Xiaomi will be launching its first Android Go smartphone – Redmi Go in India on March 19. The company has now started sending media invites for the launch event to be held in New Delhi. The word ‘GO’ is highlighted in the invite, followed by hashtag #MiForYou, confirming the launch on Redmi Go in India.
Redmi Go smartphone was announced earlier this year and its price was revealed when it went up for pre-orders in the Philippines at PHP 3,990 (roughly Rs. 5,400). It is expected that the smartphone will be priced at around Rs 5,000 in India.
Redmi Go smartphone features a 5-inch HD screen with 16:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor backed by Adreno 308 GPU and paired with 1GB RAM. There is 8GB of internal storage, which can further be expanded up to 128GB with a microSD card slot.
Redmi Go runs on Google’s Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition) and comes pre-installed with customised apps like Gmail Go, Assistant Go, Maps Go, etc. It is backed up by 3,000mAh battery which the company claims to offer 11 days of standby time. In the camera department, there is an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash support, and a 5-megapixel front camera.
Connectivity options for the phone will include dual-SIM support, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, and a micro-USB port. Sensors on board include Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer.