Xiaomi initially started selling its phones for more than reasonable prices but, as the brand gained notoriety and its phones got increasingly better, the prices followed suit.
But Xiaomi doesn’t seem willing to let go of its roots so fast: on the contrary, the upcoming Redmi Go sounds a lot like what Xiaomi used to bring to the table when the company was just getting started. This Android Go smartphone will definitely be a budget phone and will offer you the most basic of specs.
To get it started, the phone will have a 5.0 inch 1280 x 720 16:9 display with a Snapdragon 425 chip under the hood. It has been a while since you’ve heard about that one, hasn’t it?
Camera-wise we can expect it to come with a 5MP selfie snapper and an 8MP rear camera with an f/2.0 aperture and 1.12-micron pixel size, alongside HDR support and LED flash.
It will come with 8GB of storage which can, of course, be upgraded thanks to a microSD card and there’s just 1GB of RAM available. It will have a 3,000mAh battery.
Most of the Redmi phones only get released in China or India but the Redmi Go will appear on the European shelves immediately after the official launch, with a price tag of only 80 Euro ($90). Talk about affordable!