Xiaomi is the latest manufacturer to adopt Android Go.
Xiaomi today introduced the Redmi Go, which features a 5-inch 1280×720 display and quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor. It’s got an 8MP camera with LED flash on its backside and a 5MP camera above the screen for your selfies. Included is 1GB of RAM, 8GB of built-in storage, and a microSD card slot. A 3000mAh battery is powering the whole package.
On the software side, the Redmi Go comes preloaded with Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition). The software on Android Go smartphones is slimmed down to help save storage and improve performance on entry-level smartphones.
There hasn’t been an official announcement regarding the Redmi Go’s price and availability yet, but according to WinFuture, the device will launch in Europe in February at a price just under €80 EUR ($91 USD).
Some entry-level Android smartphones that are priced aggressively can have less-than-optimal performance, but folks shouldn’t have to suffer with poor performance just because they want a low-cost device. Android Go is meant to give budget-conscious shoppers an affordable Android phone that works well, and the Redmi Go is a good-looking option for those people.