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Xiaomi Launched The Redmi Y1 And Y1 Lite With New Software MIUI 9

In a Press event which happened in New Delhi, Xiaomi India has unveiled its new smartphone series the Y-Series which is specially made for selfie centric people in which there are two smartphones the Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite and also they launched MIUI 9 in India.So let’s talk about the Y-Series first.

Redmi Y-Series:

So in Y-series, there are two new phones the Redmi Y1 and the Redmi Y1 Lite.

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Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Specifications:

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The Design of the phone is quite sleek and comes with two color options the Dark Gray and Gold.

  • So Redmi Y1 has a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of (1280 x 720)HD  and comes with 2.5D curved glass.The phone has a protection of Corning Gorilla Glass.
  • The Device has Adreno 505GPU and 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 135 octa-core 64-bit chipset and 3/4 GB of Ram
  • The Device comes with Android Nougat 7.1.2 with MIUI 9
  • The Device comes with Dual sim capability and a dedicated MicroSD slot
  • The Device has a 32/64GB of expandable storage up to 128 GB via a MicroSD card
  • Redmi Y1 has a 16 Mega-Pixel front camera with a f/2.0 aperture and also has a front selfie LED flash which comes with pixel binning technology for better low-light selfies and a sharper image.The rear camera of the device is 13 Mega-Pixel with f/2.2 aperture and a Depth of field effect.
  • The phone is backed up by a 3,080 mAh battery capacity
  • The Device has an Infrared Sensor (IR Blaster) to control your home appliances
  • The phone weighs at about 153 grams and dimensions are: 153 x 76.2 x 7.7 mm

The camera of the phone is the Key point here and due to the front LED flash, the photos become sharp and also gives a Catchlight so the subject looks brighter.

The Redmi Y1 comes in two variants the 3 GB + 32 GB variant and 4 GB + 64 GB variant pricing at Rs.8,999($140) and Rs.10,999($170) respectively.

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Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite Specifications:

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Xiaomi Y1 Lite is a little brother of the Xiaomi Y1.The phones come with two color options the Dark Gray and Gold.

  • So Xiaomi Y1 Lite has a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of (1280 x 720)HD and comes with 2.5D curved glass.The phone has a protection of Corning Gorilla Glass.
  • The Device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quadcore 64-bit chipset and has 2 GB of RAM
  • The device comes with Android Nougat 7.1.2 with MIUI 9
  • The device has a 16 GB of onboard storage which can be expandable via a microSD card
  • The Redmi Y1 has a 13 Mega-Pixel rear camera with an aperture of f/2.2 with PDAF technology.
  • The phone is backed up by a 3,080 mAh battery capacity
  • The Device has an Infrared Sensor (IR Blaster) to control your home appliances
  • The phone weighs at about 150 grams

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The phone comes in only one variant which is 2 GB + 16 GB variant pricing at Rs.6,999 ($108).

Both the phones will be available from 8th of November at 12 noon on Amazon and also few offline retail stores such as Reliance Digital.Ms. Katrina Kaif is the new Brand ambassador for Y-series phones.

MIUI 9:

Xiaomi India also unveiled new MIUI 9  and according to them, it is unmatched and seamless.So MIUI 9 is Xiaomi’s biggest step towards software OS and it is as fast as Stock Android.

Xiaomi did a small survey and they come to know that the users using Xiaomi A1 prefer MIUI more than stock android due to its endless features and performance.So Xiaomi has gone further with their software OS the MIUI 9.

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MIUI 9 Features:

  • MIUI 9 has some new features which have dragged our attention.
  • One of the main features in MIUI 9 is it’s MI Drop which was originally available in other countries but now is available in India and not only to Xiaomi users but also to other Android phone users.MI Drop is available to download on Playstore, MI Drop is a sharing feature in which users and send and receive files seamlessly with just one click.
  • MIUI 9 also has some new animations to them, when an app is closed the app icon bounces which happens very smoothly.For now, they have introduced 21 animated icons.
  • Split Screen is one of the features from MIUI 9 which basically allows users to use two applications at one time and it is better than stock android’split screen.
  • App Vault feature makes it easier to users to pay or to book cabs instantly just with 1 swipe towards left will bring a widget which will allow you to perform things very quickly.
  • Smart Photo editing feature allows you to edit photos in a much different manner than before.There is new erase option as shown at the launch which will erase anything from the photo at just a swipe.
  • Xiaomi also introduced 12 new Stickers sets of which 4 are exclusively for India.
  • A new theme called as the Limitless theme is launched in the theme store which is light and has rounded icons.
  • Now the Notifications are also organized properly and are almost similar to stock android, which gives the ability to quick reply and to expand the notifications.
  • Xiaomi also introduced Private video feature which allows the user to private videos quickly with just one click.Video also supports new formats.

These were all the new features in MIUI 9 which looks like that will kill all other smartphone skins as it has got stability, speed, and some amazing features.

MIUI 9 Availability:

MIUI 9 will be available for Redmi Note 4, MI Mix 2 and MI Max 2. For other devices it will be available soon.

Pictures Source: event.mi.com

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