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Xiaomi Redmi Go to launch in India on March 19: Expected specifications, features

Xiaomi Redmi Go will come with Android Oreo (Go edition), Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset and support for over 20 regional languages.

tech Updated: Mar 15, 2019 12:46 IST
Marcia Sekhose
Marcia Sekhose
Hindustan Times
Redmi Go will launch with Android Oreo (Go edition).
Redmi Go will launch with Android Oreo (Go edition).(Xiaomi)

Redmi Go, Xiaomi’s first smartphone with Android Go, is set to launch in India on March 19.

Xiaomi is using the regional flavour to tease its upcoming smartphone as company VP Manu Kumar Jain tweeted the launch date announcement in Hindi. The teaser video of Redmi Go also displays the text in regional Indian languages. There’s also a micro site for Redmi Go where interested users can click on the ‘Notify Me’ button for the launch.

Xiaomi has highlighted some features of Redmi Go on the micro site. Redmi Go will feature a ‘big’ HD display with long battery life. Redmi Go has been rumoured to offer an 18:9 display. The smartphone will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and support expandable storage. Leaked specifications of Redmi Go also suggest Bluetooth 4.2, dual-SIM support and 1GB of RAM.


On the software front, it will run on Android Oreo (Go edition). Redmi Go was earlier rumoured to launch with Android Pie (Go edition). Google launched this updated OS back in August last year. Based on the latest Android OS, Android Pie (Go edition) comes with 500MB of additional storage, verified boot and dashboard to track data usage.

Redmi Go will also come with India-centric features such as support for over 20 regional languages and Google Assistant in Hindi.

Redmi Go will join a small but growing list of Android Go smartphones in India. Some of the Android Go phones available in India include Samsung Galaxy J2 Core, Nokia 1, Nokia 2.1, Micromax Bharat Go and Lava Z50. HMD Global is expected to launch its new Android Go phone, Nokia 1 Plus, in India soon.