Redmi Y1 with 5.5″ display, fingerprint sensor launched

redmi y1

As promised, the Xiaomi launched the company’s latest smartphone, Xiaomi Redmi Y1 in the latest ‘Redmi Y’ series in India. The mobile really met our expectations. It sports 5.5-inch HD screen, packs 13-megapixel primary camera and 16-megapixel front camera with LED Flash on the front as well as back.

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The mobile that has a metal-like finish on the back with aluminium alloy frame runs on MIUI 8 which is based on Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) out of the box. It is also equipped with a fingerprint sensor on board that can unlock the smartphone in 0.03 seconds.

Let us now have a detailed look at the specifications of Xiaomi Redmi Y1.

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 specifications


The smartphone sports a 5.5-inch HD 2.5D curved glass display at a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels with Corning Gorilla Glass protection, 70 % NTSC color gamut, 1000:1 contrast ratio. And 450 nits brightness.


It is powered by 1.4GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 435 Mobile Platform with Adreno 505 GPU and runs on MIUI 8 which is based on Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) out of the box. The OS can be upgraded later to MIUI 9.


The mobile will be available in 3 GB RAM – 32 GB ROM and 4 GB RAM – 64 GB ROM storage variants. The storage memory can be expanded to 128 GB using the microSD card.

xiaomi redmi y1 specifications


It has 13MP rear camera with LED Flash, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF and 16MP front-facing camera with LED flash, OmniVision sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 76.4-degree wide-angle lens.

Connectivity and sensors

The mobile is equipped with Infrared and Fingerprint sensors on board besides supporting 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS / GLONASS and Dual SIM connectivity features.

Battery and Dimensions

The mobile packs 3080mAh (typical) / 3000mAh (minimum) battery and weighs 153 grams with 153× 76.2 × 7.7mm size measurements.

Price and availability

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 will be available in Dark Gray and Gold colors at a price of Rs 8999 and Rs 10999 for the 3 GB RAM and 4 GB RAM variants respectively exclusively via and from November 8.

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