Xiaomi Redmi Y2 and MIUI 10 India launch highlights: Price starts Rs. 9,999

Here’s all we know about the Xiaomi Redmi Y2 for now.

    Xiaomi is gearing up to make an announcement in India today. The company has already sent out media invites for the event and is expected to launch the Redmi Y2 as an Amazon exclusive. The Redmi Y2 is none other than the rebranded Redmi S2, which went official in China last month. The device is touted to be a selfie-centric one and the company is teasing this feature on social media.

    Xiaomi Redmi Y2 and MIUI 10 India launch highlights

    Xiaomi will live stream the launch event of the Redmi Y2 on its official website and social media channels for its fans to catch hold of the updates live. You can follow our Redmi Y2 launch live updates from here to catch the action live at your comfort.

    Live updates 

    15:50:49: The Redmi Y2 base variant with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage is priced at Rs. 9,999. The top-end variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage is priced at Rs. 12,999. The device will be exclusive to Amazon and the sale will debut on June 12. There will be Airtel and ICICI partner offers as well. The Airtel users will get Rs. 1,800 instant cashback. 

    15:50:23: The MIUI 10 beta will be rolled out this month and the stable version will come later. 

    15:33:20: MIUI 10, which was launched last week is the next product. It focuses on speed, sound, design and AI portraits. The future MIUI updates will focus on speed, claims the company. The MIUI 10 also focus on the full-screen design trend. It paves for a new Recents section with a redesign. 

    15:26:52: Under its hood, there is a Snapdragon 625 SoC based on the 14nm process. It is touted to be 37% faster performance than the Redmi Y1. It is said to last over a day and there is a dedicated dual SIM slot and dedicated microSD card. The company will bundle a free clear case with the box and all the Redmi Y2 units will be made in India. 

    15:25:55: There is smart photo editing will let you remove any object or person in the background in a single click. There is a fingerprint sensor at the back along with Face Unlock for security. 

    15:23:28: There is a dual camera setup with a 12MP+5MP combination. There is a large pixel size to take in more light. The camera can click sharper and crisper images. 

    15:16:27: AI Beautify works on 10 facial features and still retains some aspects. The selfie camera comparison between Redmi Y2, Vivo V9 and Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo showing the camera competency of the Xiaomi phone. 

    15:13:42: It comes in three color variants - Elegant Gold, Rose Gold and Grey. It has a 16MP AI selfie camera with HDR, low-light selfie, AI Beautify, and AI portrait mode. There is a selfie light, which is similar to the ambient white light. It can also come to play while taking videos in low light. 

    15:11:53: Redmi Y2 with a 16MP AI selfie camera has been confirmed. 

    15:09:54: He talks about the Redmi Y1's success and its user adoption. Undoubtedly, it became the highest selling selfie-centric smartphone. 

    15:06:27: The event has started and Manu Kumar Jain says that Xiaomi is the leading smartphone brand in India. It also dominates the online business with 60% share. Also, Xiaomi is the second brand in the offline market. Their offline business has grown significantly in a year. 

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