The Apple of China- Xiaomi has unveiled a grand new device in New Delhi on Thursday.
Via this launch, Xiaomi has introduced Xiaomi's the Redmi Y2 device to India. There was also the launch of Xiaomi's latest MIUI 10.
The latest iteration promises features such as a revamped task manager, gesture controls and an AI portrait mode. The updates also includes native support for 16:9, 18:9 and 19:9 aspect ratio displays besides offering users the option to work around with simpler swipe options and a long press in the refurbished task manager.
Xiaomi's India Vice President Manu Kumar Jain spoke in detail about the market-share. The rebranded device has already been launched as S2 a few months ago in China.
Based on a few leaks and rumours, some of the device's specifications and pricing details have more or less been confirmed.
The base version of Xiaomi's budget device boasts of a 3GB RAM and an octa-core processor.
The device will incorporate a 5.99" HD+ form factor, offering 1440X720 pixels with a 70.8% NTSC colour gamut.
Here is the live web-link of the launch.
Specifications & What to expect from the Launch:
The Y2 comes in two variants- a 3GB RAM and 32 GB storage, and a 4GB RAM and 64 GB storage. The lower end of the model is priced at Rs 9,999 while the top end is priced at RS 11,999, quite similar to the Redmi Note 4.
The phone will be available in colors such as Dark Grey, Gold, and Rose Gold.
The device is an Amazon exclusive model, and according to the listing, a Snapdragon 625 processor powers the unit. The phone also boasts of a fingerprint sensor, selfie LED light, dual rear cameras, and a special feature.
The phone is marketed of having an Artificial Intelligence driven front snapper. The front camera is a 16 MP sensor that supports face unlock. On the rear, Xiaomi has placed a twin snapper setup. The primary on the rear is a 16 MP sensor, while the secondary is a 5MP snapper.
Other features include dual-SIM Nano slots, an Android based MIUI 9, support for 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, 3.5 mm earphone jack, Micro-USB ports and a 3080 mAh battery pack.
If you cant wait and want to watch an honest review before making a buying decision, we would recommend taking a look at C4ETech's review.
Here is the video, starting at 00:30 to save your time.
And, If the Y2 is still above your budget and you are still wanting to buy a Xiaomi product you can certainly give the Y1 a glance. Xiaomi India is still selling the Redmi Y1 which features a 16 MP selfie, Snapdragon 435, fingerprint sensors for a price of Rs 8,999 via its website. Although we would recommend you to buy something with a latest Snapdragon chipset.
The latest Snapdragon processors released in 2018 includes the Snapdragon 845 (OnePlus 6), and the Snapdragon 710. Just for trivia, a rumour claims that Xiaomi launched in China one of the first SD 710 based smartphones codenamed Mi 8, nearly a week ago.