MI launches selfie phone Redmi Y1 to cash in selfie craze
After successful line up of Redmi Note series, MI couldn’t resist themselves from selfie craze among youngsters. Most offline sellers like Oppo and Vivo have captured this segment with their selfie centric smartphones. Without wasting time, Mi focussed over this space, launched selfie phone Redmi MI Y1. Y1 targets selfie and photography lovers with its budget offering. MI always impressed its fan following with its pocket-friendly and highly selling or call it as out of stock products.
Redmi Y1 highlight is its 16 MP front shooter with a diffused selfie flash. In rear, you get a 13 MP camera with a single led flash. Rest of the things are as same as earlier series. Y1 comes with a 5.5 inch HD display with Corning Gorilla glass. Unlike other Redmi phones, this new phone does not have a metal unibody. Instead, it has a plastic back panel, the power and volume buttons are on the right, and are also made of plastic. The SIM tray has two Nano-SIM slots and a dedicated microSD slot, which is a most needed feature for memory upgrades in future. The selfie phone Redmi Y1 will be available in two colours, Gold and Dark Gray.
Redmi Y1 is powered by Snapdragon 435 SoC running with 3 GB of RAM. Though memory upgrades are supported by micro SD card slot, there is a huge downgrade in battery department consisting of only 3000Ah battery. A 10W quick charger can a be a relief but a bigger battery is always better than carrying a charger.
The selfie phone Redmi Y1 runs on Android 7.1 Nougat with custom MIUI 9 skin. The selfie camera on the Redmi Y1 and app interface to be quite easy to use. Beautify mode is enabled by default for the selfie camera which makes selfie attractive to an extent.
Redmi Y1 has a good processor and a great camera for selfies in most conditions. If you are thinking to buy a good selfie phone under pocket-friendly price, you can consider Redmi Y1 to your selection. For attractive offers and online deals on Redmi Y1 you can visit Flipkart & Amazon