Redmi Go

Redmi Go smartphone has been finally launched on Tuesday. The device made an appearance last week in leaks. Redmi Go the first smartphone with Android Go software from Xiaomi. Xiaomi does offer phones based on Android One platform. The device is based on Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition), comes in Black and Blue, and is heading to Europe and the Philippines in February.

The Redmi Go is powered by a Snapdragon 425 with four Cortex-A53 cores running at 1.4GHz. There’s 1GB of RAM and either 8GB or 16GB of storage, which can be expanded with a microSD card. The Redmi Go actually employs a hybrid slot so you can choose between extra storage and dual SIM support, but can’t have both.

The phone also comes with 3,000mAh battery. Additionally, the company has included an 8-megapixel rear camera with an LED flash as well as 5-megapixel front shooter in the smartphone. The exact operating system of the phone is unclear, but it is most likely Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition).

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On the software front the device, like the Samsung J2 Core and Nokia 1, will run Google’s streamlined software of Android Go which brings on board Go apps like Maps Go, YouTube Go, and others. The software will be based on Android 8.1 Oreo and not on Android 9 Pie.

Redmi Go

Price of Redmi Go Smartphone

Redmi Go will go on sale in Europe beginning February and may carry a price-tag of less than EUR 80 (roughly Rs. 6,500). To recall, the smartphone was spotted listed last week on Philippines retailer Lazada, listing the same specifications.

Specifications of Redmi Go Smartphone

ModelRedmi Go
Display5-inch 1280x720px LCD HD screen
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC
RAM/ROM1GB of RAM and 8GB of inbuilt storage, expanded with a microSD card slot
SoftwareAndroid 8.1 Oreo (Go edition) 
Selfie Camera5MP selfie snapper
Rear Camera8MP main camera
Battery3,000mAh battery
ColoursBlack and Blue
ConnectivityDual-SIM support, a Micro-USB port, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, and 4G LTE connectivity
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