Under Xiaomi’s parenthood, Redmi blossomed with fine innovations. And even after parting with a separate legal entity status, Redmi is constantly launching phones with dead cheap prices and competing with every other brand.
Excluding flagships, Redmi has its legs in early range (5A), early-mid (Note 5, 6 Pro, Note 6) and mid-range (Poco F1) segments. Now it declares “Redmi Go” to occupy the cheap segment, which is below INR 5000.
Redmi Confirms Redmi Go – A Budget Smartphone running on Android Go Edition
Redmi Go, which is named after its unique software usage called “Android Go” over 8.1 Oreo, is all set to hit the markets in the first quarter of 2019 in India (the company says).
It could be a general one, but what it uses is Android Go built in makes it popular.
What’s Android Go?
It basically the stripped-down version of actual Android. Google has launched this modified Go software last year in consideration of low RAM and CPU phones. Almost everything’s in it is modified or redesigned to process the functions smoothly. Low-end devices packing 1GB RAM and light version CPUs are subjected to use Android Go.
Google reinvents Gmail, Maps, Chrome, YouTube etc of its bulk to suit in.
Besides software, all the specifications are of basic versions. According to leaks and info from GSMarena, Redmi Go has a 5″ screen with 720×1280p resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio. It supports dual SIM and has VoLTE. With 1GB RAM and 8GB ROM, it is equipped with Snapdragon’s 425 chipset which is a quad-core CPU. It sports an 8MP(f/2.0) rear camera and a 5MP (f/2.2) front shooter. And finally, it has a 3000mAh battery and available in Black and Blue colors.
Well, it was already opened in Europe for €80, but experts in here say that’s wouldn’t be the case in India. As we being price sensitive, Redmi would definitely price it moderately around 5000 INR or below.