Xiaomi Debuts the Redmi Y2

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The Redmi Y2 also supports full-screen display gestures. But unlike the previous year, the difference between it and the competing Note device isn't as much. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer has an event lined up at 3 pm in New Delhi, where the smartphone is going to be launched.

A Xiaomi smartphone that does not have a notch has been listed with three model numbers. The design itself is slightly altered, and the antenna bands no longer intersect the camera module.

The phone looks impressive in terms of specs and design both. A case will be shipped with the box. It could run on the Android Oreo-based MIUI 10. The rear dual setup has 12 MP and 5 MP cameras, packing bokeh shots, 5 piece lens, a single LED flash and large 1.25um pixel.

Xiaomi Debuts the Redmi Y2
Xiaomi Debuts the Redmi Y2

The 16MP front camera uses pixel binning to produce more detailed photos, and one feature I'm excited about is face unlock.

As expected, the Xiaomi Redmi Y2 launch was accompanied by the debut of the MIUI 10 Global ROM.

Xiaomi puts in AI smarts to offer portrait selfies and digital makeovers with its AI Beautify 4.0 technology that simulates makeup. The device comes with a 4500K selfie light which Xiaomi claims can produce white light similar to what we see in our surroundings. You'll still get a day's worth of usage easily, and more often than not the Redmi Y2 will be able to deliver a two-day battery life.

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Xiaomi has built its smartphone brand around affordable devices with great specifications. Just like the Realme 1, the Redmi Y2 has a triple card slot which means you can add two SIM cards and a microSD card at the same time. It will make its debut in Taiwan, alongside the XIaomi Mi A8.

Xiaomi's budget lineup is getting increasingly confusing. However, the "Snapdragon 625" is kind of outdated because same was used in their previous bestseller-the Redmi Note 4.

The Xiaomi Redmi Y2 will be available in two variants - 3GB RAM + 32GB of internal storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB of internal storage. Compared to its predecessor, at 170 grams, the Redmi Y2 is a tad heavy but it's not a showstopper. The new phone was earlier announced in China with the tag of Redmi S2. The smartphone boasts a 5.99-inch Full HD+ display with a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels. Unlike the similarly priced Redmi Note 5, it has a pretty average battery size.

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But for now, all you need to know is that the Redmi Y2 continues Xiaomi's strong showing in this category. In fact, it has the same vertical dual camera setup on the back & a rear-facing fingerprint scanner. The smartphone will be made available on Amazon India, Mi.com, and Mi Home stores from June 12, while offline partner stores will get it in a few weeks.

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