Xiaomi has come out with an Android Go smartphone on its sub-brand Redmi. The phone Redmi Go has officially been launched in the market in the Philippines and should appear in the other markets too soon. This is possibly the first phone being released by Xiaomi with the cheaper alternative operating system. From all accounts, particularly the pricing, this is an entry-level phone targeted at the first-time buyers.
Specifications of Redmi Go
The new Redmi Go has a 5 inch full HD display with the screen resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and an aspect ratio of 16:9. The processor is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC. Support for graphics is through the GPU Adreno 308. The RAM is just 1 GB and internal storage 8 GB. You can add a micro-SD card to expand the storage by 128 GB. The operating system is the Android Go built on the Android Oreo version 8.1.
The camera section has been kept simple, with an 8 MP sensor in the rear and a 5 MP front camera for selfies. Considering the other specifications, the battery is quite decent at 3000 mAh.
Launched in the Philippines
The news emerging from the Asian market Philippines is that the Redmi Go has been officially announced there and the indicative price is P3490, that converts to just $67. There is no finality to this price and possibly will be declared by Xiaomi in the next few days.
Rumors of the Launch of the Redmi Go in Europe Rumored
Meanwhile, a Netherlands site and a tweet here have carried the information that the Redmi Go could be released in the European markets and according to them, the price of the phone would be less than 80 Euros. The site indicates that the phone would be available in Europe from February onwards, though exact dates have not been specified. There is practically no difference in the specifications as described on the Philippines site and the Netherlands site confirming that both are talking about the same phone.
Google’s development of the Android Go OS has come quite handy to smartphone manufacturers in building low-cost mobiles and convert the feature phone users to the next level.