These Xiaomi smartphones are getting the new update

Xiaomi Redmi 5A

Xiaomi Redmi 5A

This "army" will be composed of the Xiaomi Mi A2, Xiaomi Redmi 6, 6A, and 6 Pro. There was also the launch of Xiaomi's latest MIUI 10. The Xiaomi Mi 6, Mi Mix 2 and Mi Max 2 are among the phones that will be receiving the update.

With the Redmi Y2, the company's focus is on the millennials. The Redmi Y2 is going to be an Amazon exclusive handset, and it's already been listed on the e-commerce website. Here are details on Redmi Y2 launch timings, how to watch livestream and more.

In November previous year, Xiaomi introduced a new "Y" series as part of its Redmi range of devices with a focus on front-camera setup. The Redmi Y2 launch event will kick-off at 3:00 PM IST. With a lot of budget Xiaomi smartphones in India, it will be interesting to see if the company finally launches a Mi flagship device in India.

The upcoming smartphone is expected to take the legacy of Redmi Y1 forward, which was launched in India in November previous year. If we go by the same price range, then the new smartphone is expected to be placed somewhere near Rs 10,000, and the model with more RAM can clock up near Rs 15,000.

The lower spec'd variant of the Redmi Y2, the one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, is priced at 9,999 rupees ($148) while the 4GB + 64GB variant is priced at ₹12,999 ($193).

Xiaomi has announced two variants for the Redmi Y2. The Xiaomi Redmi Y2 comes at a starting price of Rs 9,999. The phone is further rumored to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor.

Fortunately, you can get your hands on the Recovery ROM file, and flash it directly to the Redmi Note 5 Pro in any region to test out the goodness that is about to come with the release of MIUI 10. There is 32GB/ 64GB of inbuilt storage on the smartphone, expandable via microSD card - with a dedicated card slot.

On the camera side, the Redmi Y2 has a 16MP front camera with f2.0 aperture and large 1.25um pixel size sensor. The LED selfie light helps in dark conditions, but I preferred photos without the light awkwardly washing away the photos. As for sensors, the smartphone gets an accelerometer, an ambient light sensor, digital compass, fingerprint sensor (which can be used as a shortcut for taking selfies) on the rear panel, gyroscope, infrared, and a proximity sensor. Another highlight of the smartphone is stock Android 8.1 Oreo presence. The machine learning comes handy when the phone is in Beautify mode or Portrait Selfie mode. Two more critical system optimisations have been added, namely Lock-free critical path and Codependent prioritizing, which improves the overall responsiveness of MIUI 10 by 10 percent.

The rear camera is 12MP+20MP with the 12MP sensor sporting f/1.5 aperture and Artificia Intelligence features. This version brings a number of improvements, including better support for displays. Users can delete tasks with simple swipes and expand options using a long press in the new task manager. A lot of these features are specific for Indian users.

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