Chinese smartphone major Xiaomi on Wednesday unveiled two new smartphones in India—the Xiaomi Redmi Y3 and Redmi 7. The Redmi Y3 the company’s new selfie-focused smartphone with a 32-megapixel camera aimed directly towards Indian buyers. The Redmi 7, was a surprise launch from Xiaomi. It was launched in China previously this year.
The Redmi Y3 starts at ₹9,999 for the base model with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage and goes up to ₹11,999 for its 4GB RAM/64GB storage variant. The Redmi 7 has a price tag of ₹7,999 for the 2GB RAM/32GB internal storage variant and ₹8,999 for the 3GB RAM/32GB internal storage model.
The Redmi Y3 will go on sale on April 30 whereas the Redmi 7 will be available on April 29. The two smartphones would be available across mi.com, Amazon India and offline stores.
The Redmi Y3 is lit by a 6.26-inch HD+ ‘dot notch’ display covered in 2.5D Gorilla Glass 5 body with rounded edges. It has an aspect ratio of 19:9. Xiaomi calls the rear finish of the Redmi Y3 as the “Aura Prism Design" and “Auro Smoke Design".
It rocks a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 processor paired with Adreno 506 GPU. As mentioned earlier, the smartphone comes in two RAM and ROM options of 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB.
At the rear, the Redmi Y3 sports a 12MP+2MP dual rear camera setup with EIS, AI scene detection and dual-LED flash. At the front, the dot-notch houses a 32-megapixel selfie camera. It is the cheapest smartphone to offer such a high-resolution sensor. The selfie camera offers EIS, Full HD video recording, and AI portrait mode.
In terms of software, the Redmi Y3 runs Android 9 Pie with Xiaomi's MIUI 10 skin atop. It is backed by a 4,000mAh battery. Connectivity options include dual 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, triple SIM slot and Wi-Fi.
Redmi 7 specifications
The Redmi 7 succeeds the Redmi 6 launched last year. It is a bit cheaper than the Redmi Y3, but comes with roughly the same set of specifications, albeit the lower-spec 8MP selfie camera. The rear cameras have the same 12MP+2MP vertically stacked sensors.
It sports the same 6.26-inch HD+ dot notch display as the Y3 along with a similar build altogether. Redmi Y3 is powered by Snapdragon 632 processor, but with a smaller 2GB RAM capacity. There’s also a 3GB+32GB storage variant of the Redmi 7, as mentioned earlier.