Google launched the Android Go program in order to offer an improved mobile OS experience on low-end devices. Its manufacturing partners have since released new affordable devices that run on Android Go. This toned-down version of Android even gets its own optimized apps for an improved experience. Xiaomi has now jumped on the bandwagon as well with its first Android Go called the Redmi Go.
Like many other phones in this segment, the Redmi Go costs under $100 and comes with basic specifications. The handset has a 5 inch 720p display with a Snapdragon 425 processor, 1GB RAM, and 8GB of storage. It also has an 8 megapixel rear and 5 megapixel front camera with a 3,000mAh battery.
The device runs on Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition with optimized apps for Gmail, YouTube, and more. Xiaomi will soon be rolling out this handset in markets across the globe including countries in Europe. There don’t seem to be any plans to bring this device to the United States, though.
It will cost the equivalent of $90 where it’s released, thus making it a compelling option for customers in the market for a basic smartphone that doesn’t break the bank. It’s also an affordable way to obtain a smartphone for those who are moving up from feature phones.