Xiaomi is all set to launch its first Android Go smartphone – Redmi Go in India on March 19. The company has already sent media invites for a curtain-raiser event scheduled to take place on March 19th in Delhi. Now it has confirmed that the new smartphone will be launched exclusively on Flipkart.
The famous e-commerce website is now running a teaser hinting the availability of the device on the platform. Meanwhile, Redmi India has confirmed the launch of the Redmi Go in India on Twitter yesterday. The tweet reads “We will be unlocking a new world of possibilities.
#AapkiNayiDuniya will be revealed on 19th March 2019. RT if you know what’s coming. Hit ‘NOTIFY ME’ here: http://bit.ly/GetSetGO to get the livestream alert.”
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 1280 x 720 pixel resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio, 296 PPI and 1000 contrast 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. For the unintended, Google announced its ambitious Android Oreo Go edition. The Go edition was first announced at Google I/O 2017 and it meant for low-end devices that run with 512MB to 1GB of memory.
It is backed up by 3,000mAh battery which the company claims to offer 10 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.