Xiaomi Redmi Y2 with 3GB RAM, Android 8.1 surfaces in benchmarks ahead of India launch on June 7

Xiaomi recently scheduled an event on June 7th in India to launch a new Redmi smartphone. The Redmi S2 that was recently introduced in China was expected to be launched as Redmi Y2, as the successor of last year’s Redmi Y1, now the benchmarks of the smartphone has surfaced that confirms that it will be called the Redmi Y2.

This reveals Android 8.1 (Oreo) and 3GB of RAM. Even though it just mentions a 2GHz Octa-Core SoC, we already know that the phone will be powered by Snapdragon 625.

Xiaomi Redmi Y2 specifications

  • 5.99-inch (1440 × 720 pixels) HD+ 18:9 2.5D curved glass display with 1000:1 contrast ratio, 450 nits (typ) Brightness, 70.8% NTSC color gamut
  • 2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 506 GPU
  • 3GB RAM with 32GB storage / 4GB RAM with 64GB storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
  • Android 8.1 (Oreo) with MIUI 9
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
  • 12MP rear camera with LED Flash, 1.25μm pixel size, PDAF, f/2.2 aperture, secondary 5MP camera
  • 16MP front-facing camera with LED flash
  • Fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor
  • Dimensions: 160.73 × 77.26 × 8.1mm; Weight: 170g
  • 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS
  • 3080mAh (typical) / 3000mAh (minimum) battery

The Xiaomi Redmi Y2 comes in Rose gold, Champagne Gold and Platinum Silver colors and was introduced in China starting at 999 yuan (US$ 156 / Rs. 10,560 approx.) for the 3GB RAM with 32GB storage version and 1299 yuan (US$ 204 / Rs. 13,735 approx.)  for the 4GB RAM with 64GB storage version. We should know the price for India when it is launched next Thursday.


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