Xiaomi Unveils Selfie-Focused Redmi Y2 With AI Beautification & More

Xiaomi is releasing a rehashed version of its existing Redmi S2, the Redmi Y2. The phone takes over the self-portrait capabilities of its predecessor while also retaining the price-tag.

Design and Display

Xiaomi Redmi Y2

The design of the phone is built out of metal, apparently, with a Gold, Dark Grey and Rose Gold finish. The design is pretty much the same as the Redmi S2 with vertically oriented dual cameras at the back and an 18:9 aspect ratio screen.

The display is a 5.99” display with a modest HD+ resolution. It is an IPS LCD panel.

Internals and Storage

Under the hood, the processor has been upgraded to a Snapdragon 625. There’s a 3 GB version with 32 GB storage, as well as a 4 GB version with 64 GB storage. The OS is Android 8.0 with MIUI onboard.


The front camera is definitely the star, with a 16 MP lens and a LED Flash, 1080p video, as well as AI features. There’s also pixel binning as well as auto HDR for acclimatizing in low-light.


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The back camera has two lenses: a 12 MP and a 5 MP, with an LED flash and HDR in tow.


The battery capacity is set at 3080 mAh, no word on fast charging

Pricing starts at $130 for the version with 3 GB RAM, while the 4 GB version will retail for $180 when the phone hits the markets.

Xiaomi Redmi Y2 Specifications

  • CPU: 2.0 GHz octa-core Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Adreno 506
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • OS: Android 8.0 Oreo with MIUI 9.5
  • Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
  • Display:
    • 5.99” 18:9 LCD with HD+ (1440 x 720) resolution
  • Memory
    • RAM: 3/4 GB
    • Internal: 32/64 GB
    • Card slot: yes
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 12 MP + 5MP, PDAF, HDR, LED
    • Secondary: 16 MP, f/2.0, LED
  • Connectivity: microUSB, audio-jack, WI-FI, GPS, LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, FM
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Battery: 3080 mAh
  • Price: $150 (3/32 GB), $180 (4/64 GB)

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