Redmi Y1 is Xiaomi’s new budget warrior as the Chinese brand aims to continue the strong growth it has experienced over the past year. The new model goes on sale in India on Wednesday, November 8 at 12pm IST via a flash sale in two variants, alongside its sibling Redmi Y1 Lite. The youth-focused selfie smartphone offers very competitive hardware for its segment, but with several popular models already in the running, will the going be tougher than what Xiaomi expects it to be? We take a look at the Redmi Y1 price in India, specifications and key features compared to the popular models in its price segment, such as Moto G5, Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt, and Lenovo K8 Plus, so you can decide which handset suits your requirements the best.
Redmi Y1 vs Moto G5 vs Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt vs Lenovo K8 Plus price in India
Redmi Y1 price in India is Rs. 8,999 for the variant with 3GB RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage, while the model with 4GB RAM and 64GB inbuilt storage costs Rs. 10,999. Moto G5 is also priced at Rs. 10,999 but for the variant with 3GB RAM and 16GB built-in storage. Lenovo K8 Plus 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage model is priced at Rs. 10,999 as well. Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt is the most expensive of the lot at Rs. 11,280, and comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB inbuilt storage.
Redmi Y1 vs Moto G5 vs Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt vs Lenovo K8 Plus specifications and features
Redmi Y1’s highlight is its 16-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture, 76.4-degree wide-angle lens, and LED selfie flash. The phone’s camera app comes with 36 smart beautify profiles, and can implement the beautification feature in video calls also. Other features such as face recognition and selfie countdown are baked in as well. With these features, Xiaomi is hoping to lure the selfie-obsessed youth of the country towards its new handset.