Last week Xiaomi launched the Redmi Y2 in India and today, the first sale of the smartphone is going to take place on e-commerce portal Amazon. Xiaomi will be keeping both the 3GB RAM & 32GB storage variant and 4GB RAM with 64GB storage for sale today. The base variant costs Rs 9,999 whereas the premium variant will retail for Rs 12,999. As always, this is a flash sale from the company. Amazon has also listed some launch offers for the smartphone- Rs 500 instant discount on ICICI Debit & Credit cards, Rs 1,800 instant cashback and up to 240GB free data from Airtel. The sale will begin at 12 PM today and the phone might go out of stock in a matter of seconds yet again, so hurry up if you’re interested in purchasing the Redmi Y2.
Xiaomi Redmi Y2 Specifications and Features
The Redmi Y2 is a lighter version of the Redmi Note 5 Pro, but it has a better design than the latter. The phone is constructed entirely out of plastic and the device even comes with an 18:9 display. The 5.99-inch display on the front has HD+ (720 × 1440 pixels) resolution and 450nits maximum brightness. Internally, the phone has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset, coupled with 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal storage. There’s a dedicated microSD card slot for storage expansion up to 256GB.
Xiaomi has baked in the best cameras on the Redmi Y2. Being touted as a selfie-centric smartphone, the Redmi Y2 boasts dual rear cameras too. The front of the phone has a 16MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture, selfie-flash and 79.8-degree wide-angle lens. To the back, we get two cameras of 12MP and 5MP; The former is an RGB sensor with f/2.2 aperture and 1.25-micron pixels, while the latter captures depth information.
The handset sports a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and measures 8.1mm in thickness. Other features of the smartphone include Face Unlock, IR Blaster and a 3080mAh battery. The Xiaomi Redmi Y2 is the first Xiaomi smartphone to launch with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box, but still, it’s based on MIUI 9.5.
The sale of the smartphone will begin at 12 PM today on Amazon. Will you be purchasing the Redmi Y2?
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