Xiaomi Redmi Y1, Redmi Y1 Lite to go on sale via Amazon in India today

Xiaomi’s recently announced budget smartphone in the new series, the Redmi Y1 and the Redmi Y1 Lite, will be going on sales in India today (November 8). The two smartphones will be going up for grabs from 12 PM IST from Amazon India and Mi.com website. They will later be arriving at offline channels as well. The duo is also the first in line to get MIUI 9.
The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 is priced at Rs 8,999 and Rs 10,999 for the 3GB RAM+32GB storage version and 4GB RAM+64GB storage variants. The less powerful Redmi Y1 Lite is priced at Rs 6,999 for the 2GB RAM + 16GB storage version. It comes in only in one variant.
The dual-SIM (Nano) supporting Xiaomi Redmi Y1 runs MIUI based on Android OS and sports a 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection on top. It is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor, clubbed with 3GB RAM and Adreno 505 GPU.
The new smartphone includes 32GB/64GB of inbuilt storage. However, users can expand the storage space using a microSD card. Selfie lovers get a 16MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, 76.4-degree wide angle sensor and a dedicated flash along with the Beautify feature. There is a 13MP rear camera with PDAF and f/2.2 aperture
The made-in-India Xiaomi Redmi Y1 also has a fingerprint sensor at the back and comes in the Gold and Dark Grey colour variant. There is an infrared sensor included as well.
Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite has the same display as the Redmi Y1. It runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, clubbed with 2GB RAM and 16GB inbuilt storage. The smartphone is backed by a 3080mAh battery and supports a microSD card (up to 128GB) like the Redmi Y1. There is a 13MP camera as well.
Along with the two smartphones, Xiaomi also introduced MIUI 9 in India. The MIUI 9 brings features such as Xiaomi’s Smart Assistant, built-in Image Search and a new file system among other features. Based on Android 7.0 Nougat, the new user interface’s Smart Assistant lets you search for images in the gallery based on names and locations, something similar to what Google has for the Photos app. It also has some India-specific features.
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