Xiaomi Redmi Y2 unboxing: Here is another selfie-centric smartphone

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Available in gold, rose gold and dark grey colours, the device features face unlock and a fingerprint scanner.

The smartphone sports 5.99-inch HD+ (720×1440 pixels) 18:9 display with a pixel density of 269ppi, 70.8 percent NTSC color gamut, and on top of the display is the Corning Gorilla Glass. The year of 2018 has seen many smartphones move towards full-screen displays with minimal bezels, so the MIUI team has been working to compensate for this shift. According to the latest reports, the phone is expected to be priced at Rs 9,999 for the lower variant, and Rs 11,999 for the high-end variant.

Pitted against the Note 5, the Y2 is in for an interesting fight ahead.

Via the multiple rollouts, MIUI 10 Global Beta ROM will come to Redmi Y2, Y1 Lite, and Y1. It takes design cues from the Note 5 Pro and the Mi A1. The phone features a 5.45-inch full HD+ display with 19:9 aspect ratio. Xiaomi has a reputation of deriving their success from the cloning of Apple devices and one of their latest models, Mi 8 has been labeled an "iPhone X ripoff". At the back, there are slight differences. It is powered by the 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor coupled with Adreno 506 GPU. On the back, there is a dual camera setup of 12MP and 5MP sensors with LED flash. It is weird that despite having space for touch capacitive buttons, Xiaomi went for on-screen buttons on the phone.

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Specification-wise the phone comes with a Snapdragon 625 SoC that's built on 14nm architecture. Note, budget smartphone is equipped with two main cameras with matrices 20 and 12 megapixels, respectively. Amazon has already put the "Notify Me" option for the new Redmi Y smartphone.

Redmi Y2 sports an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered 16MP front camera which also has pixel binning technique and Xiaomi's own AI beautify feature.

In terms of battery life, the Y2 loses out. The phone packs 3080 mAh battery. The Redmi Note 5 Pro, if you don't know, has plastic on top and bottom. But that's not the case.

The phone runs on MIUI 9.5 based on Android Oreo.