Redmi Go teased by Flipkart ahead of March 19 launch

Redmi Go teased by Flipkart ahead of March 19 launch

The Redmi Go is set to be the most affordable smartphone from Xiaomi

Highlights
  • Redmi Go is the first Android Go phone from Xiaomi
  • The device will go on sale on Flipkart
  • Redmi Go was originally introduced in January 2019

Ahead of the Redmi Go launch in the country, Flipkart has started teasing the phone on its website. The e-retailer has set up a microsite for the phone, which highlights a few features and specifications of the phone. Xiaomi typically uses a heavily-customised version of Android - MIUI – on its smartphones, however the company has started deviating a little from its own OS flavour in favour of the Android One and Android Go platforms. The upcoming Redmi Go from the company is based on the Android Go platform, the special version of Android meant for entry-level smartphones. The Redmi Go is set to be unveiled on March 19 in the country.

The Redmi Go teaser page on Flipkart suggests that the phone will be offered by the e-retailer, along with Mi.com and Mi home stores in the country. The page, however, doesn't mention any pricing details, for which we will have to wait for the official announcement.

To recall, Redmi Go was officially announced back in January this year. The phone sports a 5-inch HD screen and is powered by Qualcomm's unspecified quad-core Snapdragon SoC. The phone also comes with 3,000mAh battery and runs on Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition).

Additionally, the company has included an 8-megapixel rear camera with an LED flash as well as 5-megapixel front shooter in the smartphone. Flipkart teaser reveals that the phone will have auto-HDR support and 11 scene modes to make taking pictures a bit easier. The teaser also notes that it will support 20 Indian regional languages and feature Google Assistant in Hindi.

Although unconfirmed, Xiaomi Redmi Go appears to be a 16:9 aspect ratio screen, with thick non-screen space above and below the screen. The power and volume buttons are present on the right side of the phone, and capacitive keys for Android navigation - home, back and recents – have been placed below the screen.

Xiaomi earlier this year made Redmi a sub-brand, a change from its earlier position as a product range within the Xiaomi brand itself. The company also recently launched the Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro (Review), the latest in the popular range of mid-range smartphones from Xiaomi.


Can Redmi Go Be the affordable smartphone that kills feature phones? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.

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Ali Pardiwala writes about audio and video devices for Gadgets 360 out of Mumbai, and has covered the industry for a decade now. Ali is a Senior Reviewer for Gadgets 360, where he has regularly written about televisions, home entertainment, and mobile gaming as well. He is a firm believer in 4K and HDR on televisions, and believes that true wireless earphones are the future of the personal audio industry. Ali is available on Twitter as @AliusPardius and on email at alip@ndtv.com, so do send in ...More
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