Redmi Go with Snapdragon 425 SoC, Android Oreo (Go Edition) Launched in India: Price, Features


Fresh after the launch of the Redmi Note 7 twins in India, Mi India earlier today announced the launch of the company’s newest affordable smartphone, the Redmi Go in India. The Redmi Go seems to have been designed to replace Xiaomi’s existing line up of entry-level handsets. While the global version of the Redmi Go has been around for a while, Mi has touted the Redmi Go as a made for India smartphone. The company has been advertising the Redmi Go’s support for multiple Indian languages under its #AapkiNayiDuniya campaign for a few days now. Anyway, let us now check out the Redmi Go in detail.

We will first talk about the all-important price.

Redmi Go: Price in India, first sale details

The Redmi Go is sold in a single 1GB RAM version with 8GB of internal storage. The phone also gets a microSD card slot for additional memory. This version will be sold for INR 4,499. The phone also comes with a bundled Jio offer. The phone will go on sale starting March 22, 12 noon on and Flipkart.

Redmi Go: Specifications, features

The Indian version of the Xiaomi Redmi Go is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 Soc that houses four 64-Bit Cortex-A53 CPU cores (quad-core) that are clocked up to 1.4 GHz. The graphics are handled by the Adreno 308 GPU. Being an entry-level device, the Redmi Go comes with just 1GB of RAM. The display on the Redmi Go is a 5-inch LCD panel with a resolution of  720×1280 pixels in the good old 16:9 aspect ratio. The phone also gets a blue light filter labeled as the ‘Night Light’ feature. The phone also gets an ambient display feature that shows key notifications when the phone is in the standby mode.

In India, the phone will ship in a single 8 GB variant. As for the software, the phone runs Android 8.1 Oreo – albeit the stripped down, Android Go edition. The Indian version of the Redmi Go also adds support for over 20 Indian languages. Another interesting addition is the availability of Google Assistant in Hindi. Being an Android Go device, the handset also gets unlimited storage on Google Photos.

Moving on to the camera, the Redmi Go gets an 8-megapixel primary rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and a 5-megapixel front facing fixed focus camera with an aperture of f/2.2. The handset supports HDR imaging, burst mode and even has beauty filters built inside of the camera app. The rear camera also supports full HD video recording.

Thanks to a large 3,000 mAh battery, the Redmi Go claims up to 10 days of standby time and day-long battery life with regular usage. The phone is also loaded with connectivity features that include dual-SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, Micro-USB, and GPS/ A-GPS. Also, note that the phone gets a triple slot that accommodates two SIM cards and one microSD card at the same time.