Mysterious Redmi Go smartphone pops up in certifications, what is Xiaomi up to now?

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first_imgWhen it comes to the budget smartphones, Xiaomi really knows its ways to offer some of the best value for money smartphones. The recently released Redmi 6 series of budget smartphones offered a host of modern features reserved for premium smartphones at extremely affordable prices. However, Xiaomi is never content with its budget models and aims to push the boundaries at never-seen-before prices. Rumours of the upcoming Redmi 7 series were doing rounds of the Internet and another mysterious Xiaomi device has popped up on the certifications, hinting towards an imminent launch.According to a report from Nashville Chatter, a bunch of certifications have crept with regards to a new Xiaomi smartphone from the Redmi series. The device will be called the Redmi Go and will come with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity built-in. Some of the specifications have also been listed for the handset, which clearly points towards this one being an entry-level Android smartphone. The device will carry dimensions of 141 x 71 mm and will measure 150mm diagonally. This means that the device could end up sporting a 5.9-inch display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. No other information has been shared as of now.Going by past experiences, there could be a high chance that Xiaomi may be unveiling an Android Go device. The new Android Go smartphone could end up ditching Xiaomi’s customization-heavy MIUI interface and go for a stock Android Go interface for smooth user experience. The inclusion of Android Go also indicates that the device could be featuring extremely low-end specifications such as 1GB RAM and 8GB of onboard storage. The Redmi Go could mark Xiaomi’s foray into stock Android smartphones for the entry-level segment in a similar way the Mi A1 introduced Xiaomi’s solid midrange smartphone with Google’s stock Android interface.advertisementThe Redmi Go is expected to be unveiled in Singapore in early 2019. However, we may see Xiaomi bring the Redmi Go to India at an extremely affordable price, undercutting the Redmi 6A by a few thousand Rupees. The entry-level segment in India has seen Android Go smartphones from various manufacturers such as Samsung, Nokia, Micromax and Lava. The Android Go smartphones offer an optimised Android experience for devices with extremely low-end hardware. Google has built a suite of specific Android Go apps that consume lesser space on the storage. With the advent of the Redmi Go, we could be seeing some intense action in the sub-Rs 5,000 smartphone segment.ALSO READ | Mi A2 is the first Android One phone from Xiaomi to get Android 9 Pie’s sweetness, global rollout begins todayALSO READ | Poco F1 Android 9 Pie update now rolling out, but some Pie features are missingALSO READ | This is the Xiaomi Play launching on December 24, and not Redmi 7 Pro or Redmi 7last_img

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