Redmi Go, Xiaomi’s first smartphone with Android Go, is set to launch in India on March 19.
Xiaomi is using the regional flavor to tease its upcoming smartphone as company VP Manu Kumar Jain tweeted the launch date announcement in Hindi. The teaser video of Redmi Go also displays the text in regional Indian languages. There’s also a micro site for Redmi Go where interested users can click on the ‘Notify Me’ button for the launch.
Xiaomi has highlighted some features of Redmi Go on the microsite. Redmi Go will feature a ‘big’ HD display with long battery life. Redmi Go has been rumored to offer an 18:9 display. The smartphone will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and support expandable storage. Leaked specifications of Redmi Go also suggest Bluetooth 4.2, dual-SIM support and 1GB of RAM.
On the software front, it will run on Android Oreo (Go edition). Redmi Go was earlier rumored to launch with Android Pie (Go edition). Google launched this updated OS back in August last year. Based on the latest Android OS, Android Pie (Go edition) comes with 500MB of additional storage, verified boot and dashboard to track data usage.
Redmi Go will also come with India-centric features such as support for over 20 regional languages and Google Assistant in Hindi.
Redmi Go will join a small but growing list of Android Go smartphones in India. Some of the Android Go phones available in India include Samsung Galaxy J2 Core, Nokia 1, Nokia 2.1, Micromax Bharat Go and Lava Z50. HMD Global is expected to launch its new Android Go phone, Nokia 1 Plus, in India soon.―Hindustan Times