Xiaomi just held an event in New Delhi, India and announced their first Android Go smartphone that comes at a very low price. It’s called Xiaomi Redmi Go, and it’s a low-end phone that only costs about $65 (Rs 4,499). Let’s check out the full specs and features below and see what can this budget-friendly phone do for this price.
Xiaomi Redmi Go: Specs, Features, OS
The phone has a 5″ HD 16:9 display, it’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425, 1GB of RAM and 8 GB of expandable internal storage. The camera setup is pretty low – at only 8MP Rear camera with LED Flash and 5MP Selfie camera. It has a 3000mAh Battery, and the operating system is Android Oreo (the Go edition). It also has 4G Network Connectivity.
The design comes with very chunky bezels on the top and bottom, and you can get the phone in either black or blue colors.
The Redmi Go is much cheaper than the Nokia 1, and it will surely be a competitor against the JioPhone 2, even if the latter is nearly $20 cheaper.
The phone can be purchased from Flipkar and Mi.com websites, and sales will be available online starting with 22 March.
Xiaomi’s Redmi Go is a fully-fledged smartphone that comes with a lightweight software to make the battery life last longer. The phone is the first one to feature an HD display screen, which is a great feature for such a low-cost phone.
As for the operating system, the phone will be upgradable to Android 9 (Go Edition).
Some other features on the Redmi Go also include support for Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, 4G, LTE and VoLTE networks, and comes with a Micro USB port.
The Redmi 7 Also Announced – A Little More Expensive, But Much Better
Another phone announced by Xiaomi in India was the Redmi 7, which comes with either 2GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage (at nearly $105), or with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage (at almost $119). It also features much better design and specs.
Jeff Wilkinson is a Senior Politics Reporter at Debate Report covering provincial and national politics, . Before joining Debate Report, Jeff worked on several provincial campaigns including Jack Layton. Jeff has worked as a freelance journalist in Toronto, having been published by over 20 outlets including CBC, the Center for Media and VICE.com.