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a new variant of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

Xiaomi has presented a new mid-range smartphone designed for very specific markets, in this case for India. The announcement has gone hand in hand with the presentation of MIUI 10, in its Global version since the Chinese was presented last week with the Xiaomi Mi 8.

East Xiaomi Redmi Y2 It is designed to satisfy the most amateur users of selfies, with a high-resolution camera and an LED flash on each face.

It is an evolution of the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 that were announced last year and had the same focus.

Features Xiaomi Redmi Y2

  • Screen: 5.99 inches with 1440 × 720 px resolution
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • RAM memory: 3/4 GB
  • Internal memory: 32/64 with microSD
  • Rear camera: dual 12 + 5 Mpx, f / 2.2 + f / 2.0
  • Front camera: 16 Mpx with LED flash
  • Battery: 3080 mAh
  • Android version: 8.1 Nougat with MIUI 9.5
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, microUSB, FM radio …
  • Others: fingerprint sensor, infrared sensor …

A minor variant, mix of the Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro

This model is a smartphone similar to the Spanish Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 in that it mixes features of the Chinese Note 5 and Note 5 Pro but not in the same way.

The chosen processor is the Snapdragon 625 instead of 636. It has two versions of RAM and ROM, with 3 and 4 GB. The same goes for internal memory, 32 and 64 GB.

The screen is 5.99 inches but lower the resolution to HD +, 1440 x 720 px, to keep the price tight.

It will have three differentiated slots, in case we want to use a microSD along with the two SIMs that the terminal supports.

Camera improvements

Nevertheless on the cameras it has been decided to use the dual ones of the Note 5 Pro, the same ones that the Spanish Note 5 uses. The rear camera uses a dual sensor 12 Mpx with f / 2.2 and 5 Mpx with f / 2.0.

The front camera has 16 Mpx but has an LED flash 4500K color temperature, making photos better than similarly priced models.

This front camera will also serve to unlock the mobile with our face, using algorithms to improve security.

Price and availability

This model will go on sale in India, but it would be strange to see it come out with this nomenclature and specifications to other markets. A silicone case is included in the sales package, something that we do not always see in the phones of this brand.

The price is 9999 rupees (about 125 euros to change) for the 3GB RAM and 32GB internal memory model. The price is 12999 rupees (about 165 euros to change) for the model with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory.