Xiaomi was long rumoured to be working on an entry level Android Go smartphone. Today, Redmi made the device official in a rather quiet manner through its global Twitter handle. The Xiaomi Redmi Go has appeared in the official account but yet to be listed on the company’s official website. The tweet reveals the key specs of the budget offering from Xiaomi.
— Mi (@xiaomi) January 29, 2019
The Redmi Go features a 5 inch HD display with a 720p resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio. There are capacitive buttons at the bottom and selfie camera, earpiece and proximity sensor at the top. Under the hood, there is a 1.4 GHz quad-core chipset powering the device.
Xiaomi has not revealed the chipset model but previous reports and processor specs suggest it is the Snapdragon 425. It will be coupled with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage which can be further expandable up to 128GB via microSD card.
In the optics department, the device sports an 8MP single sensor at the rear with a LED flash while offering a 5MP camera at the front. It runs on Android Oreo (Go Edition) and comes pre-loaded with a couple of Lite apps like Google Assistant Go, YouTube Go, Gmail Go and more. The handset is backed by a 3,000 mAh battery which is claimed as ‘durable battery life’ by the company. Connectivity features include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS and a microUSB port.
Currently, Xiaomi has revealed only a few details about the Redmi Go and is yet to announce the availability and price of the handset. However, the attached images suggest it will be available in Blue and Black color options. It will likely be placed in the sub 6K segment competing against the likes of Nokia 2.1, Micromax Bharat Go.
Xiaomi Redmi Go specifications
- 5 inch HD display
- 1.4 GHz quad-core chipset
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB internal storage
- 8MP rear
- 5MP front
- Android Oreo (Go Edition)
- 3,000 mAh battery