Xiaomi today launched the Redmi Y1 in India. This handset is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 octa core processor and comes with a 16MP camera on the front with LED Selfie Light. Another unique thing is users can use 2x nano SIM + micro SD card all together.

The Redmi Y1 is actually the Redmi Note 5A that was already launched in China, it is the same thing that got a new ‘Y’ series. Inside the hood the Y1 is powered by qualcomm snapdragon 435 octa core processor with Adreno 505 GPU.

Screen is 5.5 inches with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution, 2.5D curved glass and Corning Gorilla Glass protected and the same is mentioned on the box pack. The Y1 is running MIUI 9 based on Android Nougat.

There is 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM, handset weight is 153 grams and it is 7.7mm thick. The main primary camera can shoot in 13MP resolution (f/2.2 aperture) and the front camera is 16MP with a f/2.0 aperture, both front and rear cameras come with flash support.

Redmi Y1 selfie smartphone launched in India

Other features are 4G, VoLTE, GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Apart from this there is finger print sensor on the back and IR blaster. Redmi Y1 houses a 3080 mAh battery. This handset will be available in Gold and Dark Gray color options.

Redmi Y1 price in India is Rs. 8,999 with 3GB/32GB.

There is one more variant the Redmi Y1 Lite that house a Snapdragon 425 processor and with 2GB RAM for Rs. 6,999.

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  1. After a long wait xiaomi gave separate micro SD card slot.Many person will go for it who earlier don’t go for xiaomi due to non availability of separate micro SD card.

  2. other than 16mp front camera….no other upgrade . SD 450 for new series would have been great.

  3. After a long wait xiaomi gave separate micro SD card slot.Many person will go for it who earlier don’t go for xiaomi due to non availability of separate micro SD card.

  4. y1 lite comes with 5.5 inch HD, SD 425, 13MP rear & 5MP front cam, 2gb ram & 16gb storage, 3080 mah battery

  5. Features are similar as 10.or E except front camera

    tenor E has bigger battery, while Y1 having little bit better processor.

  6. sir you mention redmi note 5a but i guess it should be redmi note 5a prime. redmi note 5a is y1 lite.

    1. 2GB RAM 16GB internal
      snapdragon425
      5mp front camera
      without fingerprint sensor

      Better to buy Redmi 4

  7. Good specifications with correct price..it is time to shut mmx, apple, Samsung, Lenovo shops..

  8. Battery should have been at least 4100 mah there could be dual rear cameras 13mp+13mp. Then it will become a very attractive phone and its price could be raised to 10999 or 11999.

  9. other than 16mp front camera….no other upgrade . SD 450 for new series would have been great.

    1. Why??
      1)To accommodate a dedicated SD card;
      2)To make the phone slimmer;
      3)To reduce the overall cost.

      You can’t get everything in this price range. This phone is for those who are crazy about selfies.

  10. y1 lite comes with 5.5 inch HD, SD 425, 13MP rear & 5MP front cam, 2gb ram & 16gb storage, 3080 mah battery

  11. Features are similar as 10.or E except front camera

    tenor E has bigger battery, while Y1 having little bit better processor.

  12. sir you mention redmi note 5a but i guess it should be redmi note 5a prime. redmi note 5a is y1 lite.

    1. 2GB RAM 16GB internal
      snapdragon425
      5mp front camera
      without fingerprint sensor

      Better to buy Redmi 4

      1. Agreed..Redmi 4 2/16 varient rocks..I bought it in d first sale.its perfect secondary phn.

  13. Good specifications with correct price..it is time to shut mmx, apple, Samsung, Lenovo shops..

  14. Battery should have been at least 4100 mah there could be dual rear cameras 13mp+13mp. Then it will become a very attractive phone and its price could be raised to 10999 or 11999.

    1. Why??
      1)To accommodate a dedicated SD card;
      2)To make the phone slimmer;
      3)To reduce the overall cost.

      You can’t get everything in this price range. This phone is for those who are crazy about selfies.