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Xiaomi Redmi Y2 launched in India; starting price at Rs 9,999

Xiaomi Redmi Y2 launched in India; starting price at Rs 9,999

The phone is an Amazon exclusive product and will be available on Amazon India, Mi.com, Mi Home, starting 12 June.

Xiaomi has been among the select few Android OEM brands that offer extended software support to devices that are way past their update cycle. The Redmi Y2 will be endorsed by well-known actress Katrina Kaif in India. Amazon has already put the "Notify Me" option for the new Redmi Y smartphone. Here are details on Redmi Y2 launch timings, how to watch livestream and more. The Redmi Y2 launch event will kick-off at 3:00 PM IST. The device was unveiled today at an event held in Delhi.

The Redmi Y2 is likely to be the rebranded Redmi S2 that was launched in China earlier this year. It's the latest smartphone in the Redmi Y series and it's the version of Redmi S2 which was launched in China last month. The handset is priced at Rs 9999 for its 3GB/32GB option and Rs 12999 for its 4GB/64GB one. The phone is backed by a 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, while there is another variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. At the front is 5.99-inch HD+ (720×1440 pixels) display which has thin bezels around it and an aspect ratio of 18:9.

Redmi Y2

The Redmi Y2 is powered by Xiaomi's trusted Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, a chipset that Xiaomi doesn't let go despite several newer variants - it's like they picked a bundle of them at Qualcomm's yard sale.

In this article, I will refer to the ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 simply as the M1 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro as just the Note 5 Pro. 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. The increase in pixel size on the primary camera will help the Redmi Y2 to take better images even in low light.

The camera area sees the Moto Z3 Play feature a 12 + 5MP dual-camera setup at the back with Dual Pixel autofocus and a f/1.7 aperture. Both the front and rear cameras are accompanied by a LED flash. The phone will run on Android OS Oreo with the shell MIUI. Two more critical system optimisations have been added, namely Lock-free critical path and Codependent prioritizing, which improves the overall responsiveness of MIUI 10 by 10 percent as stated by Xiaomi. India-specific features include revamped versions of Mi Video, Browser, Mi Music, and a quick menu tab for business and service messages. ASUS has come out with a worthy competitor (also, a couple of thousand rupees cheaper) to the Note 5 Pro.

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Said to be in pre-production stage at the moment, The Elder Scrolls VI was revealed through a short teaser trailer at the event. You're forced into exile, and you'll be exploring hand-crafted and procedurally generated dungeons as you play.


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