Redmi Go goes on open sale for Rs. 4,499

After attempting a few numbers of flash sales, Redmi India has finally announced that Redmi Go will be now available anytime via Flipkart, Mi.com and Mi Home Stores. The announcement was made yesterday on Twitter with a message that says “Get it whenever you want.” The open sale has already started on the aforementioned websites and in Flipkart. The smartphone is available in two color options such as Black and Blue with a discount of 25 percent.

The Redmi Go is an entry-level offering from the Xiaomi and arrived in the Indian market last month. The handset was globally announced in January this year through Xiaomi’s official Twitter handle following a series of rumors. However, at that time the spec-sheet was not revealed except for the color variants.

This affordable smartphone is the first from the Beijing-based manufacturer to boot Android Go edition (Oreo) out-of-the-box and mainly targeted for the first-time smartphone users. However, like many other devices, the Redmi Go does not offer any contemporary aspects like the 19:9 or 18:9 aspect ratio or dual rear cameras, instead it packs a 16:9 aspect ratio along with a budget chipset.

Specifications of Redmi GO

Speaking about the spec-sheet of the Redmi Go, it measures 140.4×70.1×8.35mm and weighs 137 grams. The smartphone packs a 5-inch IPS LCD display that supports HD resolution (720 X 1,280 pixels and 294 PPI pixel density). Under the hood, it is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 MSM8917 chipset, which packs a quad-core Cortex A53 processor having a clock speed of 1.4GHz. The hardware is accompanied by an Adreno 308 GPU for the graphics. The SoC is further mated with a 1GB RAM and the smartphone is available in the Indian market with a single variant in terms of RAM, i.e., 8GB.

The device also comes with an option of memory slot by which users can further expand its storage up to 128GB. As mentioned before, it runs on Android v8.1 OS. In the optical department, Redmi Go features an 8MP primary camera with 1.12-micron pixels along with a single LED flash module and an f/2.0 aperture. The smartphone is claimed to support full-HD video recording besides the Auto HDR features, real-time filters, and smart scene (11 scene modes) detection. At the front, the manufacturer has given the Redmi Go a 5MP lens for capturing selfies and video calling.

The powerhouse of Redmi Go comes with a Li-polymer battery having the capacity of 3,000mAh and it is claimed to provide a standby time up to 10 days. The 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. Unfortunately, the users will have to rely on password unlock as the smartphone does not feature a fingerprint sensor to easily access. Other than these, the Redmi Go also supports over 20 Indian languages and virtual Google Assistant in Hindi.