Xiaomi Redmi Y2 spotted online ahead of June 7 launch; to feature 3GB RAM and Android 8.1 Oreo

The Xiaomi Redmi S2 is likely be rebranded as the Redmi Y2 for the Indian market.

  • Published: May 29, 2018 4:50 PM IST
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Xiaomi recently scheduled an event in India for June 7, where it is speculated to launch a new Redmi smartphone. However, it wasn’t clear if the phone was going to be called the Redmi S2 or Redmi Y2. But now the smartphone seems to have made an appearance on a benchmarking website, where it is clearly stated as Redmi Y2.

The phone will serve as a successor to last year’s selfie-centric Redmi Y1. A teaser released by Xiaomi had also hinted at the phone’s selfie capabilities, which was the first clue for the device being dubbed as Redmi Y2. The smartphone was spotted on Geekbench by MySmartPrice, where it managed to score 843 points in the single-core test, and 4,196 points in the multi-core test.

Xiaomi Redmi Y2 specifications and features

Based on the Geekbench listing, the Redmi Y2 comes with a 2GHz processor, which reports have hinted is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC. The smartphone is said to be coming with 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. However, a 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant is also expected. The listing also reveals that the phone will be running Android 8.1 Oreo OS.

The device is said to feature a 5.99-inch HD+ display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. In the optics department, the phone will likely be sporting a dual-rear camera setup that will consist of a 12-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors. At the front, the smartphone is said to boast a 16-megapixel sensor, which will also be equipped with a soft LED flash.

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The phone is likely to carry dual-SIM slots, and will support 4G LTE. Other connectivity options include Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, and a micro-USB port. Under the hood will be a 3,080mAh battery fueling the device.

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  • Published Date: May 29, 2018 4:50 PM IST