The trending news of the season is definitely the latest launch by Xiaomi, i.e. the Redmi Y2 smartphone. Termed as the successor to the Redmi Y1, this latest flagship device boasts of improved hardware, improved design, and updated front as well as rear camera.

Apart from the above, there are also quite a lot of other enthralling features of this Redmi Y2. Read on now:

Design:

As the look suggests, this Y2 is a hybrid of the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro. Available in color variants of Dark Grey, Gold, and Rose Gold, the phone has a plastic unibody design with a metal finish. In addition, Xiaomi has added antenna lines on the back to make it look similar to a phone with a metal body. On the rear front, it also has a dual camera setup vertically aligned on the left side while the fingerprint scanner sits in the center. Users would also get dual SIM slots and a dedicated microSD slot in a single tray, 3.5mm audio jack and micro USB port at the bottom. The front is glass for the Gold variant, the front has white color while the Black variant has a black finish on the front. Overall, the phone feels extremely comfortable to carry and the curved sides provide a good grip too.

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Display:

It has a 6-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels. The screen is in 18:9 aspect ratio and it has slim side bezels. The brightness levels of the screen are also great and are easy to view under direct sunlight. Xiaomi has also added gesture-based navigation on the Y2 which can be enabled in settings for instance by default, onscreen buttons are present.

Hardware:

Similar to the Redmi Note 5 Pro, the Redmi Y2 is powered by a Snapdragon 625 processor and would come in the option of 3GB RAM + 32GB storage or 4GB RAM + 64GB storage. The battery is a 3,080mAh and supports fast charging. As mentioned above, the phone has a dedicated microSD slot and can support up to 256GB SD cards. Connectivity options include 4G, VoLTE, WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.2. Also, like all Xiaomi phones, the Redmi Y2 also comes with an IR port to work as a remote control for supported electronic appliances.

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Software:

On the software side, it runs on Xiaomi’s own MiUi 9.5 user interface based on the latest Android 8.1. The phone, in fact, has a number of useful features including gesture navigation, dual apps, reading mode, one hand mode as well as Face Unlock. There is also AI implementation in the camera department. Xiaomi demands that the camera software would learn from user’s usage pattern and adapt for best results.

Camera:

Being a selfie-focused phone, the Redmi Y2 features a 16MP front camera with f2.0 aperture and HDR support. There is a front LED flash also present to use in low light. The front camera also supports HDR and features a blur effect. The front camera has AI Beautify feature which recognizes different facial feature and enhances them for the best result. The most striking India specific feature which recognizes and preserves bindi and nose pins for women and facial hair for men.

On the rear front, there is also a dual camera setup – 12MP + 5MP with f2.2 aperture, phase detect autofocus and full HD video recording support. Like the front camera, this one also has HDR and offers a dedicated portrait mode for depth effect that utilized the secondary camera. Users would also notice a great edge detection.

For its price, the Redmi Y2 seems to be a compelling option for selfie lovers. So, to conclude, this is the phone, which offers smart design, good hardware, and software plus a large display for the budget conscious user.