Xiaomi announces its first Android Go handset, the super-budget Redmi Go

Kelley Robertson
February 2, 2019

The new smartphone will come with a 5-inch HD resolution display and be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon series processor. Xiaomi has recently launched Redmi Note 7 and it wouldn't make sense to launch Redmi Note 7 Pro yet because this would only start a competition between the two high-end smartphones. There are no details on the release date or the pricing of the Redmi Go Smartphone as of now, however, the reports indicate that the phone is expected to hit the stores early next month. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro is expected to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC.

Redmi Note 7 launch occasion in China saw Xiaomi declare that the Redmi Note 7 Pro with a 48-megapixel Sony IMX86 sensor will likewise be launched shortly. The rear camera will be 8-megapixel camera at the back with f/2.0 aperture and 1.12-micron pixel size, complete with HDR support and LED flash as well.

Out of the box, it runs on Android 8.1 Oreo (Android Go Edition). Phones with prices between $150 - $200 have impressed the tech world but Xiaomi is taking things to a whole new level with its latest release. Currently, the Redmi Note 7 is available in three models - 3GB RAM/32GB of internal storage, 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage, and 6GB RAM and 64GB storage.

The phone is a basic low-budget smartphone and therefore, is expected to do well in India. Since it's supposed to be a My First Smartphone™ device, there's just 1GB of RAM installed and 8GB of storage. This also hints that the Redmi Note 7 is coming to India much sooner than you can even imagine. The Redmi Go packed with 3,000 mAh capacity battery inside the body which is more than enough for the tiny screen and modest chipset.

As we mentioned, Weibing asked on Weibo if users had any expectations from the Redmi Note 7 Pro, a particular answer that asked to let go of the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage option in favour of the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage option, was liked by Jun the most. The phone comes with dual SIM, 3.5 mm audio jack port, Micro USB port connectivity features.

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