Xiaomi will soon be launching a new Android Go phone, which will be called the Redmi Go. The Redmi Go will feature basic android services and specs to provide a functional android experience at the least possible cost. A recently leaked specs sheet gives us a hint at what the phone might offer.
Redmi Go Leaked Specs
- Display: 5.5 inches
- Resolution: HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9 ratio
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
- GPU: Adreno 308
- RAM: 1GB
- Storage: 8GB with support for micro-sd card up to 128GB
- Rear Camera: 8MP
- Front Camera: 5MP
- Software: Android Go (based on Android 8.1 Oreo)
- Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity, compass
- Battery: 3000mAh
Based on Android Go, the phones under this program aims to expand access to smartphones throughout developing nations. Expensive phones have been a major obstacle for worldwide adoption of smartphones. Phones based on Android Go, therefore, provides minimal specs at an affordable price.
Xiaomi has a firm market in India and also a loyal customer base. Due to this, the Redmi Go will be the next step forward for Xiaomi to deliver their smartphones for a sub-10k budget customer. The same can be said for Nepal as well!
The phone will feature Android Go operating system bundled with other UI tweaks. The software will also be optimized to take full advantage of the limited hardware of the phone. The hardware specs are very low as expected of the phone. Although the phone offers a 3,000 mAh battery, it should last for a long time. This is largely thanks to its low processing power and energy efficient performance. However, this phone isn’t designed for intensive apps or games and, instead is an entry level device to connect users to the internet and basic smartphone services.
Xiaomi Redmi Go Price in Nepal
If the phone ever launches in Nepal, the phone should be priced around Nrs. 10,000 (INR 5000). A heftier price than that would defeat its purpose. Either way, the Redmi Go surely will grant smartphone access to the people who still can’t afford a decent smartphone.