Last week, Xiaomi unveiled the Redmi Y2 in India. Successor to the selfie-centric Redmi Y1 from last year, the Y2 packs in a major upgrade in almost every aspect. The selfie camera at the front has also seen a major improvement in performance which should please selfie lovers out there.
If the Redmi Y2 has managed to catch your attention and you if you have some questions surrounding the device, check out our FAQ below.
Redmi Y2 FAQ
Q) What are the full specifications of the Redmi Y2?
A) The full specs of the Redmi Y2 are as follows:
- Dimensions: 160 x 77.26 x 8.1 mm
- Weight: 170g
- Display: 6-inch 720p+ IPS LCD, Reading mode, Night mode, 2.5D Gorilla Glass
- Chipset: Octa-core Snapdragon 625 chipset clocked at 2GHz
- GPU: Adreno 506
- RAM: 3/4GB
- Storage: 32/64GB, dedicated microSD card slot
- Rear camera: 12MP, f/2.2 aperture, 5MP depth camera, LED flash, Full HD video recording
- Front camera: 16MP, f/2.0 aperture, Selfie-light, Beautify 4.0, 4 in 1 pixel binning
- Sensors: Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient light sensor, Infrared, Gyroscope
- Connectivity: LTE, Dual-SIM, GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, microUSB
- Battery: 3080mAh non-removable
- Others: MIUI 9.5, Android 8.1 Oreo, Upgradeable to MIUI 10
Q) Does the Redmi Y2 feature a metal construction?
A) Yes, the Redmi Y2 features a unibody aluminum build.
Q) Is the battery of the handset removable?
A) No, the rear panel and battery of the Redmi Y2 are not removable.
Q) What kind of SIM card slot does the phone have? Can one use two SIM cards and a microSD card at the same time?
A) The Redmi Y2 features a dedicated dual-SIM card slot along with a microSD card slot. It means you can use two SIM cards and a microSD card on the phone at the same time.
Q) Does the Redmi Y2 support LTE and VoLTe networks? Will a Reliance Jio SIM work on the phone?
A) Yes, it does support LTE and VoLTE out of the box.
Q) Is there dual-VoLTE support on the Redmi Y2?
A) No, the Redmi Y2 lacks dual-VoLTE support. It does support 4G connectivity on both SIM slots but lacks dual-VoLTE support.
Q) Is there an IR blaster on the device?
A) Yes, the Redmi Y2 features an infrared blaster that you can use to control other electronic appliances around you using the Mi Remote app.
Q) Is the display on the Redmi Y2 protected by Gorilla Glass?
A) The 6-inch 720p+ IPS display on the Redmi Y1 is protected by Corning’s 2.5D Gorilla Glass.
Q) How many variants is Xiaomi selling of the Redmi Y2? And what are their prices?
A) Xiaomi is selling two different variants of the Redmi Y2 in India. The base variant comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, while the second variant comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.
Q) Does the Redmi Y2 feature a fingerprint scanner?
A) Yes, the Redmi Y2 features a fingerprint scanner located at its rear.
Q) What about face unlock?
A) Yes, the Y2 has face unlock support.
Q) Can one record slow-motion videos on the Redmi Y1?
A) No, the Redmi Y2 is not capable of recording videos in slow-motion. It can, however, record videos in Full HD resolution at 30fps.
Q) Which version of Android does the handset run on?
A) Android 8.1 Oreo.
Q) Does the Redmi Y2 support native video calling?
A) Yes, the Redmi Y1 has built-in support for native video calling.
Q) Is Quick charging supported on the Redmi Y2?
A) No, it does not. The handset does come bundled with a 2A charger though.
Q) How much free storage space does the Redmi Y1 has out of the box?
A) The 32GB variant has around 22GB of free storage space, while the 64GB variant comes with around 51GB of storage space.
Q) Can you uninstall or disable pre-installed apps on the handset?
A) Yes, you can uninstall or disable some pre-installed apps on the Redmi Y1, but not all.
Q) What contents do you get inside the retail box of the Redmi Y1?
A) You get the phone, a 2A charger, a USB cable, SIM ejector tool, and some regulatory papers. No case, screen guard, or earphones are bundled with the phone.
Q) Does the handset support USB OTG?
A) Yes, the Redmi Y1 supports USB On-The-Go. This allows you to directly connect pen drives, external hard disks and more using an adapter to the device.
Q) When does the Redmi Y2 go on sale and where?
A) The Redmi Y1 goes on sale online exclusively on Amazon India and Mi.com from June 12. You can purchase the handset from here.
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