Xiaomi has announced the Redmi Y2 smartphone, a rebranded version of the Redmi S2. The smartphone is also the successor to the Redmi Y1, which was released back in November 2017.
The Redmi Y2 has several improvements over the Redmi Y1. One of the biggest is going from the Snapdragon 435 processor to a Snapdragon 625 processor. The smartphone is also about the cameras and it does have some improvement over the Redmi Y1. This time, the smartphone has a dual camera setup of 12MP and 5MP. The front camera is 16MP.
Here are the rest of the specs:
- 5.99-inch display.
- Fingerprint scanner.
- 3,080 mAh battery. The battery capacity is the same from the Redmi Y1.
- 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage/4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
- Android 8.1.
Design, Variants and Other Announcements
The design of the Redmi Y2 is quite similar to the one from the Redmi Note 5 Pro. The device has a vertical camera, similar to the one seen on the Mi Mix 2s. There is also a fingerprint scanner on the back. The big difference between the two is that Xiaomi’s latest device has a plastic body instead of the metal on the Redmi Note 5 Pro.
Xiaomi has announced two variants for the Redmi Y2. The base model has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. The second variant offers 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
The smartphones are an Amazon India exclusive and will go on sale on June 12. The base version has a price of Rs. 9,999 ($148) while the second version has a price of Rs. 12,999 ($192). The price is just a bit higher than the Redmi Y1, which starts at Rs. 8,999 ($133).
During the event, the Chinese company also launched the MIUI 10. This version brings a number of improvements, including better support for displays. The Xiaomi Mi 6, Mi Mix 2 and Mi Max 2 are among the phones that will be receiving the update.
In other Xiaomi news, the Mi 8 SE will go on sale on June 8. The smartphone is one of three versions that were recently announced by the company. The Mi 8 SE is the most affordable of the three but it does have solid specs. The Mi 8 went on sale on June 5 and that version quickly sold out. The Xiaomi Mi 8 SE sale will happen on June 8 at 10:00 a.m. Xiaomi has confirmed that the next sale of the Mi 8 will take place on June 12.