Xiaomi is already known for very value oriented devices that don’t break the bank and still offer good specifications. However, to tap every possible market, Xiaomi is going to be launching a phone with an absurdly low price tag which will run on Android Go, a lite version of the Android OS.
Xiaomi Redmi Go
The Redmi Go is Xiaomi’s upcoming Andriod Go device but nothing about the device has so far been confirmed by the company itself, not even the launch date. However, the device has leaked in full so we do have a pretty good idea of what it will look like and what it might offer.
The leaks are pretty detailed and reveal every aspect of the device. Unfortunately, being an ultra-budget device, the specifications are as basic as they can get but then again, that’s the whole point of a very affordable Android Go device.
Here's your first look at the Xiaomi Redmi Go, the upcoming Android Go Smartphone. Click on the images below to see full resolution renders and full specs of the upcoming smartphone, launching soon in India! (First spotted by https://t.co/Jha1L96xJX ).#RedmiGO#Redmi#Xiaomi pic.twitter.com/nf6LX4yAOP
— Ishan Agarwal (@ishanagarwal24) January 24, 2019
According to the leaks, the device will come in a small form factor with a screen size of 5.0-inches, a resolution of 1280×720 pixels and a maximum brightness of 380 nits. The device will come in two colors, blue and black.
Under the hood, it’s said to come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset with just 1GB of RAM and internal storage of 8GB, supported by a microSD card.
Redmi Go is rumored to come with an 8MP shooter on the back with an f/2.0 aperture and HDR support whereas the front camera is said to be a 5MP one.
Powering all this is going to be a 3,000mAh battery, which on paper might look decent, but for a device like this and MIUI’s exceptional optimizations, it should easily last a day or more.
What’s really surprising is that even though the Redmi Go is going be launched several months after the release of Android 9.0 Pie, you’ll get the older flavor of Android, 8.0 Oreo Go, on the Redmi Go.