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Xiaomi Redmi Y1 launch live blog: Follow the unveiling of the new phone

A brand new Xiaomi smartphone is debuting in India today.

  • Updated: November 2, 2017 12:59 PM IST
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Thu, 02 Nov 2017 01:29:29 pm Also Read - MIUI 13 design teased ahead of launch via latest MIUI File Manager update

That’s all folks. Thank you for joining us live. Follow www.bgr.in for latest updates from the world of technology. Also Read - Mi 11 Lite first look: A OnePlus Nord CE competitor, is it?

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 01:25:26 pm Also Read - Redmi Note 10 price in India hiked again: Check the new price here

Here are our first impressions of the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 smartphone. http://bit.ly/2zduTdu

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 01:22:24 pm

Bollywood actor Katrina Kaif is the product endorser for Xiaomi Redmi Y series. http://www.bgr.in/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/untitled-5.jpg

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 01:18:34 pm

Both the phones will be available on Amazon and mi.com at 12PM on November 8. They will be available on offline retailers as well.

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 01:17:34 pm

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite will be available exclusively on Amazon India starting November 8.

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 01:15:36 pm

Read more about the Redmi Y1 here – http://bit.ly/2h5e6Ty

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 01:14:37 pm

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite announced. Features Snapdragon 425 SoC, 3,080mAh battery, 5.5-inch HD display, 2GB RAM+ 16GB storage. Priced at Rs 6,999.

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 01:11:04 pm

Prices of the Redmi Y1. http://www.bgr.in/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/redmi-y1-prices.jpg

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 01:10:19 pm

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 with 4GB of RAM +64GB storage is priced at Rs 10,999.

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 01:09:32 pm

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 with 3GB RAM +32GB storage is priced at Rs 8,999.

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 01:08:51 pm

Redmi Y1 features a brushed metallic finish. There’s a 5.5-inch HD display, rear fingerprint sensor, Snapdragon 435 SoC, 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage which is expandable through a dedicated microSD card slot up to 128GB.

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 01:04:12 pm

All about the front camera on the Redmi Y1. http://www.bgr.in/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/redmi-y1-front-camera.jpg

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 01:02:56 pm

The ‘selfie-light’ gives catchlights to selfies, which can be understood as a twinkle in the eyes, visible in selfies. This makes selfies appear more lively.

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 01:00:30 pm

Redmi Y1 has the first-ever dedicated LED light for self-portraits on a Xiaomi phone. It features a 16-megapixel front camera.

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:59:02 pm

There are two phones in the Redmi Y series. Mani starts by talking about the Redmi Y1 first.

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:58:25 pm

Jai Mani now moves to talk about the new Redmi Y series.

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:58:02 pm

These are the phones compatible with the MIUI 9. Starting tomorrow, the stable version will roll out to Redmi 4, Mi MIX 2 and Mi Max 2. http://www.bgr.in/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/miui9-compatible-devices.jpg

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:55:22 pm

MIUI 9 fixes KRACK WPA 2 security vulnerability. The security patch is for all phones which date back to the Mi 2.

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:53:31 pm

MIUI 9 has India exclusive themes which are available in the theme store.

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:53:04 pm

There are new 12 sticker sets with 4 sets exclusively for India.

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:51:44 pm

MIUI 9 in India integrates Panchang Calendar or Hindu Calendar which also shows details on some of the popular festivals celebrated in the country.

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:51:00 pm

MIUI 9 comes with a range of customizations for India. One of the biggest change is the IRCTC card which transforms the ticket details into an iOS wallet-like card with action buttons.

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:49:21 pm

Mi Drop, Mi Calculator, and Mi Explorer apps are available on Play Store now.

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:47:49 pm

MIUI 9 makes Mi Drop a separate app. It now simplifies the process of sharing files.

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:46:47 pm

MIUI 9 also brings a redesigned Mi Video app.

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:44:07 pm

MIUI 9 has a new smart photo-editing tool. One of the features lets you remove elements from an image with just a tap.

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:42:57 pm

Xiaomi has added small animation to the icons. There are 21 icons with animation, with more to be added soon.

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:41:45 pm

Split Screen lets you work on two apps simultaneously without having to manually do the switch.

