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Xiaomi teases Redmi Y3 with 32MP selfie camera, and it has big shoes to fill

The Redmi Y2 was one of the better budget phones upon its release, but how will Xiaomi follow up with the new device?

Published onApril 16, 2019

The Xiaomi Redmi Y3 teaser.

The Xiaomi Redmi Y2 (also known as the Redmi S2) offered plenty of value for money when it launched last year. Now, it looks like the manufacturer is preparing a successor, likely dubbed the Redmi Y3.

Xiaomi has announced an April 24 launch date for a Redmi phone with a 32MP selfie camera. The company is also teasing the Redmi Y3 name by using the hashtag “#YYY” on several Twitter posts, as well as open questions where “Y” replaces “why”.

Y should selfies be less detailed? Y can’t we change the way we look at them?
Y wait? The #32MPSuperSelfie is coming your way soon. Revealing on 24-04-2019.
RT and guess what’s coming with #32MPSuperSelfie.
— Redmi India (@RedmiIndia) April 15, 2019

An Amazon India page has also given us a few more details (h/t: XDA), such as two-day battery life, splash protection, and a bold (possibly gradient) design.

We don’t know much else about the new smartphone, but it’ll have a lot to live up to when it eventually launches. The Redmi Y2 was one of last Spring’s better budget phones, offering a Snapdragon 625 SoC, a 3GB/32GB base model, 12MP+5MP dual rear camera pairing, 16MP selfie camera, a 3,080mAh battery, and a rear fingerprint scanner for roughly $150.

Between the Redmi Note 7, realme U1, and realme 3, the new phone will have plenty of competition. But it might be the cheapest phone with a 32MP selfie camera, so we look forward to the official reveal for pricing and other details.

NEXT: Google teases May 7 announcement, likely Pixel 3a and 3a XL

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