Xiaomi has sent out media invites for an event scheduled for June 7, where the company is expected to launch the successor to its Redmi Y series, alongside its latest OS update, the MIUI 10. Several reports online have alleged that Xiaomi will be rebranding its Redmi S2 smartphone as the Redmi Y2 in India. Following the suit of the first phone in the series, the Xiaomi Redmi Y2 is expected to be a camera-centric smartphone with special focus on its selfie camera. What's more, the smartphone will be a budget offering by Xiaomi and will reportedly be priced at Rs 9,999.
An alleged tipster on Twitter has tweeted about the confirmation of the upcoming launch by Xiaomi, claiming that the Chinese smartphone maker will bring the Redmi Y2 to the Indian market as a rebranded Redmi S2. The tweet also mentions two storage variants of the smartphone, one with a 3GM RAM and 32GB internal storage and the other with a 4GB RAM and a 64GB storage. A successive tweet claims that the devices will be priced at Rs 9,999 and Rs 11,999 respectively. As per the tweets, the Redmi Y2 will be available in Dark Grey, Gold and Rose Gold colours.
I can confirm that Redmi S2 is indeed launching in India as the Redmi Y2! It will be available in 3 colours options : Dark Grey, Gold & Rose Gold and 2 storage variants : 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM & 4GB RAM + 64GB Storage.#Xiaomi#XiaomiIndia#Mi#MiIndia#Redmi#RedmiY2#XiaomiRedmiY2 pic.twitter.com/d0OmafSB2p— Ishan Agarwal (@IshanAgarwal24) June 1, 2018
Several reports in the past have indicated a 5.99-inch HD+ display on the smartphone with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It is expected to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC and might sport a dual camera setup at the back with a 12-megapixel combined to a 5-megapixel sensor.
In addition to the smartphone, Xiaomi also seems set to introduce the latest version of its MIUI operating system in India on June 7. The MIUI 10 was first showcased at Xiaomi's 8th-year anniversary ewvent last month alongside the launch of Xiaomi's new flagship smartphone, the Mi 8.
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