Xiaomi launches the phone in almost all categories. We have seen innovative series like Mi Mix series and Android One ‘A’ series. Only one area where Xiaomi doesn’t have any phone till date is Android Go. But today Xiaomi filled that category as well by launching the Redmi Go smartphone in Europe. This is the first Redmi, or even Xiaomi smartphone under Android Go program. So let’s have a look at what this Android Go smartphone from Xiaomi has to offer.
For those who don’t know what Android Go is, this is a new Android program by Google where companies can launch smartphones with Android Go software which requires very minimal hardware yet giving a good performance. For detailed information on Android Go, click here. Coming back to the phone, it sports a 5 inch HD IPS LCD display with 1280 x 720 resolution and older 16:9 aspect ratio. It has Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 425 quad core processor clocked at 1.4Ghz with Adreno 308 GPU. It has 1GB of RAM and 8/16GB internal storage option with expandable storage. For an Android Go device, 1GB RAM is enough.
Coming to the camera, it has 8MP Rear Camera with f2.0 lens, 1.12mm micron pixel and LED flash. On the front there is a 5MP Camera with f2.2 lens. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition) with all Android Go apps within. It packs a 3000mAh battery with no fast charging support, but that’s not at all a negative point for an Android Go device. For connectivity, it has 4G, WiFi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, FM Radio, and Micro USB 2.0 port. It’s very lightweight at 137 grams and is 8.4mm thick. There will be two colour options; Blue and Black.
Pricing & Availability:
- It is priced at EUR 80 (USD 91.46, INR 6,531.89)
- It will be available from February in Europe.
- No information about the availability in other countries.
So that’s all the information we have as of now. While writing this article I felt that I am writing any budget launch in 2016. But considering it’s an Android Go device, specs like Snapdragon 425 processor, 8MP camera, and 16GB storage is more than enough. Also, the pricing is very cheap as well. Now, what are your thoughts on this smartphone? Let us know in the comment section below. Also stay tuned with us for more information.