Xiaomi’s first Android One smartphone, the Redmi Go, is all set to go on sale in India today. It is also one of the most affordable phones by the brand. The phone will be up for grabs via Flipkart, Mi.com, and Mi Home stores starting 12 PM IST today. It will be available in Black and Blue color options. The Redmi Go in India has Google Assistant Hindi support that also includes Hinglish. Let’s check out more details about the smartphone.
Xiaomi Redmi Go Sale Start at 12 PM Today, Price in India, Offers
The Redmi Go price in India is INR 4,499 for the 1GB RAM+8GB Storage variant. Xiaomi has not launched the 16GB storage variant in India. Concerning offers, Jio is offering up to INR 2,200 worth of cashback vouchers and up to 100GB of data vouchers. It will be available when users recharge for INR 198 and INR 299.
Xiaomi Redmi Go With Snapdragon 425 Chipset, Android Go
Specs-wise, the Redmi Go smartphone comes with a 5-inch HD screen at 720×1280 pixels resolution. A quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset powers the phone with Adreno 308 GPU, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. In terms of software, the Redmi Go ships with Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition). The Android (Go Edition) is an OS by Google best suited for entry-level phones with up to 1GB of RAM. It is stacked with lighter apps such as Google Maps Go, YouTube Go, and more.
In the imaging segment, the Redmi Go gets an 8MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and LED flash. On the front, the phone has a 5MP selfie snapper. The rear camera is geared with support for full HD 1080p video recording, filters, and smart scene detection. The front camera also has HDR support alongside beauty filters.
Storage on the Redmi Go can be further expanded up to 128GB via microSD card. It has a dedicated microSD card slot and a dual-SIM card slot. Connectivity options on the phone include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, Micro-USB, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and GPS/ A-GPS. A 3,000mAh battery backs the smartphone, which is claimed to deliver up to 10 days of standby time. Additionally, Xiaomi has also integrated the Redmi Go with dual microphones for noise reduction on calls.
Although Redmi Go is not the first entry-level phone with Android (Go Edition), it is the one from a significant brand like Xiaomi. It would be interesting to see how the Redmi Go performs in the Indian smartphone market. It has been priced correctly and has features that are good enough for moderate usage.
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