After a month’s wait,the Chinese Electronics and Accessory maker, Xiaomi, has brought the Redmi S2 smartphone dubbed as Xiaomi Redmi Y2, to India, today. The phone sits right in between the Redmi 5 and the Redmi Note 5 series. The new smartphone comes as a successor to the last year’s selfie centric phone, Xiaomi Redmi Y1.
The Redmi Y2 sports a 5.99-inch HD+ display with a 1440x720p resolution. For processing, the phone powered by the Snapdragon 625 chipset, while the Adreno 506 GPU handles the graphics. It comes in either 3 GB RAM/ 32 GB storage or 4 GB RAM/ 64 GB storage variants. The storage can be expanded up to 128 GB using a dedicated microSD card slot. The phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo, with Xiaomi’s MIUI 9.5 on top.
On the back the Redmi Y2 has a vertically mounted dual camera setup with a primary 12 MP camera that has an f/2.2 lens, paired with a secondary 5 MP unit for capturing depth information. The camera can shoot videos at 1080p and comes with EIS. The front-facing selfie shooter on the phone is a 16 MP camera with f/2.0 aperture and 79.8° wide angle lens. It also has AI Beautification that is said to detect faces precisely and applies make up without smudging nose pins or bindis. Both the front and rear cameras are assisted by an LED flash to lighten up your photos. It comes with pixel binning technology, Auto HDR.
The Y2 has a 3080 mAh non-removable battery underneath the metal back. The phone has support for 4G VoLTE, dual band 802.11 ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, 3.5 mm headphone jack, A-GPS, GLONASS and micro USB port. The phone also comes with FM Radio and weighs 170 gms. For security, the Y2 features a rear mounted fingerprint scanner along with AI Face unlock.
Pricing and Availability of Xiaomi Redmi Y2
The Xiaomi Redmi Y2 is available in Rose Gold, Elegant Gold and Dark Grey colors. The 3 GB RAM/ 32 GB storage variant is priced at INR 9,999, while the 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage variant would cost you INR 12,999. The phone is an Amazon exclusive product and will be available on Amazon India, Mi.com, Mi Home, starting 12 June.
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