Chinese tech firm Xiaomi debuted its first Android Go smartphone, Redmi Go, in the Philippines with a retail price of P3,990.00.
The Android Go program was launched by Google in 2017, with smartphones running on a highly efficient version of Android. Out of the box, Redmi Go runs the Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition) operating system, featuring reimagined Google apps that have been optimized to reduce storage and data use.
“Xiaomi has received such a warm welcome in the Philippines since its re-entry last year, and we are really grateful to all Mi fans for their support.” said Steven Shi, head of Southeast Asia at Xiaomi Global.
Redmi Go features a 5.0-inch HD display, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC, and a 3000mAh battery. On the back it sports a 8MP main camera supported by an LED flashlight. On the front, Redmi Go has a 5MP camera for selfies. It comes with two SIM card slots and has a dedicated microSD slot that supports up to 128GB microSD cards.
Redmi Go will come in Black or Blue, and will be available in 8GB storage capacity at P3,990.00. Pre-orders on Lazada starts from January 31, through February 3, 2019.
The first 200 customers to pre-order will receive a free pair of earphones. Redmi Go will be available in Authorized Mi Stores nationwide starting February 4, 2019.
Redmi Go will be released in more markets globally. Local availability in other markets will be announced closer to launch date.