Bigger display, super optimized OS experience, dedicated memory card slot and pretty decent hardware. What’s more, you can expect from a budget android smartphone? Alongside with selfie-centric Xiaomi Redmi Y1, the Chinese mobile vendor Xiaomi has launched the second smartphone in its new Y series, the Redmi Y1 Lite.
While having the nomenclature of a selfie-centric Y series, the Redmi Y1 Lite is not a full-fledged selfie camera smartphone. But it still packs most of the design and hardware part of Redmi Y1. We could say it’s a watered-down version of Redmi Y1.
First, to the pricing, the Redmi Y1 Lite will retail at a price tag of Rs 6,999. The mobile will be available exclusively via Amazon India and the first sale will begin on 8th November 2017.
Redmi Y1 Lite Specification and Features
The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite features a metal-like sheen, yet has an ultra-thin body weighing 150g. The mobile flaunts 5.5-inch HD 1280 x 720 display protected with Gorilla Glass 3. Under the hood, you would find a 1.4GHz Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM and Adreno 308 500MHz GPU.
For storing your media content, the device comes with 32GB of internal storage. With a dedicated card slot, you can expand the storage up to 128GB using microSD card. The phone runs on Android Nougat covered up in the latest MIUI 9 skin.
For photography, the Redmi Y1 Lite sports a 13-megapixel rear camera. It features f/2.2 aperture, PDAF and LED flash support. For selfie lovers, the mobile features a 5-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 large aperture and 36 smart beauty profiles.
Connectivity options in Redmi Y1 Lite include 4G LTE support that works flawlessly with every Indian telcos 4G band. You also get support for VoLTE for making HD voice and video calls. Other connectivity options include 3G and 2G network option, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.2. Fueling the device is a 3,080mAh battery, which is good for 35 hours of talk time or 11 days of standby time. Unfortunately, the mobile doesn’t come with a fingerprint scanner.