Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite will go on sale in India on Wednesday, their third sale in the country since the duo was launched earlier this month. Buyers can head to Mi.com and Amazon India at 12pm IST to buy the Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite smartphones online. The highlight of the former is the 16-megapixel camera with LED light in front, while the latter is being positioned as the best entry-level smartphone with 5.5-inch display. Considering Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite will be sold as part of a flash sale, fans need to be quick to purchase the handsets or will have to wait another week for the next sale.
The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 price in India is Rs. 8,999 for the variant with 32GB storage and 3GB RAM, and Rs. 10,999 for the 64GB storage + 4GB RAM option. Positioned below it is the Redmi Y1 Lite, which costs Rs. 6,999 and comes in only one configuration – 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. On both handsets, buyers will get free subscription to Hungama Music and 280GB complimentary data from Idea Cellular (extra 1GB per day on recharges of Rs. 357). Amazon is providing Rs. 75 cashback in Pay balance (on purchases made via Pay).
The Redmi Y1's biggest highlight is its 16-megapixel front camera. This comes with and LED selfie-light, for better selfies in low light conditions. The company is also touting the Beautify 3.0 feature on it, which helps beautify selfie photos. It bears a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel. The new phone has been launched in Gold and Dark Grey colour variants.
The dual-SIM Xiaomi Redmi Y1 will receive its MIUI 9 update in November, and sports a 5.5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) display with Corning Gorilla Glass. It is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 435 SoC, coupled with 3GB of RAM. The smartphone bears a 13-megapixel camera with PDAF and dual-LED flash. There is 32GB of inbuilt storage on the Xiaomi Redmi Y1, which is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB) with its own dedicated card slot. It has standard connectivity options, including 4G VoLTE. It is powered by a 3080mAh battery. It weighs 153 grams, and measures 153x76.2x7.7mm.
Coming to the Redmi Y1 Lite, the phone has a 5.5-inch HD screen and 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 425 SoC. This dual Nano SIM phone has a dedicated microSD card slot and supports storage expansion up to 128GB. The resolution for the rear camera is 13-megapixel, with LED flash and PDAF, while the front camera has a 5-megapixel sensor. Its battery capacity is 3080mAh, and it features an IR blaster as well.