Redmi Y2 announced in India: Price and availability
Xiaomi, a Chinese smartphone manufacturer, on June 7 announced the Redmi Y2 – a selfie camera-centric budget smartphone. Priced at Rs 9,999 and Rs 12,999 for the 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB RAM and storage configurations, respectively, the phone will go on sale starting June 12 on Amazon India, Mi Home and Mi Store.
Redmi Y2 camera
The Redmi Y2 sports a 12-megapixel primary sensor, paired with a depth-sensing 5MP secondary sensor on the back. The 12MP primary sensor sports large 1.25 micron pixels for enhanced low-light photography. On the front, there is a 16MP selfie that uses pixel-binning to combine information from four pixels and create one large 2.0 micron pixel. Both the front camera and rear camera are assisted with LED flash. However, the LED flash on the front produces a 4500K colour temperature for natural looking photos even with the flash turned on.
Both the cameras also support artificial intelligence-based beautify mode, which is a part of portrait mode. Touted as the AI Beautify 4.0, the mode is designed keeping in mind specific needs of users in India and can detect elements such as makeup, beards, nose rings, etc.
Redmi Y2 features and specifications
The Redmi Y2 sports a 5.99-inch 18:9 aspect ratio screen of HD+ resolution. The phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 system-on-chip (SoC), paired with either 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage or 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The dual-SIM phone comes with dedicated microSD card slot for memory expansion, which supports card up to 256GB. The phone supports face unlock out of the box, in addition to fingerprint scanner, which is mounted on the back. There is also an infrared blaster on the top that allows the phone to double as any remote using the Mi Remote app. The phone is powered by 3,080 mAh battery.
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