Redmi Y2 was announced earlier today by Xiaomi MD Manu Kumar Jain in an event in New Delhi. Redmi Y2 is a selfie-centric phone which has a 16MP AI-powered front camera with the aperture of f/2.0 and has selfie Led Light.

The Redmi Y2 is also having Auto HDR, AI portrait selfie, and a beauty mode works on 10 aspects while editing the photos.

The Redmi Y2 has a 5.99-inch display and will come in three colors – Gold, Dark Grey, and Rose Gold. The phone is having 2 variants

  • 3GB Ram and 32GB Storage priced at 9,999
  • 4GB Ram and 64GB Storage priced at 12,999

The rear camera setup consists of the primary 12-megapixel sensor and secondary 5-megapixel sensor. AI-based Face Unlock and fingerprint sensor can be used to unlock the phone, the fingerprint sensor can also be used to take selfies.

The phone will be having Snapdragon 625 processor, which the company says delivers 37 percent better performance than the Redmi Y1. It will be manufactured in India, feature a dedicated microSD card as well as two SIM card slots, and will ship with a case.

MIUI 10 – the latest version of Xiaomi’s custom version of Android – has been confirmed for the Redmi Y2 smartphone, based on Android Oreo. The new MIUI 10 software focuses on speed, design, gestures, and sound. The phone is backed by a 3080mAh battery.

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My Thoughts!

The phone is very good with the price tag of 10k but I won’t recommend 12,999 because you can get a better phone for that price tag. The 3gb Ram variant is really good but for 4gb ram variant it’s overpriced I think. There are many good phones like Realme 1 which offer 6gb ram and 128gb storage option for 14k approx and is having an Helio P60 AI processor with 8-cores CPU and 2-cores AI CPU, which is a good processor.

Redmi Y2 is a camera-centric phone and Redmi has nailed it, it is having a very good front camera of 16MP and rear dual camera setup.

Yes, the processor 625 is old now but for 10k it is not bad and after all, the phone is giving an amazing camera too. In terms of its competitors, Xiaomi has provided a good SoC whereas Honor 7C is giving Snapdragon 425 and Realme 1 is giving Helio P60 which is a good processor and in some term even better than Snapdragon 625.

But it might be hard to get hands on Redmi Y2 as it will be available in flash sales whereas its competitor’s phones are easily available.

Its first flash sale will be on 12th June at 12 pm.

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Specifications:-

GENERAL

Release date June 2018
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 160.73 x 77.26 x 8.10
Weight (g) 170.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3080
Removable battery No
Colours Dark Grey, Gold, Rose Gold

DISPLAY

Screen size (inches) 5.99
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720×1440 pixels

HARDWARE

Processor 2GHz octa-core
Processor make Snapdragon 625
RAM 3GB
Internal storage 32GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 256

CAMERA

Rear camera 12-megapixel
Rear Flash LED
Front camera 16-megapixel
Front Flash Yes

SOFTWARE

Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo
Skin MIUI 9.5

CONNECTIVITY

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.20
Infrared Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes

SENSORS

Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes

 

 

 

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Rohan Mathawan

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