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:40:53 pm

With Notifications in MIUI 9, you can respond to messages right from the alerts you receive.

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:39:52 pm

MIUI 9 brings four major improvements. Notifications, Split Screen, Icon Animations, and Smart Photo Editing.

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:37:55 pm

“MIUI 9 is as fast as stock Android,” says Xiaomi’s Jai Mani.

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:34:03 pm

MIUI 9 was launched first in July and marks its debut today in India with the new Redmi Y series phone.

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:31:51 pm

MIUI 9 is said to be faster, responsive, and loaded with new features. Read more about the top features here – http://bit.ly/2gTsoCN

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:29:54 pm

Here are the supported devices for the MIUI 9. Read more here- http://bit.ly/2zcgKxt

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:27:35 pm

The top 3 smartphones in India belong to the Redmi series and the Redmi Y will add to it. http://www.bgr.in/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/redmi-top-phones.jpg

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:26:28 pm

Xiaomi also announcing MIUI 9 today.

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:25:43 pm

Redmi Y is the first selfie-centric series by the company.

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:24:33 pm

Xiaomi introduces Redmi Y series in India.

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:23:15 pm

“We crossed nine million units for the first time in India in Q3, 2017,” says Jain.

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:22:22 pm

Xiaomi India head Manu Jain is on stage. “It was the best quarter ever for Xiaomi,” says Jain.

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:21:42 pm

Xiaomi is now live. The company will be introducing a brand new smartphone today. You can follow the link here: http://bit.ly/2lGviQJ

Xiaomi is all set to announce a new smartphone today in India. The company is one of the top vendors in India right now, and as per its social campaigns, it is going to introduce a new series with a focus on the front camera capabilities. The launch event will kick start in a few minutes from now, and you can follow our live blog as we cover the event live.

Last week, Xiaomi posted a tweet which read, “I m not a Note, I m not a Book, I m a New Series “. Earlier there were speculations that the company would launch the Mi Note 3 in India. However, the company appears to have dashed those rumors with its tweet. Until now, Xiaomi did not have a series or a particular smartphone which it marketed as a ‘selfie-centric’ phone. Rivals Oppo and Vivo boast phones which promise features that aid in capturing better self-portraits. As Xiaomi seeks to better compete against them, the upcoming device might be well-positioned for that. ALSO READ: Xiaomi best selfie smartphone launching today: Everything you need to know

 

LIVE UPDATES

18:59 PM IST 2 Nov

That’s all folks. Thank you for joining us live. Follow www.bgr.in for latest updates from the world of technology.

18:55 PM IST 2 Nov

Here are our first impressions of the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 smartphone.
http://bit.ly/2zduTdu

18:52 PM IST 2 Nov

Bollywood actor Katrina Kaif is the product endorser for Xiaomi Redmi Y series.
http://www.bgr.in/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/untitled-5.jpg

18:48 PM IST 2 Nov

Both the phones will be available on Amazon and mi.com at 12PM on November 8. They will be available on offline retailers as well.

18:47 PM IST 2 Nov

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite will be available exclusively on Amazon India starting November 8.

18:46 PM IST 2 Nov

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite will be available exclusively on Amazon India starting November 8.

18:45 PM IST 2 Nov

Read more about the Redmi Y1 here – http://bit.ly/2h5e6Ty

18:44 PM IST 2 Nov

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite announced. Features Snapdragon 425 SoC, 3,080mAh battery, 5.5-inch HD display, 2GB RAM+ 16GB storage. Priced at Rs 6,999.

18:41 PM IST 2 Nov

Prices of the Redmi Y1.
http://www.bgr.in/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/redmi-y1-prices.jpg

18:40 PM IST 2 Nov

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 with 4GB of RAM +64GB storage is priced at Rs 10,999.

18:39 PM IST 2 Nov

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 with 3GB RAM +32GB storage is priced at Rs 8,999.

18:38 PM IST 2 Nov

Redmi Y1 features a brushed metallic finish. There’s a 5.5-inch HD display, rear fingerprint sensor, Snapdragon 435 SoC, 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage which is expandable through a dedicated microSD card slot up to 128GB.

