Xiaomi today launched its first Android Go smartphone a.k.a the Redmi Go in India. The phone runs on Android Go, a stripped down version of standard Android. With the launch, Xiaomi is targeting the first time phone users in the country. The device was launched in Philippines earlier this year.
The Redmi Go has a plastic body with big bezels on the front. As for the specs, it features a 5 inch display with a resolution of HD (1280 x 720 pixels) and 16:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, it is powered by a 1.4 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 425 chipset paired with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage which can be further expandable up to 128GB via microSD card.
In the optics department, the handset sports a 8MP single rear sensor with a LED flash while offering a 5MP camera at the front. It runs Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition) and comes pre-loaded with a couple of Lite apps like Google Assistant Go, YouTube Go, Gmail Go and more.It is backed by a 3,000 mAh battery.
The device comes with support for 1080p FHD video recording, unlimited Google photo backup, HD video calling, among others. It has 20+ language support and comes with Google Assistant Hindi and English. Connectivity features include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS, 3.5 mm headphone jack and a micro USB port.
The Redmi Go is priced at Rs 4,499 and will compete against the likes of JioPhone, JioPhone 2, Nokia 1, Samsung Galaxy J2 Core, Micromax Bharat Go and Nokia 1 Plus which HMD Global launched at the MWC 2019 event. It will be available for sale for the first time on March 22 from Flipkart, Mi Home and Mi.com at 12 noon in blue and black colour options.
Redmi Go specifications
- 5 inch HD display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB internal storage
- 8MP rear
- 5MP front
- Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition)
- 3,000 mAh battery