Redmi Y2 with 16 MP AI Selfie camera, 18:9 large display launched in India

Xiaomi Redmi Y2 launch details: Redmi Y2 has been launched in India today (7th June) at an event in New Delhi. Redmi Y2 is the latest variant in the Redmi Y series target at youth and successor to Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite which were launched last year. Redmi Y2 comes in two variants: 3 GB RAM/32 GB storage and 4GB RM/64 GB storage variant, and will be available in Grey, Gold, and Rose Gold colors. Xiaomi Redmi Y2 comes with interesting features such as 12 MP + 5 MP AI dual rear camera, Face Unlock and Fingerprint Unlock, 18:9 aspect ratio for full-screen display to deliver an immersive and visually demanding experience for games and videos.

Redmi Y2 Price in India is set competitively by Xiaomi and falls in the budget smartphone category. Redmi Y2 with 3 GB RAM/32 GB storage is priced at 9,999, while the Redmi Y2 with 4 GB RAM/64 GB storage is priced at Rs. 12,999. The first sale will go live on 12th June 2018 at 12:00 noon exclusively on Amazon India store, Xiaomi Mi.com online store, and Mi Home stores. Xiaomi confidently promotes Redmi Y2 as AI Selfie superstar. Redmi Y2 inaugural launch offers on Amazon.in and Mi.com online store includes an instant discount of Rs. 500 with ICICI bank and credit cards. Moreover, another offer from Airtel gives Rs. 1800 cash back and up to 240 GB data to Redmi Y2 customers. Xiaomi also offers an ultra-slim case to be shipped with the box that comes with the form-fitting design providing holistic protection. On the marketing front, Xiaomi has roped in Bollywood star Katrina Kaif as the face of Redmi Y2.

Some additional features from Redmi Y2, it comes with Snapdragon 625 chipset with one of its kind 14 nm FinFET architecture, and 16 MP AI Front (selfie) camera with soft selfie-light technology. Xiaomi has addressed durability with intense testing for validating structure and accessory durability and also ran tests by simulating under realistic environments. It found that Redmi Y2 with Snapdragon 625 chipset outperforms Redmi Y1 by achieving 37 % faster performance.

Coming to Redmi Y2 specifications in finer detail. It comes with a 5.99-inch display with a resolution of 720×1440 pixels, 18:9 aspect ratio for full-screen display and pixel density of 269 PPI. There are different display modes available: Night, Sunlight, Reading, Standard along with color adjustments and enhancements. On the camera front, Redmi Y2 features a 12 MP + 5 MP dual rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, 4 in 1 pixel binning technique, and equipped with phase detection autofocus (PDAF) technology. The camera software excels in features such as Face recognition, AI portrait and Panorama mode, HDR, and improving quality even in low light settings. It is also equipped with a 16 MP front (selfie) camera with f/2.0 large aperture and 79.8 degrees wide-angle lens for wider group selfies, and its camera software specializes in features such as automatic HDR, soft-toned selfie light, high precision bokeh effect based on AI technology (deep learning) to accurately identify the person in front and blur the background, and AI-based Beautify 4.0 for personalization: Improves facial features and brightens eyes to give a new refreshing look. Redmi Y2 runs MIUI 9.5 ROM based on Android 8.1 Oreo.

Redmi Y2 is driven by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset with octa-core processor featuring ARM Cortex-A53 with a processing speed up to 2 GHz. The Qualcomm Adreno 506 GPU pushes graphics crunching. From the storage viewpoint, with MicroSD support, up to 256 GB storage (VFAT format) is realized. It also features a dual SIM slot that accepts nano-SIM type and it is noted that two 4G mobile networks cannot be used simultaneously, so when using two SIM cards, one will support 4G LTE, while this is not the case for the other SIM. Redmi Y2 is driven by a 3080 mAh non-removable battery. Regarding cellular technologies, Redmi Y2 offers GSM, 3G, and 4G LTE.

On connectivity technologies dimension, it offers Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Display, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi 2.4G, Bluetooth 4.2. Other connectivity support includes 3.5 mm audio jack. With regard to sensors, it includes GPS, A-GPS, Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient Light, Infrared, Electronic Compass, Fingerprint sensor, Vibration motor, Gyroscope, GLONASS, and BeiDou. Redmi Y2 dimensions include 160.2 x 77.26 x 8.1 mm and weigh 170 g.

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