[Update 4 PM, June 7th, 2018] The much-awaited Redmi Y2 has been launched in India today. The 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 9,999 and the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 12,999.
Xiaomi is gearing up to launch a new smartphone at its event taking place in New Delhi today, and we expect the Xiaomi Redmi Y2 (rebranded Redmi S2) to make its debut in the Indian market. The upcoming smartphone is going to be an Amazon exclusive product and will be launching alongside the MIUI 10 software update. The event is scheduled to take place at 3 PM IST, and we will be providing you with live updates as soon as the launch even commences.
Redmi Y2 (Redmi S2) Launch Event: Watch Live Stream
As mentioned earlier, the Xiaomi launch event is taking place in New Delhi at exactly 3 PM IST today ( June 7, 2018). The company is going to webcast the event live on mi.com. You can check in below for our live coverage of the event as well which will begin as soon as the event kicks off.
Redmi Y2 (Redmi S2): Price in India
Ever since the Redmi Y2 was rumoured to launch, it was expected to arrive as a mid-ranged offering from Xiaomi which would be priced somewhere in between the Redmi 5 and the Redmi Note 5. The base variant of the Redmi 5 is priced at Rs. 8,999 while the base model of the Redmi Note 5 is priced at Rs.9,999. However, there was a price leak recently of the upcoming, selfie-centric handset which leads us to believe its price would star from Rs.9,999 as well. If this is true, then this price would be for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage model, while a 4GB RAM with 64 GB storage variant would be priced at Rs.11,999. This is still unconfirmed, and we can expect to get official pricing for the smartphone once the event begins.
Redmi Y2 (Redmi S2): Specifications, Features
The Redmi Y2 is expected to come with a large 5.99-inch 1440 x 720 HD+ resolution IPS LCD display that has an18:9 aspect ratio. Powering the device would likely be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset that has an octa-core CPU clocked at 2.0GHZ alongside an Adreno 506 GPU. There are two storage configurations of the device, but it is uncertain if both will launch in India. Either way, the smartphone is said to have a dedicated microSD card expansion slot for up to 256GB of added storage.
Imaging is the main highlight of this smartphone with a 12MP + 5MP dual-camera setup at the back, while a large 16MP snapper has been placed at the front for selfies. The rear camera setup features dual-tone LED flash, Portrait mode, HDR, facial recognition and Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS). This selfie camera has been teased with the #FindYourSelfie hashtag on Amazon recently. The lens features a bunch of AI enhancements. This sensor is even capable of Face Unlock, and you also have a fingerprint scanner at the back for hassle-free security as well.
In terms of connectivity, the smartphone has the usual array of Wi-Fi 802/11 a/b/g/n standard, with Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy, GPS, micro USB 2.0 charging port, IR blaster, and 4G VoLTE support. It could come with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. The skin version for launch might just be the MIUI 9.5 with the next update rolling out later.