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Xiaomi Redmi Y1 and Y1 Lite: Affordable smartphones for the budget-conscious

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Xiaomi announced a new smartphone line under their Redmi brand. Dubbed as the Redmi Y series, these devices are aimed for the “Youth” — which is another term for those shopping in the budget section.

With the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 and Y1 Lite, you’d expect a set of features that are usually found on a Xiaomi smartphone.

The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 is a 5.5-inch HD device that’s powered by a Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor. It’s then partnered by an Adreno 505 GPU, and an option between a 3GB/32GB of 4GB/64GB RAM and storage configurations. A decent combo for its price tag.

Inside it’s powered by a 3080mAh battery and considering the mediocre screen resolution and processing prowess that it has to power, it will definitely be enough to last you for a day. As a bonus Xiaomi also added an Infrared Blaster, so you don’t have to go searching through the couch for the TV remote control.

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And of course, Xiaomi is also highlighting its selfie-taking features. The Redmi Y1 brags a 16-megapixel front camera combined with its Beautify 3.0 software tricks. The camera is also backed with a “soft-toned” flash for taking selfies in low-light.

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Specs

  • MIUI 9
  • Dual SIM, hybrid
  • 5.5-inch HD display, 1280 x 720 resolution, ~267ppi
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor
  • 3GB/4GB RAM
  • Adreno 505 GPU
  • 32GB/64GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 128GB
  • 16-megapixel front camera, Soft Light, f/2.0
  • 13-megapixel rear camera, PDAF, LED flash, f/2.2
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Infrared Blaster
  • 4G LTE
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
  • Dimensions: 153 x 76.2 x 7.7mm
  • Weight: 153g
  • 3080mAh battery

Next stop, we have the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite — obviously, a more toned down version of the former. Fortunately, it doesn’t fall short on providing the essentials.

It still has the same 5.5-inch HD screen, a 3080mAh battery, and a 13-megapixel camera at the back. However, everything else has been dialed down a little.

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The processor is now only a Snapdragon 425, with only 2GB RAM and 16GB storage configuration available. The front camera also plummeted to 5-megapixel and the fingerprint scanner has been removed.

But to end on a good note, the Redmi Y1 Lite will still have Xiaomi’s latest MIUI 9, just like the Redmi Y1.

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite Specs

  • MIUI 9
  • Dual SIM, hybrid
  • 5.5-inch HD display, 1280 x 720 resolution, ~267ppi
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • Adreno 308 GPU
  • 16GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 128GB
  • 5-megapixel front camera, f/2.0
  • 13-megapixel rear camera, PDAF, LED flash, f/2.2
  • Infrared Blaster
  • 4G LTE
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
  • Dimensions: 153 x 76.2 x 7.7mm
  • Weight: 153g
  • 3080mAh battery

The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite be available for INR8,999 (~Php7,100) for the 3GB/32GB variant, while the 4GB+64GB one is at INR10,999 (~Php8,700). On the other hand ,the Redmi Y1 Lite will be at INR6,999 (~Php5,500). Both devices will go on sale in India beginning today, November 8.

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