Xiaomi’s next Redmi series device for India will launch on June 7th in New Delhi. The company’s latest teaser image is referencing the “#RealYou smartphone is coming”, which you can see above, hinting at the launch of the Redmi Y series phone. On the other hand, the teaser video on Mi community page alongside the hashtag #FindYourSelfie suggests that we’re likely to see a new selfie-focused smartphone at the event.
While it’s not clear which smartphone would be launched at the event, the recently launched Redmi S2 smartphone in China could be announced in India as Redmi Y2, according to the speculations and partially revealed teaser image from Xiaomi.
— Redmi India (@RedmiIndia) May 15, 2018
Launched in China last week, the Redmi S2 comes in Rose Gold, Champagne Gold, Gray, Platinum Silver and features a 5.99-inch HD+ (720 x 1440 pixels) display in an 18:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC and is available in 3GB RAM + 32GB Storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB Storage variants, similar to the Redmi Note 5.
Imaging is handled by a 12MP + 5MP dual rear cameras, which aligned vertically. For selfie needs, there is a 16MP shooter with a soft light LED flash. The handset supports the standard suite of connectivity options including Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, a 3.5 mm headphone jack, and a micro USB port. The Redmi S2 is having a 3,080 mAh battery, rear-mounted fingerprint Sensor and dedicated dual SIM as well as a microSD slot.
The Redmi Y1 is the affordable selfie entric smartphone that set the benchmark for budget smartphones in India in 2017. Now, the Redmi Y2 seems directly sits above the Redmi Note 5 that offers great performance in the sub 10-15k segment. Pricing for the Redmi Y2 can be expected to be in line with the current Redmi S2 pricing for Chinese variants, which are currently as follows:
- 3GB RAM + 32GB Storage — 999 Yuan (INR 10,500)
- 4GB RAM + 64GB Storage — 1299 Yuan (INR 13,500)
Overall, it looks like a solid offering for the price. Here’s hoping it’s available with slightly cheaper price tag compared to its home country.