Xiaomi Redmi Y1, Redmi Y1 Lite are the Redmi Note 5A for India without MIUI 9

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Xiaomi Redmi Y1

Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite are two Xiaomi smartphones that have just launched exclusively in India. Both device are entry-level in terms of specs, speaking of 5-inch HD display, 13MP rear camera and 3080mAh battery.

The Redmi Y1 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm processor and comes with up to 4GB of RAM and up to 64GB of storage. The Lite version however, is powered by a lesser quad-core Qualcomm processor and it only comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. Their differences further extend to their camera properties, the first boasting a 16MP front-placed wide-angle camera lens, while the later sports a 5MP front camera. Also, only the Redmi Y1 has a fingerprint sensor.

These were launched as Redmi Note 5A in August in China. The ones released in India today comes with MIUI 8 and not MIUI 9 like the Chinese variants.

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Specifications

  • 5.5-inch 2.5D curved display with HD (1280x720) resolution, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 450nits brightness
  • 1.4GHz octa-core Snapdragon 425 Mobile Platform, Adreno 505 GPU
  • 3GB / 4GB RAM
  • 32GB / 64GB built-in storage, expandable up to 128GB via MicroSD card
  • 13-megapixel rear camera, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, LED flash
  • 16-megapixel front camera, f/2.0 aperture, 76.4-degree wide-angle lens
  • OS: Android 7.1.1 Nougat, MIUI 8 (upgradeable to MIUI 9)
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Dual SIM
  • Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, 4G VoLTE, 3G, 2G, GPS/A-GPS + GLONASS, IR sensor
  • Battery: 3080mAh / 3000mAh
  • Measurements: 153 × 76.2 × 7.7mm
  • Weight: 153 grams

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite Specifications

  • 5.5-inch display with HD (1280x720) resolution, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 450nits brightness
  • 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 425 Mobile Platform, Adreno 508 GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB built-in storage, expandable up to 128GB via MicroSD card
  • 13-megapixel rear camera, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, LED flash
  • 5-megapixel front camera, f/2.0 aperture
  • OS: Android 7.1.1 Nougat, MIUI 8 (upgradeable to MIUI 9)
  • Dual SIM
  • Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, 4G VoLTE, 3G, 2G, GPS/A-GPS + GLONASS, IR sensor
  • Battery: 3080mAh
  • Measurements: 153 × 76.2 × 7.55mm
  • Weight: 150 grams

The Redmi Y1 3GB RAM+32GB storage version is priced Rs 8,999 ($135), while the 4GB RAM+64GB storage version costs Rs 10,999 ($165). The Redmi Y1 Lite on the other hand costs Rs 6,999 ($105). They will be available on Amazon India and Mi Store from November 8th.
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