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Xiaomi Redmi Y1 First Look

Here's our first look at the Xiaomi Redmi Y1, the latest selfie-centric budget smartphone from Xiaomi.

Staff   |    Published: January 30, 2018 11:36 AM IST

Xiaomi is known for a lot of things. First and foremost, it’s known for its well-priced smartphones, but you also get a fairly rounded package that includes good build quality, good software and innovation. The company’s products push the boundaries at the top of the range, with the recently launched Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 showcasing just what it can do when it comes to design and screen. But one thing that it has not been known for thus far is its front cameras.

Well, of course Xiaomi smartphones have front cameras, it’s not like you could never take a selfie till now. But Xiaomi has pretty much never made a fuss about its front cameras. It just kind of exists, and it does its job. So when Xiaomi announced its new Redmi Y1 and touted its front camera as its key feature, I’ll admit I was taken by surprise.

Priced from Rs 8,999, the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 may seem like just another budget Xiaomi smartphone, but it’s got a little something that will appeal to selfie lovers. With a 16-megapixel front camera with lamp flash, the phone is designed to appeal to buyers that take a lot of pictures of themselves. This affordable smartphone is also the first phone in India to feature MIUI 9 out of the box, and represents a new approach for the Chinese manufacturer. Find out more about the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 in our first look video, which will give you a fair idea of what to expect with this new budget smartphone from Xiaomi..