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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. Also Read - OnePlus Nord CE vs Redmi Note 10 Pro Max: Does 4G still outdo 5G at a lesser price?

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. Also Read - Xiaomi is hiding the front camera on its next Mi flagship smartphone

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. Also Read - Xiaomi 200W fast charging to reduce 20 percent of full battery capacity in 2 years

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

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21:27 PM IST 7 Jun

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.

21:26 PM IST 7 Jun

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

21:25 PM IST 7 Jun

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.

21:25 PM IST 7 Jun

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

21:24 PM IST 7 Jun

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.

21:23 PM IST 7 Jun

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.

21:23 PM IST 7 Jun

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.

21:19 PM IST 7 Jun

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.

21:18 PM IST 7 Jun

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

21:16 PM IST 7 Jun

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.

21:14 PM IST 7 Jun

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.

21:11 PM IST 7 Jun

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.

21:09 PM IST 7 Jun

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.

21:07 PM IST 7 Jun

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.

21:06 PM IST 7 Jun

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

21:04 PM IST 7 Jun

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

21:04 PM IST 7 Jun

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

21:03 PM IST 7 Jun

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.

21:00 PM IST 7 Jun

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

20:59 PM IST 7 Jun

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

20:57 PM IST 7 Jun

Redmi Y2 will come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC.

20:57 PM IST 7 Jun

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

20:56 PM IST 7 Jun

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

20:54 PM IST 7 Jun

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

20:52 PM IST 7 Jun

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

20:52 PM IST 7 Jun

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

20:50 PM IST 7 Jun

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

20:50 PM IST 7 Jun

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.

20:47 PM IST 7 Jun

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

20:45 PM IST 7 Jun

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.

20:44 PM IST 7 Jun

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.

20:43 PM IST 7 Jun

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

20:42 PM IST 7 Jun

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

20:41 PM IST 7 Jun

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

20:40 PM IST 7 Jun

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

20:39 PM IST 7 Jun

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

20:38 PM IST 7 Jun

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

20:37 PM IST 7 Jun

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

20:36 PM IST 7 Jun

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

20:36 PM IST 7 Jun

The event has finally started.

20:33 PM IST 7 Jun

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

20:32 PM IST 7 Jun

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.

20:31 PM IST 7 Jun

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.

20:27 PM IST 7 Jun

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

20:26 PM IST 7 Jun

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

20:25 PM IST 7 Jun

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

20:21 PM IST 7 Jun

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.

20:20 PM IST 7 Jun

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

20:16 PM IST 7 Jun

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

20:15 PM IST 7 Jun

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

20:13 PM IST 7 Jun

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

20:12 PM IST 7 Jun

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

20:10 PM IST 7 Jun

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.

20:09 PM IST 7 Jun

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


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