Xiaomi Redmi Go India Launch Set for March 19, Expected to Cost Less Than Rs 5,000

The Redmi Go is the first Android Go smartphone from Xiaomi and it packs the best hardware on any Android Go phone launched till date

Highlights
  • The Redmi Go is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC
  • The phone is expected to be priced below Rs 5,000 in India

The Xiaomi Redmi Go is finally coming to India on March 19, as announced by the company’s India Head, Manu Kumar Jain. The Redmi Go is Xiaomi’s first Android Go smartphone and by far it has the best hardware on any Android Go phone launched till date. Xiaomi fans were little disappointed when the company did not announce the Redmi Go at the Redmi Note 7 Pro launch event, but here were are in less than a month with the Redmi Go’s official launch date. Launching next week, the Redmi Go is expected to cost less than Rs 5,000 in the sub-continent as Xiaomi’s Redmi 4A, 5A and 6A smartphones retailed for a price of Rs 5,999. At the moment, it’s unknown at what price Xiaomi will launch the Redmi Go in India, but it will surely be less than Rs 5,000. This upcoming Android Go smartphone will only increase Xiaomi’s market share in the Asian sub-continent.

Xiaomi Redmi Go Launch on March 19: What to Expect?

The Redmi Go is an interesting handset from Xiaomi. The Redmi 6A which is the Chinese company’s full-fledged entry-level Android smartphone is priced at an aggressive Rs 5,999. And there’s no doubt that the Redmi Go’s price will be aggressive in India to appeal the first-time smartphone buyers. If it launches at Rs 3,999, it will eat up the market share of JioPhone 2 which is available at Rs 2,999 in India.

The problem right now in the Indian market is there isn’t a good smartphone under Rs 5,000. We have options like the Nokia 1 and other Android Go phones from Lava and Micromax, but they have sub-par hardware. However, that’s not the case with Redmi Go as the phone comes powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC, which was used on the Redmi 4A and 5A smartphones a couple of years ago. Some might feel that Xiaomi is offering an older chipset, but there isn’t a better one available in the sub-Rs 5,000 segment.

Xiaomi Redmi Go: Specifications and Features

Talking about the specifications of the Redmi Go, the phone rocks a 5-inch HD display with 720p resolution. It has a 16:9 display unlike the newly launched phones with 18:9 or 19:9 displays. The Redmi Go features hardware buttons for navigating through the phone. Under the hood, we have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC, paired with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. To recall, Xiaomi used the same Snapdragon 425 chipset on both the Redmi 4A and Redmi 5A smartphones launched in 2017.

The Redmi Go will have a single 8MP shooter on the rear side paired with an LED flash. Up front, users will have the option to click selfies and make video calls via the 5MP shooter. The phone rocks a 3000mAh battery. The Redmi Go is an Android Go smartphone and the device runs the Android Oreo (Go Edition) software out of the box. However, it’s unknown at the moment whether Xiaomi has customised the UI to MIUI. If Xiaomi providers stock Android with the Redmi Go, it will appeal more audience out there.

Chakri is a go-to guy for your next smartphone recommendation. Back in his engineering days, he used to play with smartphones by installing custom ROMs and that passion got him into the tech industry. He still goes nuts about a smartphone knocking his door for review. Currently managing everything at Telecom Talk, Chakri is trying to master PUBG Mobile in his free time.

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Arena
Arena

It’s best for 3999 if it’s not a android one phone. Still realme c1 2+16,sd450,4250mah is 6999, 2+32 is 7499.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
Nikhil Mumbai-Pune

3500 is best price. It’s only 1GB ram.

FARAZ
FARAZ

Well the phone is offering excellent specs..
But dual VoLTE is the biggest requirement of 2019 and after. This is bad way of clearing stock of 425 or 625 chipset.
But still phone can be used till 2022 for (Jio+BSNL) dual sim user or single sim card user.

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Asansol
Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
Nikhil Mumbai-Pune

BSNL?

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
Nikhil Mumbai-Pune

I woullf not have surpised even if they put snapdragon 625 in this device. Nobody purchased Redmi Note 5/Redmi 6 Pro/Redmi Y2 much. XIAOMI Mi A2 lite would have been best option instead of all of this nonsense.

Arena
Arena

Sd625 is a great chip.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
Nikhil Mumbai-Pune

Yes without a doubt. But now it’s all about power and power efficiency at the same time.

FARAZ
FARAZ

@Arena (625) specially after Xiaomi added dual VoLTE to its phone with android Pie.

AkashR, Asansol, WB
AkashR, Asansol, WB

Actually i bought 6 pro as I love compact phones, using it for 2-3 months, its actually performing pretty well.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
Nikhil Mumbai-Pune

BSNL doesn’t even have money to give the salaries. I will be happy to see if Jio huys BSNL by that time. It will get good infrastructure for 5G by 2023. I hope full fledge deployment happens by 2023-2024.

Arena
Arena

BSNL must stop doing retail business. They only should to business to business deals. 55% of revenue goes to salaries, plus bonus every year+ retirement benefits. For others it’s almost 5% only. BSNL employees stopping it’s growth….they are lazy, skilled for copper line patch works only, I know 7-10 employees locally. They just do 2 private employees work. Billing section lady is a total waste..she collects 40-50k per month, 30k+ goes for her salary. Why can’t BSNL force atleast broadband users to pay online only. Now a days who doesn’t know how to pay online. They don’t need BSNL for… Read more »

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Ktk_circle

BSNL become national waste because of government policies

Arena
Arena

I don’t think sd425 supports dual volte. Only sd636, sd450,sd845 and up support dual volte.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
Nikhil Mumbai-Pune

Snapdragon 439 supports dual VoLTE. One new processor also supports Dual VoLTE(429 I guess).

AkashR, Asansol, WB
AkashR, Asansol, WB

Sd625 supports dual volte..mi a1 already have it & 6 pro/ y2/ note 5 will get it next month

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