Xiaomi Redmi Y2 launched in India along with MIUI 10 Global ROM

The Xiaomi Redmi Y2 launch has officially marked the entry of the Redmi S2 to India, albeit under a different name. The company’s also announced the MIUI 10 Global ROM besides the smartphone.

Xiaomi Redmi Y2 Launch

Xiaomi Redmi Y2 Launch Price

To recall, the Redmi S2 got unveiled in China last month. The device has now made its way to India as the Redmi Y2 with most of its specs and design elements intact. The handset is priced at Rs 9999 for its 3GB/32GB option and Rs 12999 for its 4GB/64GB one.

Like its previous variants, the Redmi Y2 is supposed to be a youth-centric offering. There’s a special emphasis on AI-powered selfies via the 16MP front-facing camera. The technology allows for bokeh effects where the background is blurred and the foreground is in focus. It even detects traits like a person’s age and gender to aid the beautification process.

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Xiaomi is also touting the 4500k soft-toned selfie light which is supposed to simulate natural white light. A super pixel feature further improves photos snapped in low-light conditions by reducing noise and capturing more light. Meanwhile, the 12MP + 5MP shooters at the back boast of 1.25μm large pixels, PDAF, and an AI portrait mode.

MIUI 10

As expected, the Xiaomi Redmi Y2 launch was accompanied by the debut of the MIUI 10 Global ROM. The China ROM was showcased last month alongside the Mi 8. The international version is pretty much the same. India-specific features include revamped versions of Mi Video, Browser, Mi Music, and a quick menu tab for business and service messages.

The MIUI 10 Global ROM Beta is set to roll out in June. The final version will go official in September. Eligible Mi devices include the Mi Mix 2, Mi 6, Mi 5s Plus, Mi 5s, Mi 5, Mi 4, Mi 3, Mi Note 2, Mi Max 2, and Mi Max.

Specifications of the Xiaomi Redmi Y2:

– Display: 5.99-inch 18:9, 1440 x 720 pixels
– OS: Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 9
– CPU: octa-core Snapdragon 625
– GPU: Adreno 506
– Storage: 32GB/64GB, expandable up to 256GB
– RAM: 3GB/4GB
– Camera: 12MP + 5MP rear, 16MP front
– Battery: 3080mAh
– Size: 160.73 x 77.26 x 8.1mm
– Weight: 170g
– Connectivity: 4G, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi, microUSB 2.0, A-GPS, GLONASS

The phones are joined by the Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 5 Pro, Redmi Note 5A, Redmi Note 5A Prime, Redmi Note 3, Redmi Note 4X, Redmi Note 4 (TW), Redmi Note 3, Redmi 5, Redmi 5A, Redmi 4, Redmi 4A, Redmi 3S, Redmi Y1 Lite, Redmi Y1, and Redmi Y2. The new phone will hit Amazon India, Xiaomi’s site, and Mi Home outlets on June 12.