India-Specific Features Xiaomi is Adding to MIUI 10

Ruben Fields
June 10, 2018

Redmi Y2 is actually Redmi S2 that was launched in China last month.

Xiaomi Redmi Y2 sports a 5.99-inch (1440 × 720 pixels) HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio and has 2.5D curved glass on its top.

The 32 GB storage + 3 GB RAM edition of the Redmi Y2 will be available with a pricing of Rs. 9,999. The phone will be available exclusively on Amazon India. Telecom partner Airtel is offering Rs. 1800 instant cashback and up to 240GB free data.

The Xiaomi Redmi Y2 comes in three colors - Gold, Rose Gold, and Grey.

Xiaomi on Thursday launched its second selfie smartphone in India.

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No phone is flawless, and same is the case with the Redmi Y2. The device comes with a 4500K selfie light which Xiaomi claims can produce white light similar to what we see in our surroundings. Redmi Y2 offers portrait selfies and digital makeovers with Beautify 4.0, a software that simulates makeup. For security, the Y2 features a rear mounted fingerprint scanner along with AI Face unlock. The two other models will probably feature dual rear 12MP+8MP rear cameras and 5MP front lens.

Coming to the camera department, there is a 12 mega pixel rear camera with LED Flash, 1.25μm pixel size, PDAF with f/2.2 aperture and a secondary 5 MP camera. The Redmi Y2 is quite basic, apart from the camera shenanigans, but sometimes that is just good enough for a budget smartphone.

The Redmi Y2 also packs a smart photo editing feature which can remove unwanted subjects from the background. The handset is also equipped with AI-based face unlock.

The AI dual camera includes a 12-megapixel primary sensor for shooting still images with 1.25micron pixels. Even if the updates aren't always timely, the Chinese tech company always delivers, but in the case of the Redmi Note 5 Pro, Xiaomi has gone all out to provide the latest Android 8.1 Oreo update and even fixed issues that were reported regarding it.

Redmi Y2 offers the option of choosing full-screen gestures to ditch the on-screen buttons, which frankly is the more intuitive option to interface with your smartphone.

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