Xiaomi today launched the Redmi Y3 in India, expanding its portfolio of selfie-focused smartphones in the country. The Redmi Y3’s primary highlight is its 32-megapixel selfie camera, and a new Aura Prism gradient design.
The Redmi Y3 is now the most affordable 32-megapixel smartphone in India, but the good things don’t stop there. Other features like a dual camera setup on the back, its gradient back design, Snapdragon 632 chipset and support for other AI-backed camera features make it a very compelling offering in the sub-Rs 10,000 segment.
The first thing you would notice about the Redmi Y3 is its 6.26-inch HD+ resolution display with a dot notch on the top and 19:9 aspect ratio. The display is protected by a 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It runs on Android 9.0 Pie with MIUI 10 on top.
Powering the Redmi Y3 is the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 chipset, paired with 3GB or 4GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB of internal storage. The internal storage can be expanded up to 512GB using a microSD card thanks to a dedicated slot.
Talking about the primary highlight of the device, the Redmi Y3 sports a 32-megapixel selfie camera with a 1/2.8” sensor, housed in the dot notch. The 32-megapixel camera also includes features like Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS), auto HDR, AI portrait mode and 80-degree field of view.
On the back, the Redmi Y3 has a dual camera setup with a 12-megapixel primary camera with f/2.2 aperture, 1.25um pixel size, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), EIS and a 2-megapixel secondary camera for capturing depth information. The rear cameras are backed by features like AI Scene Detection, AI Portrait Mode and Google Lens built-in.
The Redmi Y3 also brings improved design in comparison to the Redmi Y3 with its gradient back. Xiaomi is calling this Aura Prism design, but effectively, this is a standard gradient back with a reflective design. Xiaomi has also continued with its P2i nano coating that adds a certain level of splash resistance to the device.
Other features of the Redmi Y3 include a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, dual SIM dual VoLTE, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack and an Infrared sensor. It is powered by a 4,000mAh battery.
The Redmi Y3 comes in two variants – 3GB + 32GB and 4GB + 64GB. The 3GB variant is priced at Rs 9,999 while the 4GB variant is priced at Rs 11,999. Xiaomi has offered three colour options – Elegant Blue, Bold Red and Prime Black.
The Redmi Y3 will go on sale on Amazon.in, Mi.com and Mi Home stores across the country from 30 April at 12 noon. It is not clear yet if this will be an open sale, although going by Xiaomi’s past record, the Redmi Y3 could be available via flash sales initially.
Apart from this, Xiaomi has also announced a partnership with Airtel that gives up to 1120GB of additional 4G data and unlimited calls to Airtel subscribers.