At the event today held in India, Xiaomi introduced two new smartphones, Redmi Y1 and the Redmi Y1 Lite. Similar devices were launched a few months back in China with the model name: Redmi Note 5A Prime and Redmi Note 5A.
Redmi Y1 features 5.5inch IPS LCD display with 1920x1080pixel resolution. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 Octa-core CPU and Adreno 505 GPU. Redmi Y1 runs of MIUI 9 based on Android Nougat right out of the box.
Xiaomi does not want to get left behind in Selfie competition. That’s why they have thrown a 16MP front facing selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture, 76-degree lens and LED flash (Vivo, OPPO-Cough cough). On the back we are getting a regular 13MP camera with f /2.2 aperture, phase detection autofocus and LED flash. It also comes with fingerprint sensor on the back and a trio SIM card slot where you can use two SIM cards and a MicroSD card at the same time (Kudos Xiaomi). It is backed up by 3080mAh battery, which should last for a day in moderate usage.
Redmi Y1 comes in two variants: 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM variant is priced at INR 8,999 (~NPR 14,398) whereas 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM variant is priced at INR 10,999 (~NPR 17,598).
Redmi Y1 Lite (a.k.a Redmi Note 5A in Nepal) features 5.5inch IPS LCD display with 1280x720pixel resolution. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC with 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM. Regarding cameras, Redmi Y1 Lite has a 13MP sensor on the back and 5MP sensor on the front. Other specs are similar to Redmi Y1, but Redmi Y1 Lite does not come with a fingerprint sensor.
Redmi Y1 Lite is priced at INR 6,999 (~NPR 11,198). Both devices will be available from November 8 in India through Mi store and Amazon India.
Redmi Note 5A is already available in Nepal at Rs.17,499 whereas we might see Redmi Note 5A Prime very soon in Nepali market too.