Xiaomi Redmi Y2 is the all new selfie-centric smartphone that has arrived as a successor for Redmi Y1. It was unveiled through a launch event in New Delhi, India. The major highlight of the Redmi Y2 is its AI-powered selfie camera and dual rear cameras. It also features an 18:9 aspect ratio display and the power efficient Snapdragon 625 chipset. The phone starts at a budget pricing of just Rs. 9,999.
Design, Display and Performance
The Xiaomi Redmi Y2 has a metallic body that features prominent antenna bands at the top and bottom edges of the rear shell. The handset can be availed in three colors like Rose Gold and Dark Grey.
The Redmi Y2 comes with a 5.99-inch display that carries support for Full HD+ resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. The 14nm Snapdragon 625 chipset and 3,080mAh battery powers the smartphone. It features a dedicated slot for microSD card.
AI Selfie Camera and Dual Rear Cameras
The USP of the phone soft-LED enabled. AI selfie camera. It features a 78-degree wide-angle 16-megapixel high-resolution sensor with a larger aperture f/2.0. AI brings features like low-light selfie photography, Auto HDR, AI Beautify 4.0 and AI Portrait Selfie on the Redmi Y2 smartphone.
For low-light photography, four different pixels will merge to form a Super Pixel that has a size of 2 microns. This helps in shooting better quality shots in low light by effectively reducing the noise. The Auto HDR can automatically shoot better photos with right kind of brightness. The AI Beauty 4.0 captures amazing selfies by enhancing 10 different facial features such as eyes, nose, lip color, skin tone and more. Al Portrait mode can shoot better selfies with bokeh effect by focusing more on the subject.
The AI dual camera includes a 12-megapixel primary sensor for shooting still images with 1.25micron pixels. It is assisted by 5-megapixel secondary sensor for capturing depth information. The dual camera of the Redmi Y2 has been optimized with AI for portrait shots and low-light photography.
The handset is preinstalled with Android 8.0 Oreo that is overlaid with MIUI 9.5. It brings along smart photo editing feature can effectively remove unwanted objects from capture images. The handset is also equipped with AI-based face unlock.
The rear side of the phone features a fingerprint sensor which can be also used for snapping selfie shots. The handset includes usual connectivity features like 3.5mm audio jack, microUSB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, dual-SIM support, 4G VoLTE and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n.
Redmi Y2 Variants and Pricing
The 32 GB storage + 3 GB RAM edition of the Redmi Y2 will be available with a pricing of Rs. 9,999 . The 64 GB storage + 4 GB RAM variant of the phone is priced at Rs. 12,999 . The handset will be exclusively available for buying through Amazon India, Mi .com and Hi Home starting from June 12 at 12PM in India.
Redmi Y2 buyers will getting an instant discount of 500 Rs. who purchase it using ICICI credit or debit cards. The ICICI offer is only available on the first sale of the phone on Mi.com and Amazon India. Also, Airtel is providing a cash Rs. 1,800 as well as up to 240 GB of data for free through both online buying platforms. Buyers of the Redmi Y2 will be also provided with a free ultra-thin slim case. The Redmi Y2 will be endorsed by well-known actress Katrina Kaif in India.