Xiaomi’s first Android Go smartphone is all set to be launched in India. The Redmi Go will be launched on 19 March in Delhi. The event will commence at 12 am and Xiaomi is expected to share the live stream link of the launch event soon. The Redmi Go was previously launched in the Philippines in January.
Xiaomi India head Manu Kumar Jain tweeted the launch teaser of the Redmi Go in Hindi with the hashtag #AapkiNayiDuniya.
अब करोड़ों भारतीयों को मिलेगा स्मार्टफोन का अनुभव. इस नयी दुनिया में आपका स्वागत है!
उन्नति, प्रगति और सबसे जुड़े रहने की दुनिया. स्वागत है आपका #AapkiNayiDuniya में!
Register for the launch: https://t.co/lMgtHBXUn9 pic.twitter.com/4vhZGaR5Yr— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain)
March 15, 2019
The Redmi Go offers a 5-inch display with a resolution of 720×1280. This gives it an aspect ratio of 16:9 and a pixel density of 296ppi. The display doesn’t have any notch to accommodate the front-facing camera.
The Redmi Go is powered by Qualcomm’s entry-level Snapdragon 425 processor paired with a gigabyte of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. The smartphone runs Android Oreo 8.1 based on Android’s Go platform which is a lightweight and stripped down version of the regular Oreo operating system.
The Redmi Go will also offer Google Assistant in Hindi, with support for over 20 regional languages.
The Redmi Go is backed by a 3,000mAh battery, which is claimed to provide a standby time of 10 days. It also packs an 8MP rear-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture and an LED flash. The front of the smartphone will have a 5MP selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture with support for HDR and beauty filters.
The Redmi Go was priced at PHP 3,990 (roughly ₹5,400) in the Philippines. We can expect the smartphone to be priced roughly the same in India, or maybe even lower.