Redmi Go smartphone was recently announced by Xiaomi marking the first instance the company has launched a smartphone with Android Go platform. This also means that the phone is going to be on the lower end device as Google launched Android Go for better performance from entry-level smartphones.
The primary specifications of the Redmi Go smartphone include a 5-inch HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC, an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, dedicated microSD card slot and 3000mAh battery. The phone runs on Android Oreo (Go edition) making it one of the most balanced entry-level smartphones launched.
On the design front, the phone has visible bezels at the top and bottom of the device with the chin accommodating capacitive buttons. The power and volume buttons are on the right side of the device and the back panel houses a single camera. There is no sign of a fingerprint scanner, however.
The Redmi Go has been launched in the Philippines with a price tag of 3,990 Philippine Peso( ₹5,422 roughly). Additionally, buyers who pre-order the Redmi Go between January 31 to February 3, 2019, will et free Mi In-Ear Headphones Basic. The offer, however, is only limited to first 200 buyers. The smartphone is expected to soon come to India.
The Redmi Go comes with a 5-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) display with 16:9 aspect ratio, 380 nits brightness, 72 percent NTSC Color Gamut and 1000:1 contrast ratio. The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC clocked at 1.4GHz coupled with Adreno 308 GPU. The device comes with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 128GB using a microSD card.
In terms of optics, the phone has an 8-megapixel rear camera coupled with an LED flash and a 5-megapixel camera on the front. Other features of the Xiaomi Redmi Go includes 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.1, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, 3.5 mm audio jack, micro USB 2.0 support and a 3000mAh battery.