18:34 PM IST 2 Nov

All about the front camera on the Redmi Y1.
http://www.bgr.in/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/redmi-y1-front-camera.jpg

18:32 PM IST 2 Nov

The ‘selfie-light’ gives catchlights to selfies, which can be understood as a twinkle in the eyes, visible in selfies. This makes selfies appear more lively.

18:30 PM IST 2 Nov

Redmi Y1 has the first-ever dedicated LED light for self-portraits on a Xiaomi phone. It features a 16-megapixel front camera.

18:29 PM IST 2 Nov

There are two phones in the Redmi Y series. Mani starts by talking about the Redmi Y1 first.

18:28 PM IST 2 Nov

Jai Mani now moves to talk about the new Redmi Y series.

18:28 PM IST 2 Nov

These are the phones compatible with the MIUI 9. Starting tomorrow, the stable version will roll out to Redmi 4, Mi MIX 2 and Mi Max 2.
http://www.bgr.in/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/miui9-compatible-devices.jpg

18:25 PM IST 2 Nov

MIUI 9 fixes KRACK WPA 2 security vulnerability. The security patch is for all phones which date back to the Mi 2.

18:23 PM IST 2 Nov

MIUI 9 has India exclusive themes which are available in the theme store.

18:23 PM IST 2 Nov

There are new 12 sticker sets with 4 sets exclusively for India.

18:21 PM IST 2 Nov

MIUI 9 in India integrates Panchang Calendar or Hindu Calendar which also shows details on some of the popular festivals celebrated in the country.

18:21 PM IST 2 Nov

MIUI 9 comes with a range of customizations for India. One of the biggest change is the IRCTC card which transforms the ticket details into an iOS wallet-like card with action buttons.

18:19 PM IST 2 Nov

Mi Drop, Mi Calculator, and Mi Explorer apps are available on Play Store now.

18:17 PM IST 2 Nov

MIUI 9 makes Mi Drop a separate app. It now simplifies the process of sharing files.

18:16 PM IST 2 Nov

MIUI 9 also brings a redesigned Mi Video app.

18:14 PM IST 2 Nov

MIUI 9 has a new smart photo-editing tool. One of the features lets you remove elements from an image with just a tap.

18:12 PM IST 2 Nov

Xiaomi has added small animation to the icons. There are 21 icons with animation, with more to be added soon.

18:11 PM IST 2 Nov

Split Screen lets you work on two apps simultaneously without having to manually do the switch.

18:10 PM IST 2 Nov

With Notifications in MIUI 9, you can respond to messages right from the alerts you receive.

18:09 PM IST 2 Nov

MIUI 9 brings four major improvements. Notifications, Split Screen, Icon Animations, and Smart Photo Editing.

18:07 PM IST 2 Nov

“MIUI 9 is as fast as stock Android,” says Xiaomi’s Jai Mani.

18:04 PM IST 2 Nov

MIUI 9 was launched first in July and marks its debut today in India with the new Redmi Y series phone.

18:01 PM IST 2 Nov

MIUI 9 is said to be faster, responsive, and loaded with new features. Read more about the top features here – http://bit.ly/2gTsoCN

17:59 PM IST 2 Nov

Here are the supported devices for the MIUI 9. Read more here-
http://bit.ly/2zcgKxt

17:57 PM IST 2 Nov

The top 3 smartphones in India belong to the Redmi series and the Redmi Y will add to it.
http://www.bgr.in/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/redmi-top-phones.jpg

17:56 PM IST 2 Nov

Xiaomi also announcing MIUI 9 today.

17:55 PM IST 2 Nov

Redmi Y is the first selfie-centric series by the company.

17:54 PM IST 2 Nov

Xiaomi introduces Redmi Y series in India.

17:53 PM IST 2 Nov

“We crossed nine million units for the first time in India in Q3, 2017,” says Jain.

17:52 PM IST 2 Nov

Xiaomi India head Manu Jain is on stage. “It was the best quarter ever for Xiaomi,” says Jain.

17:51 PM IST 2 Nov

Xiaomi is now live. The company will be introducing a brand new smartphone today. You can follow the link here: http://bit.ly/2lGviQJ

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  • Published Date: November 2, 2017 12:16 PM IST
  • Updated Date: November 2, 2017 12:59 PM IST



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