Redmi Y1, Redmi Y1 Lite go on sale today in India: Availability, offers and deals

Xiaomi Redmi Y-series sale kicks off today via Amazon India and from 12 PM onwards

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    • Redmi Y1, Redmi Y1 Lite sale starts today at 12 PM
    • The smartphones bundle 280 GB Idea 4G data
    • Pricing starts at Rs. 6,999

Xiaomi’s budget-friendly Redmi Y-series smartphones will be available for purchase from today. The all-new selfie-centric Redmi Y1 and the watered down Redmi Y1 Lite will be up for sale from 12 PM today via e-commerce platform Amazon India and Xiaomi’s official website

While Xiaomi brought these handsets with a new name tag, the Redmi Y1 Lite is actually a rebranded version of the Redmi Note 5A that was unveiled in China last month.

Talking about the price, Redmi Y1 3GB RAM/32GB storage version comes for a price of Rs. 8,999, while the 4GB RAM/64GB storage variant carries a price tag of Rs. 10,999. The Y1 Lite, on the other hand, is priced at Rs. 6,999.

In terms of specifications, both variants of the Redmi Y1 feature a 5.5-inch HD (1280×720 pixel resolution) display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. They are powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 435 SoC and have a dedicated microSD slot. The selfie-focused Redmi Y1 features a 16MP front-facing camera along with a dedicated front LED flash module.

Redmi Y1

The camera sensor has a “Pixel binning” technology that is meant to reduce noise and improve pictures captured in low light. The front camera comes with f/2.0 aperture and has 76.4-degree wide angle lens. It has a face recognition feature as well. At the back, it has a 13-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture, PDAF and LED flash. The rear camera comes with real-time, burst mode, panorama and HDR modes.

Also Read: Xiaomi Redmi Y1 selfie camera samples, photo gallery & first impressions

The entry-level Redmi Y1 Lite features a 5.5-inch HD display with 720×1280 resolution. It is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB onboard storage. Internal storage can be further expanded up to 128GB via microSD card. The phone carries a 13MP rear camera with PDAF support and a 5MP front-facing camera for selfies. Unlike the Y1, the Redmi Y Lite doesn’t feature a fingerprint scanner. Both the handsets pack a battery backup of 3080mAh that promises up to 10 days standby time.

Redmi Y1 series sale starts today via Amazon India at 12 PM
Redmi Y1 series sale starts today via Amazon India at 12 PM

The Redmi Y-series bundles a few exciting offers that include- 280GB of 4G data on Idea network. The offer is available for new Idea prepaid subscribers. Consumers can also get free one-year Hungama Music subscription. The offer, however, is limited to first five lakh combined buyers of all Xiaomi devices. Mi and Redmi users can also get a free 3-month subscription to Hungama Play. Besides the new Redmi Y-series, the free Hungama Music subscription is also available on the smartphones like Mi MIX 2, Mi Max 2, Redmi Note 4 among others. Customers can avail these offers via both Amazon India and