Redmi Go is Xiaomi’s first $90 Android Go-powered smartphone

Xiaomi has unveiled its first Android Go-powered smartphone, the Redmi Go. The Redmi Go, just like every other Android Go-powered device in the market, goes for a rather reasonable $90. It runs a stripped-down version of Android called Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition.

Android Go is a ‘lite’ version of the Android OS that is meant for use in regions where internet connectivity is limited and comes pre-installed with various ‘lite’ versions of Google applications like Maps Go, Youtube Go, Gmail Go among a bunch of others. All this is geared towards saving space and data.

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The device gets all the basics right with little else to talk about. It spots a 5-inch 720p display, a 5MP selfie shooter and an 8MP main sensor. The device also spots a 3,000mAh battery so battery life and longevity should be good for the most part. It runs on a Snapdragon 425 processor with 1GB of RAM and offers 8GB of internal storage that can be expanded with a microSD.

It might not have any of the extra flair seen on some of its Android Go competition, like the Asus ZenFone Live L1, which has a 18:9 display and a Face Unlock feature, but that may be the cost of hitting such a low price.