The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite Also Debuts Xiaomi Y Series

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite also gets the glorious chance of debuting Xiaomi’s new selfie-focused series alongside the Xiaomi Redmi Y1. Xiaomi Redmi Y1 was seen to have 16MP selfie camera, 5.5 inches HD display, MIUI 9 user interface and on and on and on. From its name, you guess instantly that this smartphone is a lighter version of the Redmi Y1. Well, just to point out the obvious, it is a trimmed down version of the Redmi Y1. In this article, Redmi Y1 Lite will be reviewed and the difference from the Redmi Y1 will be stated clearly. Stay in line.

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Its design and outlook is like the Redmi Y1. The location of the fingerprint scanner, front camera, android navigation buttons, rear camera and even the LED flash. Sporting the same colour variants as the Redmi Y1, Redmi Y1 Lite has Gold and Dark Grey.

The display has 5.5 inches size coupled with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution. Its screen is protected by the third version of Corning Gorilla Glass. The screen has the multi-touch input and a screen-to-body ratio of 69%. The smartphone’s display has 16 million display colours and a 2.5D Curved Glass.


In this area, the Android v7.1.2 Nougat OS is what remains the same in the two debut smartphones. The CPU powering this smartphone is a Quad core 1.3GHz ARM Cortex-A53. The processor type is the 64-bit type. The chipset used on this version of the smartphone is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC unlike the Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 SoC used in the Redmi Y1. This CPU also makes use of the 28nm process technology. Qualcomm Adreno 505 is the graphics agent on the smartphone.

Unlike the Redmi Y1, this smartphone has no variance in the memory lane. The memory factor on the smartphone hits a 2GB average RAM responsible for the multi-tasking roles. The internal storage has a 16GB capacity for storing files. It can also be expanded to 256GB if a micro SD card is employed.

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The front camera has a 16MP sensor for capturing selfies while the rear has a 13MP shooter for capturing images from its point of view. The rear camera has a dual LED flash for brightening images in low light conditions. Features such as PDAF, wide angle lens, panorama and HDR are some of the features of the smartphone’s camera. There is 2G GSM and 3G HSDPA network types on the smartphone as well as 4G LTE connectivity.


The smartphone uses a non-removable Lithium Ion 3,080mAh battery as its power source. The battery lacks no Quick Charge technology to boost the charge time.

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Full Technical Specifications


Device Type Smartphone
Model Xiaomi Y1 Lite
Announced 2nd November, 2017
Released No
Status Launching Soon


2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Network LTE – 3(1800), 5(850), 40(2300) MHz
SIM Type Nano SIM
SIM Count Dual SIM


2G GPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3G Up to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4G Up to 150 Mbps
Speed HSPA 42.2 Mbps
Web Browser Yes, HTML5


Type Smartphone
Dimensions 153*76.2*7.55mm
Weight 150 g
Body Material Aluminium Alloy
Colours Gold, Dark Grey


Display Type IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.5” HD
Resolution 1280 * 720 pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density ~267 ppi pixel density
Touch Screen Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Features Multi-touch input, Scratch Resistant, 2.5D Curved Glass
Secondary Display No


Primary 13 MP
Image Yes
Video 1080p@30fps
Features HDR, autofocus, Geo-tagging, ISO, panorama camera with LED flash
Flash Yes, Dual-LED flash
Secondary 16 MP


Operating System Android OS, 7.1.2 Nougat OS
User Interface MIUI 9.0
Java Support No
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes


Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
CPU Quad core 1.30GHz ARM Cortex-A53
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 505
RAM (Memory) 2 GB RAM
Internal Storage 16 GB
Card Slot Expandable to 256GB
Sensors Fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, proximity, compass, ambient light sensor
Controls Lock Button, and Volume Key


Bluetooth Yes, Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP (Advance Audio Distribution Profile), LE Profile
Infrared n/a
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Dual Band
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Micro USB v2.0
NFC n/a
HDMI n/a
Wireless Charging n/a


Battery Type Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 3,080 mAh Battery
Placement Non-removable
Standby Up to 241 hours
Talk Time Up to 30 hours
Music Play Up to 66.5 hours


SMS Yes (threaded view)
Email Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IM Yes & BBM


Audio Playback Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Video Playback Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Video Out n/a
FM Radio Yes, Stereo FM radio with RDS
Alert Types Vibration, Ringtones
Ring Tones MP3, WAV
Loudspeaker Yes
Handsfree Yes, 3.5mm Jack

Other Features

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

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When Xiaomi Redmi Y1 gets released, there is high chance it will be sold at $139 that’s about NGN50,000.

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