Back in January 2019, Xiaomi unveiled its first Android Go smartphone, the Redmi Go in China followed by the announcement in the Philippines. Now, the brand is gearing up to launch the phone in India. The Android Go-powered phone from Xiaomi has been slated to launch on March 19, 2019, at 12 PM in an event in New Delhi, India. The company has already sent the media invites. Since the phone is already available in other markets, we know what we are getting, the only information left to be unraveled is how Xiaomi prices the phone for the Indian smartphone market.
Redmi Go Teaser Out, Expected Price in India
The Redmi Go price in India is expected to be INR 5,400 since in the Philippines the phone was up for pre-ordering at PHP 3,990 that roughly converts to the expected pricing. However, we also have a thought that Xiaomi could price it even lower in India since its Redmi 6A retails at INR 5,999 with better specs. It will most likely launch in Blue and Black color variants.
Xiaomi’s India chief and Global Vice President Manu Kumar Jain has kickstarted the promotions for the upcoming device by releasing a Hindi teaser for the Redmi Go. The teaser aims at getting more people in using smartphones, which knowingly suggests an entry-level phone. The teaser also highlights a tweet that redirects to a web-page with a countdown timer. The page also showcases Redmi Go’s key features such as Android Oreo (Go edition), Snapdragon chipset, and more. Additionally, as the phone is launching in India, Xiaomi has also emphasized on Google Assistant Hindi that supports more than 20 regional languages.
अब करोड़ों भारतीयों को मिलेगा स्मार्टफोन का अनुभव. इस नयी दुनिया में आपका स्वागत है!
उन्नति, प्रगति और सबसे जुड़े रहने की दुनिया. स्वागत है आपका #AapkiNayiDuniya में!
— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) March 15, 2019
Android Go-Powered Redmi Go With Snapdragon 425 SoC, 1GB of RAM
The Xiaomi Redmi Go ships with Android Oreo (Go edition), which is an ideal OS crafted by Google to suit entry-level phones with up to 1GB of RAM. It includes Google’s lighter of apps including Google Maps Go, YouTube Go, and others. The Redmi Go features a 5-inch HD display with 720×1280 pixels resolution and an aspect ratio of 16:9. A quad-core 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC powers the phone with Adreno 308 GPU and 1GB of RAM.
The phone will have two internal storage options 8GB and 16GB. The Redmi Go also has a microSD card slot that enables the further expansion of storage by up to 128GB through a microSD card. There is an 8MP rear camera on the phone with f/2.0 aperture, LED flash, HDR, burst mode, and more. It has a 5MP selfie camera on the front with f/2.2 aperture, HDR support, and beauty filters. A 3,000mAh battery backs the Redmi Go, touted to deliver up to 10 days of standby time. Connectivity support includes dual-SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, Micro-USB, and GPS/ A-GPS.
It would be interesting to witness how Xiaomi places this entry-level phone in the Indian smartphone market. If priced correctly, the Redmi Go could become another Redmi smartphone to gain unprecedented popularity in India. What’s your take on the phone? Share your thoughts in the comments below.