Xiaomi has launched the Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite smartphones as the first members of its new Redmi Y-series, with the target audience as the youth of India. The biggest highlight of the Redmi Y1 is its 16-megapixel front camera, complete with a LED selfie light. The Redmi Y1 Lite is similar to its sibling in specifications but features a 5-megapixel camera in front, and looks like a rebranded Redmi Note 5A. Alongside the phones, Xiaomi also announced the availability of the MIUI 9 Global ROM - early November for Redmi Note 4, Mi MIX 2, and Mi Max 2, with other smartphones set to get it by end of the month.
Xiaomi Redmi Y1 price in India is Rs. 8,999 for the variant with 32GB storage and 3GB RAM. There's another variant of the phone, with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, priced at Rs. 10,999. As for the Redmi Y1 Lite, the phone comes in only one configuration with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage, and is priced at Rs. 6,999. Both handsets will be available via Amazon India, and will go on sale via Amazon and Mi.com on November 8. After that, the handsets will be available via offline stores as well.