Xiaomi to launch Android Go-based Redmi Go in India tomorrow
Xiaomi will launch its much-awaited budget smartphone the Redmi Go, in India on March 19. The phone, recently unveiled in the Philippines, comes as the company's first ever Android Go-based handset. It comes with an HD display, long-lasting battery, basic-level internals including Snapdragon 425 processor, dedicated expandable storage and a front-and-rear camera. Here's all about Redmi Go.
Xiaomi India head shared the launch teaser on Twitter
अब करोड़ों भारतीयों को मिलेगा स्मार्टफोन का अनुभव. इस नयी दुनिया में आपका स्वागत है!— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) March 15, 2019
उन्नति, प्रगति और सबसे जुड़े रहने की दुनिया. स्वागत है आपका #AapkiNayiDuniya में!
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Xiaomi Redmi Go: At a glance
Redmi Go sports prominent bezels up front while the back looks clean with a single rear camera. It offers 5-inch HD (720 x 1280 pixels) touchscreen display with a 16:9 aspect ratio and a pixel density of 296ppi. In the camera department, the phone offers an 8MP (f/2.0) rear camera capable of recording videos at 1080p and a 5MP (f/2.2) selfie camera.
Under the hood
The Redmi Go is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, coupled with 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal memory which is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card. The smartphone packs a 3,000mAh battery and runs on Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition). Notably, the operating system, Android Go is optimized for low-end budget phones with 1GB of RAM or less.
Connectivity options and sensor details
In terms of connectivity, the Redmi Go supports dual-SIMs with 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Hotspot. The smartphone comes equipped with GPS/A-GPS, GLONASS, micro-USB port and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Further, Redmi Go offers all standard sensors such as an accelerometer, proximity sensor, and ambient light sensor. However, it lacks a fingerprint scanner.
Redmi Go is expected to cost Rs. 5,000
Redmi Go will be officially launched in India tomorrow, i.e. on March 19. It will be offered in two colors- black and blue. It was launched in the Philippines this January at a price tag of PHP 3,990 (approx Rs. 5,400) and is expected to cost around Rs. 5,000 in India.