Xiaomi, in their pursuit to cover grounds, has released the Redmi Go in Kenya. The Redmi Go for those who don’t remember, is Xiaomi’s first and only Android Go device. It’s been out internationally for quite a while now, but it’s fresh in the Kenyan market.
Off the bat, the phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC that’s clocked at 1.4GHz, has 1GB of RAM, and offers just 8GB of internal storage that can be expanded via a built-in microSD card slot.
Its display is a 5-inch HD display, while the cameras on the Redmi Go includes an 8MP main camera system at the rear and 5MP front-facing camera. Powering up the phone is a sizable 3000mAh battery. The phone runs Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition), as expected.
The price of the device is KSh. 8,499 ($85), and at that price, this is perhaps the one of the most affordable big brand devices available in the Kenyan smartphone market. At that price, the Redmi Go goes head to head with Huawei’s Y5 Lite 2018.
The device is expected to get some competition from Infinix’s own brand new Android Go smartphone, the Infinix Hot 7. That device is set to go on sale soon with pre-orders already open online where it is listed for Kshs 10,000.