Xiaomi is certainly on a roll, making an attempt to make good the remaining time earlier than the 12 months ends. Following its first Android One cellphone, the Xaomi Mi A1, it has adopted one other single letter to kickstart its new line of smartphones. The Redmi “Y” stands for “You”, as a result of it may well’t use the already taken “Yu”. It additionally stands for “Youth” and “Younger You”, so it shouldn’t be a shock that its first ever mannequin, the Redmi Y1, is designed to cater to that favourite youth pastime: taking selfies.

That is virtually Xiaomi’s reply to OPPO’s “Selfie Knowledgeable” F collection, the most recent of which, the OPPO F5, has but to debut. The Redmi Y1 boasts of a 16 megapixel front-facing digital camera with an aperture of f/2.zero. Whereas that may not precisely be massive sufficient for low-light selfies, it does have beside it an LED flash. No extra counting on the display’s brightness to brighten up your smile.

Reality be advised, that’s just about all there may be to the Redmi Y1. The remainder of its spec sheet exhibits a standard decrease mid-range smartphone working on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 with three GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, topped by a 5.5-inch HD, not Full HD, display. The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 will retail for eight,999 INR ($140).

Xiaomi additionally introduced the Redmi Y1 Lite which is nothing in comparison with the above Y1. It has a slower Snapdragon 425 processor and, amusingly, no point out of its entrance going through digital camera. The again digital camera, nonetheless, does have a 13 megapixel PDAF sensor. Curiously, the cellphone has a SIM tray that has slots for 2 nano SIM playing cards and a micro SD card slot, so that you gained’t have to choose and select your battles. The Redmi Y1 Lite will price 6,999 INR ($110).

Xiaomi additionally took the chance to announce the worldwide rollout of its MIUI 9 expertise. Sadly, this ROM remains to be based mostly on Android Nougat, not Oreo. Highlights of this new model embrace break up display performance, a brand new video app that helps extra video codecs, and a Mi Drop app that may switch recordsdata between gadgets even with out an Web connection.

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