Business & Economy Gadgets Xiaomi to debut $90 budget Go phone

Xiaomi to debut $90 budget Android Go phone

Author

Date

Category

- Advertisement -

The race for smartphone dominance has taken yet another form. Around the same time that Apple announced that it’s lowering prices for iPhones outside the US on the heels of the first-ever holiday season losses, a budget Android Go phone is also making its debut.

Chinese electronics company Xiaomi announced via Twitter on January 28 the debut of Redmi Go, the first Go phone the company has ever produced.

The price? It comes in at under 100 US dollars, most likely around $91.50 or thereabouts. That’s about 80 euros or S$124, an excellent price for an Android phone.

The Redmi Go uses the Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition, a basic version of Android. It has pre-installed, space and data saving versions of popular Google apps Gmail Go and YouTube Go made specifically for those with limited wireless connectivity.

- Advertisement -

Here are Xiaomi’s Redmi Go’s specifications:

Display: 5 inches, 720p
Cameras: 5MP selfie camera and 8MP rear camera
Battery: 3,000mAh
Processor: Snapdragon 425 processor with 1GB of RAM
Memory: 8GB of internal storage, with microSD slot

Additionally, the phone is reported to have 2.4GHz Wi-Fi compatibility and Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity.

Xiaomi’s Redmi Go will be available in Europe sometime in February. However, the company has not yet announced whether or not it will be sold in the United States.

- Advertisement -

In Singapore, Xiaomi received certification from the Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) for the phone last December.

Read related: Sneek peek: new completely foldable Xioami phone in development

https://theindependent.sg.sg/sneek-peek-new-completely-foldable-xioami-phone-in-development/

 

- Advertisement -

 Follow us on Social Media

Send in your scoops to news@theindependent.sg 

- Advertisement -

Suspected Ang Mo Kio cat-slasher arrested

Singapore – A 37-year-old man has been arrested for his suspected involvement in a series of cat-slashing incidents in Ang Mo Kio. The Animal & Veterinary Service (AVS), an entity under the National Parks Board (NParks), conducted an operation on Tuesday (June...

Circles.Life telco comes under fire for ad that implies hierarchy between Chinese, Malays and Filipinos; company does not apologise

Update In an update, Circles.Life Singapore issued an apology on their Instagram page on Thursday (Jun 10).   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Circles.Life (@circleslifesg) Delbert Stanley Ty, Head of Marketing also added: “We messed up. We’re sorry. Our posts were tone...

‘Badge Lady’ asks that charges against her be dropped, claims there were ‘errors’ in the investigation

Singapore — Phoon Chiu Yoke, or "Badge Lady" as she is called by netizens, has been released on S$8,000 bail after she was remanded at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) for two weeks. The 53-year-old was infamously caught on camera refusing...
Follow us on Social Media

Send in your scoops to news@theindependent.sg 

Theindependent