At an event in India, Xiaomi has unveiled a new smartphone lineup called Redmi Y that currently consists of two devices. Called Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite, the phones come in Gold and Dark Gray colors and will be available exclusively on Amazon.in, Mi.com as well as Mi Home and offline stores starting from November 8. The Redmi Y1 starts at $140 and Redmi Y1 Lite costs $110.

Both phones are very similar, and come with a brushed metal-like finish on the back with aluminium alloy frame. The base model also has a fingerprint sensor on the back that can unlock the phone in 0.3 seconds, a dedicated dual SIM and a microSD expansion slot.

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 specifications

5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD 2.5D curved glass display, 450 nits brightness, 1000: 1 Contrast ratio, 70% NTSC color gamut, Corning Gorilla Glass protection
4GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 435 Mobile Platform with Adreno 505 GPU
3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage, 4GB RAM with 64GB storage, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) with MIUI 8, upgradable to MIUI 9
Dual SIM
13MP rear camera with LED Flash, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF
16MP front-facing camera with LED flash, OmniVision sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 76.4-degree wide-angle lens
Fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor
Dimensions: 153× 76.2 × 7.7mm; Weight: 153g
4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS / GLOASS
3080mAh (typical) / 3000mAh (minimum) battery

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite specifications

5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD display, 450 nits brightness, 1000: 1 Contrast ratio, 70% NTSC color gamut, Corning Gorilla Glass protection
4GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 425 Mobile Platform with Adreno 308 GPU
2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) with MIUI 8, upgradable to MIUI 9
Dual SIM
13MP rear camera with LED Flash, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF
5MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
Infrared sensor
Dimensions: 153× 76.2 × 7.55mm; Weight: 150g
4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS / GLONASS
3080mAh (typical) / 3000mAh (minimum) battery

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