The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite are set to go on sale today. The sale will commence at 12:00PM via Amazon India and mi.com. Xiaomi launched the new series with a focus on the selfie-centric user. In terms of pricing, the Redmi Y1 is available in two variants – 32GB variant with 3GB RAM priced at Rs 8,999, and a 64GB variant with 4GB RAM priced at Rs 10,999. The Redmi Y1 Lite, on the other hand, is priced at Rs 6,999.
Both the smartphones are available with a bunch of offers from Idea Cellular and more. Xiaomi is offering Idea Cellular users a chance to avail up to 280GB of 4G data. However, note that the offer is valid only if you are a new Idea user. On mi.com/in, Xiaomi is offering protection against accidental and liquid damages with Mi Protect starting Rs 499. Apart from that, users buying any of the two smartphones can avail free 12-month subscription of Hungama Music, and three months free subscription to Hungama Play.
Apart from that, customers can also buy the Mi Headphones starting Rs 599 and the Mi Band HRX edition at Rs 1,299.
Xiaomi Redmi Y1 specifications, features
The Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite are currently popular affordable devices courtesy of the specifications and features they come with in their price range. Both smartphones feature a 5.5-inch HD display, 3,080mAh battery, and run on Android 7.0 Nougat with MIUI 9 out-of-the-box. The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 SoC, while the Y1 Lite is powered by the Snapdragon 425 quad-core SoC.
On the camera front, the Redmi Y1 sports a 13-megapixel camera with flash, and a 16-megapixel selfie camera. The Redmi Y1 Lite, on the other hand, comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera with PDAF support, and a 5-megapixel snapper for selfies. Both smartphones come with connectivity options like dual-SIM support, 4G with VoLTE support, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi. The Redmi Y1 also feature a rear fingerprint sensor.