Chinese mobile phone giant, Xiaomi, so far, has the year’s cheapest budget phone yet — the Redmi Go. Just like the other Chinese phone makers (the likes of Huawei, Tecno, Itel, etc.), Xiaomi has a focus on making budget phones.
Let’s check the specs of the Xiaomi Redmi Go, the company’s cheapest budget phone so far.
Specs of the Xiaomi Redmi Go
The display of the Redmi Go is an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen and it measures 5 inches. The phone’s resolution is 1280 x 720 pixels, with a 16:9 ratio.
Running on the Go Edition of the Android 8.1 Oreo, the Redmi Go comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset. The phone has an internal storage capacity of 8GB and RAM of 1GB. The internal storage is expandable via a microSD slot up to 128GB.
The Redmi Go is powered by a non-removable Li-Ion battery with a capacity of 3,000 mAh. To compensate for the lack of a lot of top-notch features, the Redmi Go’s battery is supported by a 5V/1A charging system.
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The Redmi Go possesses a single camera system both on the front and the rear side. The rear camera has an 8MP lens with a LED flash. On the front side is a 5MP lens, which has HDR as its suporting feature.
Having support for dual SIM cards usage, Redmi Go also has a slot for microSD card for storage expansion. While it supports 4G networks, two 4G networks can’t be used simultaneously.
Full specs of the Xiaomi Redmi Go
|Display||Size||5″ HD screen display|
|Resolution||1280 x 720|
|Platform||OS||Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53|
Expandable via microSD up to 128GB
|Camera||Rear||8MP; f/2.0; HDR; LED flash
Real-time filters and smart scenes mode
|Front||5 MP; f/2.2; HDR|
|Battery||Capacity||3,000 mAh; Non-removable Li-Ion|
|Connectivity||SIM||Dual SIM support|
LTE FDD: B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B20/B28
LTE TDD: B38/B40/B41(120MHz)
|Sensors||Accelerometer, proximity, Vibration motor, Ambient light sensor|
|Miscellaneous||Colours||Black & Blue|
|Bluetooth||Yes. 4.1, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
As said earlier, this is the cheapest Xiaomi budget phone. It should be available in major phone shops around the country. Xiaomi says it officially launch it to Africa via the Jumia online market platform. Stay here for more on Xiaomi smartphones. You can check the specs the Xiaomi Mi 9 if it’s cool.