Xiaomi is gearing up to launch its new Android Go-powered smartphone in India. The Redmi Go was launched globally, a couple of months back and the Chinese smartphone maker plans to launch it on the 19th of March, 2019.
The Redmi Go is an entry level budget smartphone from Xiaomi. Powering the smartphone is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC which has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. Other features included in the smartphone are:
- HD display
- Presence of Google Assistant in Hindi
- Support for over 20 regional languages
- Expandable storage
Price: Redmi Go
The Redmi Go, when unveiled was priced at PHP 3,990 in Philippines, which costs approx. INR 5,400 in India. Xiaomi is touted to launch the smartphone in under INR 5,000, so that this becomes the entry level smartphone, as the current smartphone- the Redmi 6A is priced at INR 5,999.
Specs: Redmi Go
The new smartphone hosts a dual-Nano SIM and runs on Android Oreo (Go edition). It also features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display with 16:9 aspect ratio and a pixel density of 296ppi. Powering the affordable smartphone is a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC, which is paired with the Adreno 308 GPU and 1GB of RAM. As for the color options, the Redmi Go is available in Blue and Black options. In terms of storage options, the smartphone is available in 1GB/8GB and 1GB/16GB variants.
When it comes to camera options, the Redmi Go packs a single 8MP rear camera with an f/2.0 aperture, a 1.12 micron pixel size and also has 4-element lens. In terms of camera features, there is support for HDR, real-time filters, burst mode, smart scene modes and also records videos at 1080p resolution. For low-light photography, there is a single LED flash for assistance for all features. For selfie lovers, there is a 5MP camera with an f/2.2 aperture and support for HDR and beauty filters. The storage can be expandable by up to 128GB with the help of a microSD card.
For connectivity options, the Redmi Go supports 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi Direct, and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, while navigation and position are covered by GPS/ A-GPS, GLONASS, and BeiDou. Powering all this is a 3,000mAH battery with a standby time of 10 days. There are sensors too on board which include an accelerometer, proximity sensor and an ambient light sensor.