New Delhi: Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi on Thursday launched a new smartphone series in India by unveiling two devices –Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite.
The Redmi Y1 features 13MP rear and 16MP front camera. The 3GB RAM/32GB storage variant is priced at Rs 8,999, while 4GB/64GB variant will be available for Rs 10,999.
Redmi Y1 Lite features 5.5-inch display, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage (expandable upto 128GB), 13MP rear and 5MP front camera, and 3,080mAh battery.
Redmi Y1 Lite is priced at Rs 6,999.
Redmi Y1 is Xiaomi’s first phone in India which boasts a Selfie-light. This, paired with a 16 MP front facing camera, ensures selfies come out bright and clear even in challenging conditions.
The devices will be available from November 8 across Amazon.In, Mi.Com, Mi Home stores, and Xiaomi’s offline partners.
Manu Kumar Jain, Global Vice President of Xiaomi and Managing Director of Xiaomi India, tweeted:
Besides, Xiaomi has also unveiled the global version of its operating system MIUI 9 that includes new features designed for India.
Xiaomi sells its products through offline channels like large format stores, multi-brand outlets and its own Mi Homes.
The smartphone brand, which competes with the likes of Samsung, Lenovo, vivo and Oppo in India, had earlier in the year said it expects to clock revenues in excess of USD 2 billion (Rs 12,867 crore) from its India operations this year, doubling its topline over 2016.
Xiaomi said that it expects 30 percent of its sales in India to come through offline stores by this year-end.
The company, which forayed into the Indian market by selling its handsets online only, has been gradually ramping up its offline presence through partners.