Yes, Redmi Y2 does have the IR remote option.
Yes, Redmi Y2 does have the support for Miracast.
Yes, Redmi Y2 does have the OTG support.
No. Redmi Y2 is made of industrial grade polycarbonate material.
The Xiaomi Redmi Y2 is a slightly better attempt at a selfie-focused smartphone than the model it replaces. It has proven hardware that is capable of delivering a smooth user experience, plus MIUI 9.5 which has a lot of added features.