Hands on with Redmi Y2: Xiaomi's selfie-focused budget smartphone

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Xiaomi has launched the Redmi Y2 smartphone in India. The device comes in 3GB and 4GB RAM variants and is priced at Rs. 9,999 and Rs 12,999 respectively. Buyers can avail an instant Rs 500 discount on purchasing the device from Mi.com or Amazon.in using ICICI Bank credit or debit cards under the first sale offer.

The Xiaomi juggernaut in the budget and mid-range segment in India continues to roll with the company setting new benchmarks in terms of value for money devices as well as sales figures with each offering, really. The brand debuted the new Y-series previous year with its maiden Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite.

So, tell us about what you think of this smartphones in the comments down below!

One of the key highlights of the Zenfone Max Pro is the Snapdragon 636 SoC, which is also used to power the Redmi Note 5 Pro. You are getting a dual camera setup with a 12MP and 5MP sensors with a f/2.2 aperture. At the back, there are slight differences. For connectivity, the phone has a dedicated dual-SIM tray, with a separate slot for microSD card, Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi Direct, GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, Infrared, Gyroscope, proximity sensor, electronic compass, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and ambient light sensor. At the top, it has headphone jack and infrared sensor.

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The AI dual camera includes a 12-megapixel primary sensor for shooting still images with 1.25micron pixels. The launch event also included details of the MIUI 10 rollout, with info on device compatibility, features and those multiple rollouts starting by mid-June. The smartphone is certainly easy to hold and the light enough to carry around.

The 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant will be for Rs 9,999 while the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage of the Redmi Y2 is for Rs 12,999. But when you compare it to the other phone in their lineup, this phone does not give you a great value. It also features 1000:1 contrast ratio along with 70.7 per cent NTSC colour gamut. Let us know your review in the comments section below.

MIUI 10 was launched in China on May 31 when Xiaomi had announced the Mi 8, Mi 8 Explorer Edition and Mi 8 SE smartphones. The cameras can shoot only 1080p 30fps video and there is no 4K video recording support.

However, the cameras that it packs is definitely better than the one found on the Redmi Note 5.

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