Xiaomi, the smartphone manufacturer that is ruling the Indian market since last quarter of 2017 by replacing Samsung is ready for another budget-friendly phone. The company launched Redmi Y1 back in November 2017 that turned out to be a huge success for Xiaomi. The pocket-friendly smartphone with power-packed hardware support was appreciated by the consumers and made Xiaomi to come with its successor within a short period of time. Yes, Xiaomi Redmi Y2 is almost ready to hit the market as the company is done with its production. According to the recent rumors, the smartphone will be coming shortly and comprises number enhanced features and upgrades.
Some of the rumors suggest that Xiaomi Redmi Y2 owns more powerful camera and bigger display. In addition, the hardware of the smartphone has also experienced some major upgrades to make it faster. Let's dive into the details of the Xiaomi’s upcoming mid-range smartphone to know exactly what we will be going to see in the coming days.
RECAP (REDMI Y1)
- Launch: November 2017
- Display: 5.5 IPS LCD
- Aspect ratio: 16:9
- Rear Camera: 13 MP
- Processor: octa-core, 1.4GHz processor
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
- RAM: 3GB/4GB
- Storage: 32/44GB
XIAOMI REDMI Y2 DESIGN & DISPLAY
Xiaomi is planning to give the Y series a new look from the design perspective too. There are some images that have been leaked over the social media showing the Xiaomi Redmi Y2 to have a metallic black with the aluminum frame composed of the round edges. However, the basic design language is similar to its predecessor with little tweaks. The position and shape of the rear camera have been kept similar by Xiaomi along with the front camera that has a LED flash now. Redmi Y2 sports a 5.7 IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display with the full HD+ support. Redmi Y2’s display is able to deliver the 720 x 1080 pixels resolution and it has 64.1 percent screens to body percentage. The elongated screen along with the increased screen to body ratio makes the display to offer more alive experience while watching videos or images.
XIAOMI REDMI Y2 SPECIFICATIONS
(These specs are unofficial or unconfirmed)
- 20MP Front Camera
- 4GB RAM
- Fingerprint Scanner
- 3,100mAh Battery
- 5.7-inch display
- Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Xiaomi Redmi Y2 runs on an upgraded hardware support to make it perform much better than the Redmi Y1. Xiaomi has incorporated a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset that is paired with an Octa Core 1.4GHz processor. In order to improve the performance of the Xiaomi phone company has coupled the processor with 4GB RAM having 64GB internal storage. The storage of the phone will be expandable up to 256GB using the microSD card. Redmi Y2 will be coming with a 13MP rear camera that will serve the features including, Phase detection autofocus, HDR, and touch focus. On flipping the phone you will find a powerful 20MP camera equipped with a LED flash for the 1080p selfies. However, initially there were rumors that Xiaomi Redmi Y2 will be coming with a dual camera but now it has been confirmed that there is no dual camera.
The fingerprint sensor, which is Xiaomi’s trademark is located at the back without the change in the position to the previous model. The power backup of the Xiaomi phone has been improved by Xiaomi as Redmi Y2 possess a 31,00 mAh Li-Ion battery. The speakers are located at the bottom of the phone which makes it a bit annoying while playing games. Xiaomi has continued the dual SIM support in Redmi Y2 including a Nano-hybrid slot. This means the users have to sacrifice either the memory upgrade or the second SIM.
Talking about the platform, the upcoming Xiaomi Redmi Y2 will be running Android 8.0 (Oreo) out of the box.
REDMI Y1 Vs. REDMI Y2
|Specs||Redmi Y1||Redmi Y2|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 435||Snapdragon 450|
|Android||Android 7.1 (Nougat)||Android 8.0(Oreo)|
XIAOMI REDMI Y2 RELEASE DATE AND PRICE
- Launch date: 31 May 2018
- Price: Rs. 9,999 (expected)
The speculations over the release date of Redmi Y2 has been going around for months now. Xiaomi Redmi Y1 was launched in November so it was quite hard to believe all these rumors suggesting the launching of an upgrade so soon. Hoover, a tech enthusiast have spotted the references to Redmi Y2 and Mi A2 in the sources code of the Xiaomi's website for India. This clearly hints that the company could launch the Xiaomi Redmi Y2 soon in India. Moreover, some of the resources have revealed that Xiaomi may launch the phone on 31st May. Considering the upgrades and Redmi Y1 costs we expect Xiaomi Redmi Y2 price to be Rs. 9,999.