hooda June 7, 20183:30 pm

Xiaomi is focusing on the quality of the devices that it is manufacturing by testing the devices with a series of tests.

Rehan Hooda June 7, 20183:29 pm

The device will sport a dedicated microSD along with a dual micro-SIM slot on the Redmi Y2.

Rehan Hooda June 7, 20183:27 pm

Redmi Y2 will come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC.

Rehan Hooda June 7, 20183:27 pm

Redmi Y2 will come with Android Oreo-based MIUI 9.5 out of the box.

Rehan Hooda June 7, 20183:26 pm

Jain is now showing some image samples to explain why the Redmi Y2 is better with its 1.25-micron pixel size.

Rehan Hooda June 7, 20183:24 pm

The device will come with a dual camera setup on the back with a 12-megapixel and a 5-megapixel camera sensor.

Rehan Hooda June 7, 20183:22 pm

Redmi Y2 will also ensure that it can properly capture group selfies in portrait mode.

Rehan Hooda June 7, 20183:22 pm

The company made a custom solution to compare the front camera of the Redmi Y2 with Vivo V9 and the Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo.

Rehan Hooda June 7, 20183:20 pm

Xiaomi as also added the AI Portrait mode on the front camera of the Redmi Y2.

Rehan Hooda June 7, 20183:20 pm

AI Beautify 4.0 works by focusing on 10 different facial features. It comes with intelligent “Bindi” and “Nose-pin” preservation while keeping in mind the Indian market.

Rehan Hooda June 7, 20183:17 pm

The front camera on the Redmi Y2 will also come with AI Beautify 4.0.

Rehan Hooda June 7, 20183:15 pm

Xiaomi has packed a front-facing LED flash on the Redmi Y2. The device will also come with Auto HDR mode on the front camera.

Rehan Hooda June 7, 20183:14 pm

The focus on the smartphone will be the 16-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture along with AI-powered features such as the low-light selfie.

Rehan Hooda June 7, 20183:13 pm

Redmi Y2 will come with a 5.99-inch display with a brushed metallic finish and rounded back.

Rehan Hooda June 7, 20183:12 pm

Manu Jain has introduced the Xiaomi Redmi Y2. Product video time.

Rehan Hooda June 7, 20183:11 pm

Redmi Y1 was launched in November 2017 and it soon grew to be the number one selfie smartphone in the market.

Rehan Hooda June 7, 20183:10 pm

Jain is talking about how Redmi Y1 captured the fancy of youth in India.

Rehan Hooda June 7, 20183:09 pm

Xiaomi has focused on best specifications along with good build quality.

Rehan Hooda June 7, 20183:08 pm

Xiaomi has grown to be the number two brand in the offline segment.

Rehan Hooda June 7, 20183:07 pm

Jain is talking about how Xiaomi has been dominating the Indian market.

Rehan Hooda June 7, 20183:06 pm

Manu Kumar Jain, Global Vice President of Xiaomi has taken the stage.

Rehan Hooda June 7, 20183:06 pm

The event has finally started.

Rehan Hooda June 7, 20183:03 pm

It’s 3:00 pm already and it looks like there is some delay in the event.

Rehan Hooda June 7, 20183:01 pm

MIUI 10 will revamp a number of things in the operating system including the UI and improving support to displays with 18:9, 19:9, and even the usual 16:9 aspect ratio.

Rehan Hooda June 7, 20182:57 pm

The company had already launched MIUI 10 at its Xiaomi Mi 8 series launch event that was held almost a week back.

Rehan Hooda June 7, 20182:56 pm

Xiaomi is also expected to launch the next version of its Android-based mobile operating system, MIUI 10.

Rehan Hooda June 7, 20182:55 pm

We are 5 minutes away from the start of the launch event.

Rehan Hooda June 7, 20182:51 pm

The company has already teased that the front camera of the Redmi Y2 will come with a 16-megapixel sensor and AI-powered features on the software side of things.

Rehan Hooda June 7, 20182:46 pm

Redmi Y2 is likely to follow the Redmi Y1 and focus on the selfies taken from the smartphone.

Rehan Hooda June 7, 20182:43 pm

The company launched the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 back in November last year.

Rehan Hooda June 7, 20182:42 pm

The upcoming smartphone, the Xiaomi Redmi Y2 is likely to be the successor to the Xiaomi Redmi Y1.

Rehan Hooda June 7, 20182:40 pm

The event is scheduled to start at 3 PM, which is about 20 minutes from now. The stage is almost set and we are ready for another new smartphone from Xiaomi for the Indian market.

Rehan Hooda June 7, 20182:39 pm

Hello everyone, Good afternoon and welcome to the Live updates from the launch event of Xiaomi Redmi Y2.

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  • Published Date: June 7, 2018 2:37 PM IST
  • Updated Date: June 7, 2018 4:47 PM IST