After going through several round of rumors, Xiaomi unveiled the first Android Go smartphone in the Redmi series- Xiaomi Redmi Go. This latest ultra-budgets smartphone is mainly aimed at the developing markets and as the name suggests, it runs on Android Go operating system. Android Go is the light version of Android that promises to deliver smooth experience despite the lower hardware specifications. Though the detailed specifications of the new Xiaomi smartphone are not yet revealed, the image displayed give us some basic details of the device internals. Even the Xiaomi Redmi Go release date is not made official, however, it is rumored that the device will be made available initially in the European markets. Later, it will be shipped to all other international markets. If it so, then this is the cheapest ever smartphone especially from the Chinese brand. Let us look further into more details of the Xiaomi Redmi Go design, specifications and price.
Xiaomi Redmi Go will make its appearance alongside the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro. This would be the low-budget smartphone featuring 5.0-inches LCD display with 16:9 aspect ratio, 720 X 1280 pixel resolution, 300 nits of brightness and 1000:1 contrast ratio. Being an affordable option, it is equipped with a single rear and front camera. Moreover, from the image revealed it is a bit surprising to find the device with the MI branding on the rear considering that the Redmi is now an independent brand. It is built of a polycarbonate plastic material and even holds a metal structure to give the Xiaomi device a premium look.
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Talking of the other internal Xiaomi Redmi Go specs, it is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor accompanied by 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage. Additionally, the device features a microSD slot to expand the store for up to 128GB. This processor uses the Adreno 308 graphics which makes the device capable enough to handle graphical tasks effectively. Also, there is a Snapdragon X6 LTE modem that gives the Redmi Go smartphone access to Category 4 LTE networks. With this, the device can achieve the download speeds for up to 150mbps. On the camera front, Xiaomi Redmi Go smartphone packs in a single 8MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and an LED flash. The front end houses a single 5MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture size and 1.12um pixel size. As the name specifies, it runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo(Go Edition). This Android Go software ensures smoother software experience and is specially designed for such entry-level smartphones that come up with 512GB or 1GB RAM. A 3000mAh battery fuels up the device. Other connectivity options include Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.1 and micro USB.
Here comes the most interesting part of this latest Xiaomi Redmi Go smartphone. It is the cheapest smartphone from the company and still features everything that the smartphone needs. The Xiaomi Redmi Go price in Dubai will be around AED 330. Since the device will be initially sold in Europe, we are not sure about its price or its availability in UAE.