Xiaomi Redmi Y1 featured

Xiaomi has launched a new smartphone series in India which is selfie centric. The device, dubbed as the Redmi Y1 was launched today at an event in New Delhi. The latest phone from Xiaomi comes with the latest trend of better selfie camera. It features a 5.5 inch HD display, up to 4GB RAM, and runs on Android 7.1 Nougat with MIUI 9 on top making it the first phone to be launched with the latest MIUI.

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 price in India starts at Rs. 8,999 which for the base variant of 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage and it goes up to Rs. 10,999 for the 4GB / 64GB model. It will go on sale on November 8 as an Amazon exclusive. The company also launched a lighter version of the Redmi Y1 as well. Dubbed as Redmi Y1 Lite which packs a slightly lower hardware and memory and priced at Rs. 6,999.

Redmi Y1 Specifications

Key Specifications Xiaomi Redmi Y1
Display 5.5 inch IPS LCD display
Screen Resolution HD, 1280 x 720 pixels
Operating System Android 7.1 with MIUI 9 on top
Processor Octa core
Chipset Snapdragon 435
GPU Adreno 505
Internal Storage 32GB / 64GB
Expandable Storage Up to 128GB via dedicated microSD card
Primary Camera 13 MP with f/2.2, LED flash, PDAF
Secondary Camera 16MP, f/2.0 aperture selfie toning flash
Video Recording 1080p@60fps
Battery 3080 mAh
4G VoLTE Yes
Sim Card Type Dual SIM (Nano SIM)
Dimensions 153 x 76.2 x 7.7mm
Weight 153g
Price 3GB / 32GB – Rs. 8,999

4GB / 64GB – Rs. 10,999

Question: How is the display of the Redmi Y1?

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 display

Answer: The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 sports a 5.5 inch LCD Display. The display comes with HD screen resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and also Gorilla Glass protection.

Question: Does Redmi Y1 support dual SIM cards?

Answer: Yes, it supports dual Nano SIM cards.

Question: Does the Redmi Y1 support 4G VoLTE?

Answer: Yes, the phone supports 4G VoLTE.

Question: How much RAM and internal storage come with the Redmi Y1?

Answer: The Redmi Y1 comes in two versions, one with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant and other one is 4GB RAM with 64GB storage.

Question: Can the internal storage in the Redmi Y1 be expanded?

Answer: Yes, the internal storage in Redmi Y1 is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card. The company has given a dedicated slot for microSD card.

Question: Which Android version runs on the Redmi Y1?

Answer: The Redmi Y1 runs on Android 7.1 Nougat with MIUI 9 on top. Redmi Y1 is the first phone to come with company’s latest MIUI version.

Question: What are the camera features of Redmi Y1?

Answer: Since Redmi Y1 is a selfie-centric device, it has a better front camera. Xiaomi has added a 16MP front camera setup with f/2.0 aperture, soft light flash and beautifying effect. The rear camera features a 13MP sensor, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF and LED flash. Panorama and HDR mode are there as well.

Question: What is the battery size on Redmi Y1?

Answer: The Redmi Y1 is powered by a 3,080mAh non-removable battery which the company claims can deliver up to a day’s standby time.

Question: Which mobile processor is used in Redmi Y1?

Answer: The Redmi Y1 come with a 1.4 GHz octa-core Snapdragon 435 processor with Adreno 505 GPU.

Question: Does the Redmi Y1 features a fingerprint sensor?

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 back

Answer: Yes, the phone comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

Question: Is the Redmi Y1 water resistant?

Answer: No, Redmi Y1 has not got any IP certification.

Question: Does the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 support NFC connectivity?

Answer: No, it does not support NFC connectivity.

Question: Does the Redmi Y1 support HDR mode?

Answer: Yes, the phone supports HDR mode.

Question: How is the audio experience of the Redmi Y1?

Answer: In the first impressions, the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 is found to be loud enough and clear in terms of audio.

Question: Does the Redmi Y1 support a 3.5mm headphone jack?

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 top

Answer: Yes, it comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Question: Can the Redmi Y1 be connected to a Bluetooth Headset?

Answer: Yes, it can be connected to a Bluetooth headset.

Question: Is mobile internet sharing via hotspot is supported?

Answer: Yes, you can use the mobile hotspot to share internet.

Question: What is the price of Redmi Y1 in India?

Answer: The Redmi Y1 price in India starts at 8,999 for the 3GB/32GB model while the 4GB/64GB version will be available for Rs. 10,999.

Question: Will the Redmi Y1 be available on offline stores?

Answer: Yes, the Redmi Y1 will also be available at offline stores despite being Amazon exclusive phone. It will be available to buy via Mi Home stores and the company has also partnered with some offline channels including Reliance Digital. The Redmi Y1 sale is starting from November 8.


Xiaomi has launched the Redmi Y1 in India as a selfie-centric device. Following the latest trend, Xiaomi offers a 16MP front camera which seems quite good in all lighting conditions. Next, Xiaomi has played very well with the pricing of the phone. The Redmi Y1 which starts at Rs. 8,999 and with such specifications, it is definitely a good option in this segment.

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