Xaomi to Launch Redmi 6

Redmi Y2 supports Face Unlock powered by Snapdragon 625

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Xiaomi Redmi Y2, successor to last year's Redmi Y1, has been launched in India on Thursday at an event held in New Delhi. The poster has a large "6" in the background hinting at the launch of the Redmi 6 series of smartphones.

As far as the design is concerned, the Redmi Y2 closely resembles the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro - except for a few differences on the back. The Xiaomi Redmi Y2 comes at a starting price of Rs 9,999. Even though this phone has a great value compared to other brands, the phone in their own lineup will likely be a bottleneck for the sales of this device. The device will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor coupled with 3GB and 32GB storage. The phone also boasts of a fingerprint sensor, selfie LED light, dual rear cameras, and a special feature.

With connectivity options such as 4G LTE with VoLTE, dual-SIM card slots, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Global Positioning System, the smartphone runs Android 8.0 Oreo OS with MIUI 9 skin on top. The screen is 5.99” in diagonal with a tall 18:9 ratio and an HD+ resolution (1440 x 720 pixels). It has a battery backup of 3080mAh and runs MIUI 9. The newest MIUI feels more polished than its previous version and comes with a gesture feature, which allows you to disable the navigation bar and use a gesture interface not very different from that of the iPhoneX.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is cheaper than the Moto Z3 Play.

Redmi Y2

Xiaomi is also touting the 4500k soft-toned selfie light which is supposed to simulate natural white light. The camera sensor provides support for PDAF including a wide range of camera modes on both rear and front.

Now, it is possible that the device that is shown in an image above is not the Redmi 6, but rather the Redmi Note 6.

Following the Redmi S2 specifications, we can expect the new smartphone to sport a 16MP front-facing sensor with AI-powered portrait mode and vertically aligned 12 MP + 5 MP sensors on the back. So, battery performance will be good enough to offer a full day usage.

Xiaomi's event for the Redmi Y2 launch is set to kick off at 3:00PM today, and you will be able to watch it live online. The device will be available in gold, rose gold and dark grey colour options. The Redmi Note 6 may become official along with the Redmi 6 on June 12, but who knows, we'll just have to wait and see. The phone is backed by a 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, while there is another variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It is a dual sim smartphone which supports all required connectivities like 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.2 and GPS + GLONASS.

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