Redmi Go Launched In India With Snapdragon 425 SoC, Android Go OS

In January this year, Xiaomi launched its first Android Go smartphone in the Philippines. Highlights of the device include Android Go OS, 5.0-inch HD display, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC. Now, the budget handset has arrived in India. Read more to find about Xiaomi Redmi Go Price in India, Specifications, and Features

Xiaomi Redmi Go

Price and Availability

Price Rs 4,499

The Xiaomi Redmi Go is priced in India at a starting price of Rs 4,499. It will be available from March 22 via Flipkart, Mi Home, and Mi.com. The Android Go-powered smartphone was listed in the Philippines at PHP 3,990 (approx Rs 5,400).

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Specifications

Processor quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425, Adreno 308 GPU
RAM 1GB
Internal Storage 8GB/ 16GB (expandable up to 128GB)
Display 5.0-inch, HD (720 x 1280 pixels), 16:9 aspect ratio, 380 nits brightness
OS Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition)
Primary (Rear) Camera 8MP with flash
Front Camera 5MP
Battery 3,000mAh
Dual SIM Yes

The Android Go handset is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor along with Adreno 308 GPU and 1GB RAM. The 8GB/ 16GB internal storage can be further expanded via a microSD card (up to 128GB). It is backed a 3,000mAh battery which claims to offer a standby time of 10 days.

In terms of optics, the Xiaomi Redmi Go sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with 1.12-micron pixel size, f/2.0 aperture, HDR support, a 4-element lens, and an LED flash. Camera features include HDR, burst mode, real-time filters, smart scene modes, and full HD (1080p) video recording.

For selfies and video calling, the handset sports a 5-megapixel front camera with 1.2-micron pixel size and f/2.2 aperture. It comes with support for HDR shots and beauty filters.

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Features

  • Android Go OS
  • Google Assistant in Hindi 
  • 20 regional languages support
  • 4G LTE
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
  • Bluetooth v4.1
  • GPS/ A-GPS
  • Micro-USB port
  • Dual-SIM
  • Two color options

The new smartphone runs Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition) operating system. The optimized OS comes with built-in data management features and security benefits. This includes a new set of smaller app size apps that offer more storage space. Users can access email, get answers, find directions, and play games faster than ever. Additionally, It will feature Google Assistant in Hindi and support over 20 regional languages.

Redmi Go

The dual-SIM smartphone measures 140.4 x 70.1 x 8.35mm. It features a 5.0-inch display along with HD (720 x 1280 pixels) resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio, 380 nits of brightness, and pixel density of 296ppi with 1000:1 contrast ratio. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS/ A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, and Micro-USB port.

The Redmi Go measures 140.4×70.1×8.32 mm and weighs 137 grams. It comes in Black and Blue color options. Sensors on the device include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and proximity sensor. 

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Conclusion

So far, multiple brands have launched Android Go devices in India. Now, Xiaomi has joined the bandwagon. Recently, Xiaomi decided to part ways with the ‘Redmi’ brand. It will serve as a separate sub-brand (similar to POCO). The new sub-brand will focus on bringing e-commerce friendly devices. Whereas the ‘Mi models’ will focus more on mid to high-end devices.

What do you think of the Xiaomi Redmi Go? Will you go for the new smartphone? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

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