Redmi Y2 (Mi Y2) Top 5 Features: Price in India, Sale Date, Launch Offers, Specifications

Here are the top five features of Xiaomi's new Redmi Y2 budget Android smartphone.


Xiaomi launched its latest Y-series smartphone in India, dubbed the Redmi Y2. The successor to the Redmi Y1 from last year, the Redmi Y2 is based on the Redmi S2 that was launched in China last month. Priced similarly to the Redmi Note 5, the Redmi Y2 offers quite a few advantages that might make it a more attractive option for some buyers. It will go on sale in India from June 12th, at Amazon.

Redmi Y2 (Mi Y2): Top 5 Features

  1. Undoubtedly, the key highlight of the new Redmi Y2 is its 16MP resolution front-facing camera. Similar to the 20MP selfie camera on the Redmi Note 5 Pro, the Redmi Y2 front-facing camera comes with AI Beautify 4.0 feature that uses AI-based technology to enhance your selfies and has been “fine-tuned” for consumers in India. This means the Beautify feature will preserve bindi and beards when beautifying user selfies. The 16MP front camera also gets an LED flash to help users capture selfies in low-light.
  2. At the rear, Xiaomi’s new Redmi Y2 is equipped with an impressive 12MP + 5MP dual-camera setup with phase detection autofocus and supports Full HD video recording. The dual-camera setup also comes with an AI Portrait mode to let users capture photos with a nice bokeh effect.
  3. The Redmi Y2 runs on the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core 14nm processor as the Redmi Note 5. While it may not be the most powerful mid-range SoC on the market, there is no doubt that the chip does provide decent performance combined with great efficiency. The chipset is clocked at 2.0 GHz and features an Adreno 506 GPU.
  4. Almost the entire front of the Redmi Y2 is dominated by the 5.99-inch IPS display with 720 x 1440 HD+ resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. Xiaomi says the panel used on the Redmi Y2 has a peak brightness of 450-nits, 1000:1 static contrast ratio, and 70.8% NTSC color gamut coverage. Like other Xiaomi smartphones, it also offers a Reading mode and color temperature adjustment.
  5. Another feature that differentiates the Redmi Y2 from the Redmi Note 5 is Face Unlock. Similar to the Redmi Note 5 Pro, Redmi Y2 users will be able to unlock the device in the blink of an eye. All you have to do is place the Redmi Y2 in front of your face and turn on the display to gain access. If you don’t find the Face Unlock feature secure enough, you can also use the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor to gain access.

Redmi Y2 (Mi Y2): Other Specifications

The Redmi Y2 comes in two memory configurations – 3GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4G RAM + 64GB storage. For further expansion, the handset includes a dedicated microSD card slot. Connectivity-wise, the Redmi Y2 supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, 4G VoLTE, and an IR blaster. Keeping the lights on is a 3080mAh capacity non-removable battery. In terms of size, the Redmi Y2 measures 160.73 x 77.26 x 8.1mm and weighs in at 170 grams. On the software front, it runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 9.5 out of the box.

Redmi Y2 (Mi Y2): Price in India, Sale Date, Offers

The Xiaomi Redmi Y2 starts at Rs.9,999 for the base variant with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. If you wish to have more storage on your next smartphone, you can opt for the 4GB RAM + 64GB variant of the Redmi Y2, which is priced at Rs.12,999. As confirmed previously, the Redmi Y2 will be sold in India exclusively via It will also be available on The smartphone is set to on sale in India for the first time on June 12th, i.e. next Tuesday. Color options include Dark Grey, Gold, and Rose Gold. As for launch offers, Xiaomi will be shipping the Redmi Y2 will a case in the box. ICICI Bank credit and debit cardholders will be able to avail a Rs.500 instant discount during the first sale. Meanwhile, Airtel subscribers can get Rs.1,800 instant cashback on purchasing the Redmi Y2, along with up to 240GB of free data.