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Xiaomi may launch an Android Go (Pie) smartphone soon

Xiaomi is the next big smartphone vendor to embrace Google's Android Go programme. The Chinese company may launch a smartphone running the Go edition of Android 9 Pie soon
By
Sumit
 - 
Dec 20, 2018

Xiaomi is the next big smartphone vendor to embrace Google's Android Go programme. The Chinese company may launch a smartphone running the Go edition of Android 9 Pie soon. Apparently called Redmi Go, the device bearing a model number M1903C3GG has already received certifications Singapore, Russia and the US.

 

Xiaomi Redmi Go with Android Pie (Go Edition)

Android Go, the Google initiative to offer an optimised Android experience on low-end smartphones, has been quite successful so far. Many big companies have already launched their version of Android Go smartphones. From Samsung's Galaxy J2 Core to Nokia's Nokia 1, all the Android Go smartphones come with low-end hardware and an optimised software. Also, they also cost a lot less for a smartphone and Xiaomi, well known for making low-cost premium smartphones, surely wants to explore this segment as well.

 

 

The Redmi Go device certified by Singapore's IMDA, the US' FCC and Russia's EEC will run Android 9 Pie (Go Edition). It will have a dual-SIM slot, 2.4GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth v4.2 for connectivity. The phone will reportedly have 141mm of height and 71mm of width along with a diagonal measurement of 150mm. This means the phone is likely carry a screen much smaller than 6-inches. Aspect ratio could be 18:9.

Also, the phone could come with ~1GB of RAM and ~16GB of ROM. And since it's an Android Go phone, it may be priced somewhere around the $100 mark. Along with Singapore, Russia and the US, where Redmi Go has already been certified, the device may also be launched in the Indian subcontinent, where Xiaomi products are hugely popular.

 

Read also: What is Android Go? Stock Android comes to entry level mobiles

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