Xiaomi has announced two cheap phones from a brand new series: Xiaomi Redmi Y1 and Y1 Lite. These are devices for people with a very low budget, they will be sold at a pretty low price. But before talking about the price, let’s discover their main specs. The Redmi Y1, which is the most powerful among the twos, has a full metal unibody design and a display with a size of 5.5 inches that shows images at a Full HD resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. On the hardware side, this device sports an octa core Snapdragon 435 processor by Qualcomm, which can run at a max frequency of 1.4 GHz.
It has been launched in two different configurations: one with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage, and another with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. The main camera has a resolution of 13 MP, while the secondary camera for selfies has a resolution of 16 MP and a front facing flash. The battery of this standard version has a capacity of 3080 mAh, while the operating system installed is Android Nougat customized with MIUI 8. The company has already announced that soon this device together with the Lite version, will receive the update to MIUI 9.
Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite is a lower end version: it still has a full metal unibody design but the company ditched the fingerprint reader. The display has a size of 5.5 inches and its resolution is HD, with 720 x 1280 pixels. Under the hood, there is a quad core Snapdragon 425 SoC by Qualcomm, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. The main camera has a resolution of 13 MP, while the front camera has 5 MP. Here we got MIUI 8 too, but it will be soon updated to MIUI 9. The phones have been launched in the Indian market with a price tag of about 110 and 170 dollars, respectively.