Xiaomi is clearly in a hurry to present as many devices as possible before the end of the year. Following his first device based on the reference platform Android One – Xiaomi Mi A1 – the company used one more letter for a new series of smartphones. Redmi “Y” symbolizes “You”, as well as “Youth” and “Young You”, so it’s no surprise that the first smartphone in this series, Redmi Y1, was created with an eye on lovers of self-portraits .
In fact, we are talking about the answer Xiaomi on the family OPPO F “Selfie Expert”, the next representative of which will be the upcoming OPPO F5. Redmi Y1 includes a 16-megapixel front camera with f / 2.0 aperture and a Pixel Binning sensor. And although the photomodule is not ideal for shooting under low light, the smartphone is equipped with a front-panel LED flash. So to highlight your smile in the dark can be not only a screen. There are still pleasant little things like a timer for self-portrait and face recognition technology.
The remaining characteristics of the Redmi Y1 are not noticeable, and generally correspond to a standard entry-level device or slightly higher. The single-chip 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 system is complemented by 3 GB of RAM and a 32 GB flash drive. In stock – a 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 720p. The cost of Xiaomi Redmi Y1 in India will be 9000 Indian rupees (about $ 140). For 11 thousand rupees you can buy a version with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of flash memory.
The second smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite has little to do with Y1. The device is equipped with a simpler 4-core chip Snapdragon 425, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB of built-in flash memory. Ironically, the front camera is not mentioned. The rear one includes a 13-megapixel sensor with autofocus for phase detection. Despite the Lite in the title, the smartphone is equipped with the same 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 720p. The price of Redmi Y1 Lite is 7,000 rupees (about $ 110).
Curious features of the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 and Y1 Lite are an aluminum alloy casing, an infrared emitter for operating the devices as a universal remote control, and an unusual SIM card tray that includes, in addition to two places for nanoSIM, a separate place for microSD. Both devices will be delivered to Indian retail on November 8, which eliminates the need to choose between communication and memory. In other markets, the devices may appear later or remain an exclusive of India.