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Is Xiaomi Releasing An Android Go Smartphone?

Rumors point to a Redmi Go smartphone

While Xiaomi is known for their hi-spec, low-priced flagship and mid-range phones, the company is also a prolific manufacturer of low-end Android devices. Their Redmi 5A, for instance, managed to sell around 5.4 million units in the first quarter of 2018. While that phone was pretty good for what it was, it would have been made infinitely better if the software was free from bloatware and the company’s MIUI overlay, freeing up resources and space that’s vital for a budget device.

Well, it looks like we’re getting exactly that. Nashville Chatter has spotted several certifications for a new device in the company’s budget Redmi series of phones and has the moniker of Redmi Go. Yes, as in Android Go.

Putting Android Go on a budget Xiaomi smartphone is the next logical step, since the lightweight version of Android consumes less space and resources on a device, maximizing whatever limited hardware there is on a budget phone.

Xiaomi already an MIUI-less smartphone in the form of the Mi A2 which is under the Android One program, and if the rumors are true then we’ll finally have the perfect budget Android phone – killer hardware, killer price and stock Android on board.

Watch out for the release of the new phone early next year.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

One Comment

  1. “…it would have been made infinitely better if the software was free from
    bloatware and the company’s EMUI overlay, freeing up resources and
    space that’s vital for a budget device.”

    Should be “MIUI”

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