Xiaomi becomes the next big manufacturer to embrace Android Go. The company will soon announce the Redmi Go, a cheap Android smartphone with a modified version of the mobile operating system.
Xiaomi Redmi Go image leaked
The Xiaomi Redmi Go is from next month in Asia for sale for converted less than 100 euros, according to telecom insider Ishan Agarwal. It would be the first Android Go smartphone from Xiaomi. The device is equipped with simple hardware to make the low price possible.
A leaked image suggests that the Xiaomi Redmi Go has a 5-inch screen with HD resolution (1280 by 720 pixels), a Snapdragon 425 chip, 1GB of memory and only 8GB of storage space. On the back is an 8-megapixel camera, in front of a 5 megapixel. The battery capacity of 3000 mAh is relatively large for this smartphone format.
Whether the Redmi Go will also appear in the United States later is still unknown. The smartphone is primarily intended for the Indian market, where consumers have less to spend. Xiaomi, however, is becoming more and more active on the Dutch market, and recently started working with local providers and Kruidvat. In addition, the Mi A2 Lite, another cheap Xiaomi device, is popular here. This suggests that there may also be interest in this Redmi Go.
Android, but then adjusted
Android Go is a modified version of the operating system made for smartphones with cheaper hardware. There are simplified versions of Google’s own apps, such as Google Maps Go and Gmail Go. They require less storage space and lack the animations of the ‘normal’ apps, making them run smoother. In addition, the Data Saver option is standard in all possible apps. This ensures that apps do not just consume data in the background.
Actually, Android Go is mainly focused on emerging markets such as India and Thailand. Nevertheless, various devices with the software can now also be found in the United States, such as the Nokia 1, Alcatel 1X and Moto E5 Play. Huawei, Asus, Wikio, and General Mobile also sell one or more Android Go phones.