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  • Xiaomi Redmi Go smartphone with Android Go software could be the cheapest Xiaomi phone in India.

  • ‘Redmi Go’ its first Android Go smart phone

  • Redmi Go – Cheapest Android Go Smartphone!

Xiaomi has joined some of the other smartphone makers in adopting an Android Go(Xiaomi Redmi Go Android Go) model if one goes by a Redmi phone model sighted on certification sites.

Since these are directly submitted by the companies, the details cannot go wrong. The only difficulty is that the companies don’t reveal the exact model name on their applications and some monikers are used. In this case of the Xiaomi Redmi Android Go model, for example, the model number M1903C3GG appears on the certification sites in Russia, the US and Singapore. It is being predicted that this phone will be released soon as an Android Go with the latest Android Pie OS by Redmi (Xiaomi). The suggestion has come from Singapore, where it is mentioned as ‘Redmi Go’.

Some of the specifications that can be reported about this new phone are that the display size could be close to 6 inches, a processor that clocks a speed of 2.4GHz and the dimensions of the phone are 141mmx71mm in terms of the height and width with the thickness not specified. The display screen is expected to sport an aspect ratio of 18:9.

The OS, obviously, will be the Android Pie, version 9.0 but watered down to be Android Go. This version of the OS has been developed by Google to facilitate smartphone makers to offer their customers cheaper alternatives by fixing lower end processors and lower RAM but still enjoy the other features linked to the OS. Some applications may not work on these phones.

Redmi Go will have a dual-SIM slot, 2.4 GHz WI-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 and just 1GB of RAM. The phone is expected to have dimensions of 141 mm x 71 mm with a screen size of less than 6 -inches.

In developing market like India, the smartphones haven’t been able to reach the masses. Xiaomi is aiming to increase its market share by targeting people who have been untouched by the telecom revolution. Being an Android Go device, the Redmi Go will be sub-5K phone targeted at the people who are still using feature phones. At the moment, the cheapest Xiaomi phone in the Indian market is priced at Rs 5,999 (Redmi 6A). The Redmi Go phone would also allow Xiaomi to take on Jio Phone 2 which retails at Rs 2,999.

 

Vikram
Vikram Aadi extensively covers Asia's personal device and connected services ecosystem, as well as the intersection of technology and culture. Hit him up on Twitter, or via mail: vikram@thb2.com.

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