Xiaomi Redmi Comes On March 19, May Be A Competitor to Reliance Jiophone

Xiaomi Redmi Comes On March 19, May Be A Competitor to Reliance Jiophone

Xiaomi has always been known for it’s capability of delivering budget-friendly smartphones with incredible configurations. Recently, Xiaomi is all set to launch Redmi Go, which is Xiaomi’s first Android Go smartphone. As per the news, the launch date of the smartphone is March 19, 2019, with an expected price range of around Rs. 4,000-5,000.

Xiaomi Redmi Go Specifications

The features of this affordable smartphone are, a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display with 16:9 aspect ratio and pixel density of 296ppi with 1000:1 contrast ratio. It is powered by the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC clocked at 1.4GHz, paired with the Adreno 308 GPU and 1GB of RAM and supports dual SIM (Nano). The Redmi Go comes in two variants such as Blue and Black colour options and is available in two configurations – 1GB+8GB and 1GB+16GB and also, it comes with a dedicated microSD card tray that can be used to expand the internal storage (up to 128GB).

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Now, coming to the features of the camera, Redmi Go has a single rear camera of 8-megapixel with f/2.0 aperture, 1.12 micron pixel size, and has a 4-element lens. There is a single LED flash to assist in low-light photography. Features of the camera include HDR, burst mode, real-time filters and smart scene modes. It is capable of recording videos at a peak 1080p (1920×1080) resolution. Apart from these, it has a front camera with a 5-megapixel selfie snapper with f/2.2 aperture and has support for HDR shots and beauty filters.

Redmi Go vs JioPhone, JioPhone2

Both JioPhone and JioPhone2 are very basic and user-friendly phones which run on KaiOS and offer basic hardware and 4G VoLTE support. The JioPhone 2, offers a QWERTY keyboard design along with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. It offers a 2MP rear camera, a 0.3MP front camera, 2,000mAh battery and support for apps like Facebook and WhatsApp. These are some basic features, but unfortunately, the JioPhone cannot offer anything beyond this.

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On the other hand, the Redmi Go runs on the Android Go platform and ships with Android Oreo (Go edition). This means the phone will come with Google Go apps like YouTube Go, Gmail Go and Maps Go with a whole lot of lightweight apps optimised to run smoothly by using less RAM and storage. Thus, Xiaomi Redmi Go is definitely a better option than JioPhone and gives enough reasons for the customers to switch over it.a

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