Xiaomi Redmi Y2 launched, starting from Rs. 9,999

  • Xiaomi Redmi Y2 launched, starting from Rs. 9,999

Xiaomi Redmi Y2 launched, starting from Rs. 9,999

The company had ignored the selfie segment before this and saw the likes of Vivo and Oppo capture the mindshare in that category.

The Xiaomi Redmi Y2 uses pixel binning technique (merging pixelsto reduce image noise) for taking brighter low selfies. The phone comes in 3GB RAM with 32 GB of storage and 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of storage options.

What are your thoughts on the Redmi Y2? But in doing so, it also sees itself trapped in a heavily congested price segment that is already dominated by another device from Xiaomi. Compared to its predecessor, at 170 grams, the Redmi Y2 is a tad heavy but it's not a showstopper. Because Redmi Y2 is expected to be a re-branded version of the Redmi S2, possibilities are that some hardware specs may be similar to the latter.

Xiaomi Redmi Y2 features a 5.99-inch HD+ full screen display with an aspect ratio of 18:9.

The 5.99-inch 720p panel (1440x720) offers vibrant colors, and you can adjust the color balance from the settings. Viewing angles of the display are good and it is also readable under sunlight.

On the battery front, the Redmi Y2 features a 3080 mAh battery which the company claims can last a full day under normal usage. The choice of microUSB over USB Type-C is disappointing though. The front camera is 16MP. Too much vanity, really. Instead, they run along the top and bottom edges of the phone, giving it a cleaner look at the back.

Coming to the camera department, there is a 12 mega pixel rear camera with LED Flash, 1.25μm pixel size, PDAF with f/2.2 aperture and a secondary 5 MP camera. The technology allows for bokeh effects where the background is blurred and the foreground is in focus.

The Redmi 6 Plus is expected to come with Apple iPhone X-inspired design. Even if the updates aren't always timely, the Chinese tech firm always delivers, but in the event of the Redmi Note 5 Pro, recently Xiaomi has fixed issues that are reported by users in latest update Android 8.1 Oreo.

At the launch, the company announced that the device will also get the MIUI 10 upgrade.

To recall the specifications, we expect the Redmi Y2 to sport the same specifications as the Redmi S2 and will run Android-based MIUI 9. Big props to Xiaomi for offering the same. In terms of memory, Xiaomi Redmi Y2 comes in two variants of 3GB RAM plus 32GB storage and 4GB RAM plus 64GB.

At this price point, it competes against some of its own siblings.

MIUI 10's preloaded camera app is also capable of recognizing Paytm's QR codes which is undoubtedly the most widely used digital payment service in India right now. We will talk more about this in our upcoming review.