Xiaomi Welcomes Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Into Its New Selfie-Focused Series

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 is the first Xiaomi smartphone to be announced in the month of November. Yesterday, the smartphone OEM announced this affordable smartphone, and promised to launch the smartphone on November 8. Xiaomi Redmi Y1 is the first smartphone in the new Xiaomi selfie-focused series. Xiaomi Redmi Y1 was announced alongside Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite. First of all, let’s review the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 smartphone. Stay with me.


The smartphone has a large 5.5 inches display that comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. Xiaomi, one of the dons of smartphone designs decided to go with a simple aesthetic on this piece. The front of the smartphone has no side bezels but bears the front camera and some in-built sensors at the top bezels while the bottom bezel houses the Android navigation buttons. The smartphone will be available in Gold and Dark Grey. Being a light smartphone, its weight is pegged at 157 g (battery inclusive) and it’s also slim at 7.7 mm thickness.

The large HD IPS LCD touchscreen has a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection to its name. Its resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and 267 ppi pixel density controls the screen’s sharpness and clarity. Multi-touch input is supported on the smartphone. The smartphone’s display comes with a 2.5D Curved Glass and it has a 9% screen-to-body ratio.


The smartphone features Qualcomm Snapdraon 435 MSM8940 as its chipset with an Octa core 1.4GHz ARM Cortex-A53 as its CPU. The 64-bit CPU uses the 28nm process technology. Addressing the graphics presentation is the Qualcomm Adreno 505 GPU. Xiaomi Redmi Y1 runs on the Android v7.1.2 Nougat OS that’s the basis for the smartphone’s MIUI9 user interface. In the memory segment, the smartphone has two variants in both the RAM and ROM. There is a 3GB RAM variant that’s accompanied with a 32GB ROM for multi-tasking roles and storage functions respectively. The other variant is a 4GB RAM that comes along with a 64GB ROM. The smartphone variants can have their internal storage extended to 256GB with a micro SD card usage.


The smartphone’s front camera has a 16MP shooter for excellent selfie production. The camera has the f/2.0 aperture and a 76.4 degree wide angle lens. The rear camera has a 13MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture for image capturing and video recording. The rear camera has a dual-LED flash support for brightening the scene. The cellular connectivity gradient on the smartphone are 2G GSM, 3G HSDPA and 4G LTE network types.


A non-removable Lithium Ion 3,080mAh battery that gives a talk time of about 30 hours is present on the smartphone. There is no Quick charge technology on the smartphone to quicken the charge time.

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Full Technical Specifications


Device TypeSmartphone
ModelXiaomi Y1
Announced2nd November, 2017
StatusLaunching Soon


2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G NetworkLTE: 3(1800), 5(850), 40(2300) MHz
SIM TypeNano SIM
SIM CountDual SIM


2GGPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3GUp to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4GUp to 150 Mbps
SpeedHSPA 42.2 Mbps
Web BrowserYes, HTML5


Weight153 g
Body MaterialAluminium Alloy
ColoursGold, Dark Grey


Display TypeIPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen
Size5.5” HD
Resolution1280 * 720 pixels
Colors16M colors
Pixel Density~267 ppi pixel density
Touch ScreenYes
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3
FeaturesMulti-touch input, Scratch Resistant, 2.5D Curved Glass
Secondary DisplayNo


Primary13 MP
Video[email protected]
FeaturesHDR, autofocus, Geo-tagging, ISO, panorama camera with LED flash
FlashYes, Dual-LED flash
Secondary16 MP


Operating SystemAndroid OS, 7.1.2 Nougat OS
User InterfaceMIUI 9.0
Java SupportNo


ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 435 MSM8940
CPUOcta core 1.40GHz ARM Cortex-A53
GPUQualcomm Adreno 505
RAM (Memory)3 / 4 GB RAM
Internal Storage32 / 64 GB
Card SlotExpandable to 256GB
SensorsFingerprint sensor, accelerometer, proximity, compass, ambient light sensor
ControlsLock Button, and Volume Key


BluetoothYes, Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP (Advance Audio Distribution Profile), LE Profile
Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Dual Band
Wi-fi HotspotYes
USB TypeMicro USB v2.0
Wireless Chargingn/a


Battery TypeLi-Ion Battery
Capacity3,080 mAh Battery
StandbyUp to 241 hours
Talk TimeUp to 30 hours
Music PlayUp to 66.5 hours


SMSYes (threaded view)
EmailYes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP


Audio PlaybackYes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Video PlaybackYes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Video Outn/a
FM RadioYes, Stereo FM radio with RDS
Alert TypesVibration, Ringtones
Ring TonesMP3, WAV
HandsfreeYes, 3.5mm Jack

Other Features

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

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When Xiaomi Redmi Y1 gets released, there is high chance it will be sold at $139 that’s about NGN50,000.

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