After pretty much a week of waiting, the Redmi Go is now officially in India! There’s really not too much to say about the device that hasn’t been said. It’s an entry level device that runs Android Go 9 Pie, and it’s exclusively available in India via Flipkart. The real question is whether the price will be disruptive enough.
The device 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. These are light specs, but keep in mind that this is a Android GO device, these are practically great specs for an Android GO device.
The 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.
Connectivity options for the phone will include dual-SIM support, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, and a micro-USB port. Sensors on board include a light sensor, proximity sensor and an accelerometer. Really, it’s quite a lite and simple device, but the real kicker is with the pricing.
Xiaomi is getting close to featurephone pricing here. At Rs. 4,499 (~$65) for a full-fledged smartphone it goes head to head with devices like the popular Rs. 2,999 (~$45) JioPhone 2. Even next to other Android GO devices, the Redmi GO basically destroys the competition in terms of pricing.