Today Xiaomi announced its first Android Go smartphone, the Redmi Go for the Indian markets. The device is an entry-level smartphone with decent specs. It was launched in the Philippines back in January. Let’s see what the device offers out of the box:
The Redmi Go features a 5-inch display bearing an HD resolution of 720 x 1,280 pixels. Xiaomi has also added Night light and Ambient display feature on the device. The former reduces the amount of blue light emitted to better match the natural light while the later displays notifications when the device is locked. The Redmi Go is available in Black and Blue colour options. The capacitive keys for navigation are placed below the screen. The back of the phone features a single rear camera of 8MP resolution and on the front, a 5MP snapper is fitted for selfies. The rear camera offers 1080p video recording option.
Under the hood, the Redmi Go is equipped with a quad-core Snapdragon 425 chipset clocked at 1.4GHz. The device packs 1GB RAM clubbed with 8GB onboard storage. It is expandable up to 128GB via a dedicated microSD card slot. The smartphone runs on the Android Go edition of Android 8.1 Oreo. The Android Go edition is optimized to run on entry-level smartphones with less than 1GB of RAM. The Redmi Go supports 20+ regional languages and also comes with Google Assistant in Hindi, English, & Hinglish languages.
A 3,000mAh battery unit fitted inside keeps the Redmi Go running. Connectivity options on the device include dual-SIM, GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1.
Pricing & Availability:
Xiaomi has priced the Redmi Go at Rs 4,499. The device will go on sale starting from March 22nd on Mi Home, Mi.com & Flipkart. Jio users can avail cashback worth Rs 2,200 and 100GB 4G data.