Xiaomi’s two smartphones – Redmi Y2 and Redmi 5A – will be up for sale today at 12:00PM. The Xiaomi Redmi Y2 will be available through company’s own store mi.com, while the Redmi 5A will be up via online retail partner Flipkart. The successor to last year’s Redmi Y1, the latest Redmi Y2 brings some interesting upgrades, especially with the selfie camera. It features a 16-megapixel front camera with AI beauty mode. The smartphone comes in two variants – one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage priced at Rs 9,999. There is also a variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage retailing at Rs 12,999.
As for the Xiaomi Redmi 5A, it comes in two variants – 2GB+16GB at Rs 5,999 and 3GB+32GB at Rs 6,999. As for today, the Flipkart has an extra 5 percent cash back offer for Axis Bank Buzz Credit Card users.
Consumers purchasing the Xiaomi Redmi Y2 from mi.com will also get ‘Airtel’s Extra Data offer’ that includes Rs 1,800 instant cashback, and up to 240GB free data. Additionally, Xiaomi is offering a free three-month subscription of Hungama Music on Redmi Y2.
Xiaomi Redmi Y2 specifications and features
In terms of specifications, the Xiaomi Redmi Y2 sports a 5.99-inch display with HD+ resolution (1440x 720 pixels), and 18:9 aspect ratio. The handset is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, similar to the one found on Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 4.
Xiaomi has also got the dual-camera setup in Redmi Y2, which includes a 12-megapixel and a 5-megapixel sensor combination. The connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, microUSB port, and 4G LTE.
On the software front, the Redmi Y2 runs MIUI 9.5 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. Xiaomi has already announced that the smartphone will be updated to MIUI 10 with new gesture support later this year. Under the hood is a 3,080mAh battery. The Redmi Y2 comes in grey, gold, and Rose Gold color options.
Xiaomi Redmi 5A Specifications and features
The Redmi 5A is an entry-level smartphone for Xiaomi India. It offers aluminum unibody design with a 5-inch HD display supporting a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Under the hood, there is a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset clocked at 1.4GHz.It comes with 2GB or 3GB of RAM and option for 16GB or 32GB internal storage. It sports a 13-megapixel primary camera with f/2.2 aperture, phase detection autofocus and LED flash. At the front, Xiaomi has equipped the Redmi 5A with a 5-megapixel selfie shooter.
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The Redmi 5A lacks fingerprint sensor, but supports all connectivity features like WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and 4G LTE. It runs MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat and is backed by a 3,000mAh battery.