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Redmi Go Android Go Smartphone With 3,000mAh Battery Launched in India at Rs. 4,499

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Redmi Go has been launched in India, the first Android Go smartphone from the brand. The entry-level device is the most affordable smartphone yet from Xiaomi in India, and was launched at an event in New Delhi on Tuesday. To recall, the Redmi Go was first unveiled by Xiaomi in late January, before being launched in the Philippines a few days later in February. As you’d imagine with an entry-level offering, there aren’t many highlights of the Redmi Go. What does stand out is that the Redmi Go bears an HD display, unlimited Google Photos storage, a relatively large 3,000mAh battery, as well as a dedicated microSD card slot. The company is also touting support for over 20 Indian languages, as well as Google Assistant Hindi support (as well as Hinglish). Read on for more details about the Redmi Go price in India, launch offers, release date, and specifications.

Redmi Go price in India, launch offers, release date
The Redmi Go price in India has been set at Rs. 4,499 for the 1GB RAM/ 8GB inbuilt storage variant. For now, the 1GB RAM/ 16GB inbuilt storage variant has not been launched in the country. It will be made available in two colour variants – Black and Blue. As we mentioned, the Redmi Go was first unveiled in January before being made available in the Philippines in February. It will be made available via Flipkart, Mi.com, and Mi Home stores from 12pm (Noon) IST on March 22.

Redmi Go launch offers include up to Rs. 2,200 Jio cashback and up to 100GB free, Xiaomi revealed.

Redmi Go specifications
The dual-SIM (Nano) Redmi Go runs Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition) and sports a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display. It is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC, coupled with 1GB of RAM and the Adreno 308 GPU.

Redmi Go camera
The Redmi Go features an 8-megapixel rear camera with 1.12-micron pixels, an f/2.0 aperture, and a single LED flash module. The company is also touting full-HD video recording, apart from HDR features, real-time filters, and smart scene detection. On the front, the Redmi Go bears a 5-megapixel camera, with 1.12-micron pixels and an f/2.2 aperture. HDR features for the front camera were also touted – said to be a feature that’s new for the entry-level segment.

Redmi Go storage, other features
Xiaomi has announced a single inbuilt storage variants of the Redmi Go in India – 8GB – and it is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB) with its own dedicated slot. Users also get unlimited storage on Google Photos in high quality resolution – said to be a first in the segment. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Sensors on board the Redmi Go include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and a proximity sensor. The Redmi Go measures 140.4×70.1×8.35mm and weighs 137 grams. It runs on a 3,000mAh battery that the company touts can provide a standby time up to 10 days. The company is also boasting of the presence of two microphones which help reduce noise on calls – its dual mic noise reduction system.

Redmi Go


General

Release date January 2019
Launched in India Yes
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 140.40 x 70.10 x 8.35
Weight (g) 137.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3000
Colours Black, Blue

Display

Screen size (inches) 5.00
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720×1280 pixels
Aspect ratio 16:9

Hardware

Processor 1.4GHz quad-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
RAM 1GB
Internal storage 8GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 128
Dedicated microSD slot Yes

Camera

Rear camera 8-megapixel (f/2.0, 1.12-micron)
Rear autofocus Yes
Rear flash LED
Front camera 5-megapixel (f/2.2, 1.12-micron)

Software

Operating system Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition)

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.10
Micro-USB Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes

Sensors

Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes