Xiaomi’s most affordable smartphone to date in India, the Android Go-based Redmi Go, is now available in open sale – which means prospective buyers can buy the Redmi Go round the clock now. The Redmi Go is designed from scratch for first time smartphone users and is available for buying at a price of Rs 4,499.
The Redmi Go is available for buying in India from across online (Flipkart and Mi.com/in) and offline (Mi Homes and Mi partner) stores.
Speaking of design and paper specs, the Redmi Go is an entry-level Android Go phone with an all-plastic body and a conventional 5-inch 16:9 display with 720p resolution. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor clubbed with 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage which is expandable using a dedicated micro-SD card slot. The dual-SIM phone supports 4G LTE connectivity and pack a 3,000mAh battery. On the camera front, the Redmi Go comes with an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing camera.
As is the case with all Android Go phones, the Redmi Go is also geared towards an audience that is looking to make a switch from a feature phone to a smartphone. Its main USP being its Android Go software which is essentially a trimmed down version of the stock Android software you find in Google’s own Pixel phones. Android Go is specifically designed for entry-level phones with bare-bones hardware (with less than 1GB of RAM).
While an Android One phone like the Mi A2 runs stock Android launcher out-of-the-box with small tweaks in areas like the camera app, Android Go phones like the Redmi Go can get away with a custom Xiaomi launcher called the Mint launcher and a couple of extra apps – beyond the usual Google stuff. Google has re-worked on almost its entire suit of G-apps for Android Go, including Google Assistant, Google Maps, YouTube, Gmail and more.