The Redmi 7
The Redmi 7

Xiaomi launches Redmi Y3, Redmi 7 in India: Full specs, pricing

  • The Redmi Y3 starts at 9,999 for the base model with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, the Redmi 7 starts at 7,999
  • The two smartphones have similar specifications, albeit the lack of a 32MP front facing sensor in the Redmi 7 and lower RAM and ROM capacities

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.

Redmi Y3

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.

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