Xiaomi Redmi Y2 Launched In India With Snapdragon 625: Price, Specs and Availability

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As expected Xiaomi’s Real You phone turned out to be the Redmi Y2, which is also a rebranded version of Redmi S2 that launched in China. Alongside the phone, Xiaomi also announced the MIUI10 global rollout at today’s event in New Delhi. (हिंदी में पढ़िए)

Xiaomi Redmi Y2 Highlights:

  • Targeted towards young selfie lovers
  • The Redmi Y2 comes in 3GB and 4GB RAM variants
  • Will be Available on Amazon.in & MiStores

Xiaomi Redmi Y2 Features

The Redmi Y2 gives more emphasis on the selfies and that is what Xiaomi believes to be its biggest talking point. The successor of Xiaomi’s first selfie centric phone the Redmi Y1 boasts new 16-megapixel front camera with Auto HDR. Portarit mode is popered by AI, and the software has a beautify mode customized for India. The Redmi Y2 also features a 12MP + 5MP dual rear camera miunted vertically as in iPhone X.

The Redmi Y2 gets a 5.99-inch IPS screen with 18:9 aspect ratio that supports 1440 x 720 HD+ resolution. The phones display can achieve 450 nits max brightness, and delivers contrast ratio of 1000:1.

Inside the Redmi Y2, Xiaomi has employed aging Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, which we have seen in the the Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 4 and a few other Xiaomi devices. Like the Redmi S2 in China, Xiaomi is offering Redmi Y2 in India in two variants: One comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage while the costilier one gets 4GB RAM and 64GB on-board storage. Both variants has dedicated microSD card slot which supports up to 256GB card.

The Redmi Y2 also comes with a rear mounted fingerprint sensor and face unlock feature. On the connectivity front, the Redmi Y2 includes 4G VoLTE, Dual SIMs, Wi-Fi 802/11 a/b/g/n standard, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, microUSB 2.0 charging port, and its signature IR blaster.

Xiaomi is shipping the Redmi Y2 with a 3,080mAh non-removable battery packed under the hood. It runs on MIUI 9.5 which is based on Android Oreo and offers lot of new exciting improving in UI.

Redmi Y2 Price in India and Availability

The Redmi Y2 official price in India for 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant of the Redmi 5 for Rs. 9,999 which placed it right in between the Redmi Note 5 3GB RAM + 32GB and the same variant of Redmi Note 5. Similarly, Xiaomi has priced the Redmi Y2 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant at Rs.12,999. The phone is offered in 3 color hues: Dark Grey, Gold & Rose Gold.

As a part of Redmi Y2 launch offers Xiaomi has partnered with ICICI bank for ₹500 discount and Airtel for additional data benefits. These offers will only be applicable on buying from Mi store and Amazon India.
Also Read: Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play First Impressions and Hands-On Review

Xiaomi Redmi S2 Specifications

Model Redmi Y2
Display 5.99-inch (1440 × 720 pixels) HD+ 18:9 2.5D curved glass display with 1000:1 contrast ratio, 450 nits (typ) Brightness, 70.8% NTSC color gamut
Processor 2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 506 GPU
Internal Storage 32GB/64GB internal memory, expandable up to 256GB
Software Android 8.1 Oreo- MIUI 9.5
Primary Camera 12MP+5MP LED flash, PDAF, f/2.2aperture, EIS, Full HD recording
Secondary Camera 16MP front-facing camera with soft LED flash and AI beauty feature
Battery 3080mAh built-in battery
Others Dual SIM, 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 5, GPS, USB Type-C, NFC, 3.5mm audio jack
Dimensions 160.7 x 77.3 x 8.1 mm; 170 g
Price Rs. 9,999/ 12,999
Deepak RajawatDeepak Rajawat
Experienced technology journalist with over 7-years of experience. Before embracing online journalism, he has worked with several legacy publications including print editions at Hindustan Times and The Statesman. He also has a keen interest in Sports, which he used to cover with equal enthusiasm in his early career.

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