Xiaomi has established the Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite smartphones as the first members of its new Redmi Y-series, with the target audience as the childhood of India. The biggest highlight of this Redmi Y1 is its 16-megapixel front camera, complete with a LED selfie light. The Redmi Y1 Lite is similar to its sibling in specifications but features a 5-megapixel camera in front, and looks like a rebranded Redmi Note 5A. Alongside the phones, Xiaomi also announced the availability of the MIUI 9 Global ROM – early November for Redmi Note 4, Mi MIX two, and Mi Max 2, with different smartphones set to receive it by end of this month.

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 price in India is Rs. 8,999 for the variant with 32GB storage and 3GB RAM. There is another variant of the phone, with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, priced at Rs. 10,999. In terms of the Redmi Y1 Lite, the phone comes in just one configuration with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage, and is priced at Rs. 6,999. Following that, the handsets will be available via offline stores also.

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 specifications

The Xiaomi Redmi Y1’s biggest highlight, as we mentioned, is its 16-megapixel front camera. This comes with and LED selfie-light, for greater selfies in low light conditions. The company is also touting the Beautify 3.0 attribute on it, which can help beautify selfie photos. It bears a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel. The new phone was launched in Gold and Dark Grey colour variants.

The dual-SIM Xiaomi Redmi Y1 runs MIUI 9, and sports a 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display with Corning Gorilla Glass. It is powered through an octa-core Snapdragon 435 SoC, combined with 3GB of RAM. The smartphone carries a 13-megapixel camera with PDAF and dual-LED flash.

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera along with a 3080mAh battery.

There is 32GB of inbuilt storage on the Xiaomi Redmi Y1, which is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB) with its very own dedicated card slot. It has conventional connectivity options, including 4G VoLTE. It is powered with a 3080mAh battery. It weighs 153 g, and measures 153×76.2×7.7mm.

Coming to the Redmi Y1 Lite, the phone has a 5.5-inch HD screen, MIUI 9 software, and 1.4GHz quad core Snapdragon 425 chip. This double Nano SIM phone has a dedicated microSD card slot also supports storage expansion up to 128GB. The resolution for your rear camera is 13-megapixel, with LED flash and PDAF, while the front camera has a 5-megapixel detector. Its battery capacity is 3080mAh, and it comes with an IR blaster also.