- Xiaomi Redmi Go to launch in India today at 12 PM.
- The device has already been announced in the Philippines.
- Redmi Go is an entry-level smartphone running on Android Go OS with 1GB RAM.
Xiaomi is finally bringing its entry-level, Android Go-powered Redmi Go smartphone to India. The phone is tailored for the mass market, providing a stock Android experience on a low-cost, feature phone-replacing device. It is expected to compete with other existing Android Go smartphones like the Nokia 1, Nokia 2.1, Lava Z40, Micromax Bharat 5 Infinity, Samsung J2 Core and many others. The phone has been officially announced by the company and is currently available in the Philippines. With an Android Go device, Xiaomi is taking aim at the large feature phone user base in India, looking to move up to a smartphone. Pricing of the device and the offers it launches with will be key to its success in the country. From Xiaomi's marketing campaign, it is clear that the Redmi Go will get support for 20+ Indian regional languages. It will also feature the Google Assistant in Hindi.
If you are interested in watching the Redmi Go launch live in India, you can head to Xiaomi's official website at here at 12 PM today to catch the livestream.
Redmi Go specifications
The Redmi Go leverages the Android Oreo (Go Edition) operating system and thus comes pre-loaded with Google Go suite of apps. It remains to be seen if Xiaomi will upgrade the software on the device to Android Pie (Go Edition) in the near future. The handset features a 5.0-inch HD display and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC, coupled with 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage. There is also a 16GB storage variant of the phone in the Philippines, but it is not known whether it will be made available in India. The device supports expandable storage of up to 128GB via a microSD card. It features a dual SIM slot and a dedicated microSD card tray.