Xiaomi releases Redmi Go smartphone at Php 3,990

Xiaomi’s first AndroidTM Go device will first be available in the Philippines

31 January 2019—Today, Xiaomi debuted its first AndroidTM Go smartphone, Redmi Go, in the Philippines. Packed with useful software and efficient hardware, Redmi Go will be available at Php 3,990.00.

 

The AndroidTM Go program was launched by Google in 2017, with affordable smartphones running on a highly efficient version of Android. Out of the box, Redmi Go runs the Android™ 8.1 Oreo™ (Go edition) operating system, featuring reimagined Google apps that have been optimized to reduce storage and data use.

“Xiaomi has received such a warm welcome in the Philippines since its re-entry last year, and we are really grateful to all Mi fans for their support.” said Steven Shi, Head of Southeast Asia, Xiaomi Global. “With Redmi Go making its global debut here, we hope that even more users here will be able to enjoy an amazing smartphone experience at an amazing price. This is part of our commitment to make innovation available to everyone.”

Redmi Go features a 5.0-inch HD display, the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 425 SoC, and a 3000mAh battery. On the back it sports a 8MP main camera supported by an LED flashlight. On the front, Redmi Go has a 5MP camera for selfies. It comes with two SIM card slots and has a dedicated microSD slot that supports up to 128GB microSD cards.

 

Redmi Go will come in Black or Blue, and will be available in 8GB storage capacity at Php 3,990.00. Pre-orders on Lazada starts from January 31, through February 3, 2019. The first 200 customers to pre-order will receive a free pair of earphones. Redmi Go will be available in Authorized Mi Stores nationwide starting February 4, 2019.

Redmi Go will be released in more markets globally. Local availability in other markets will be announced closer to launch date.

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About Xiaomi

Xiaomi Corporation was founded in April 2010 and listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on 9 July, 2018 (1810.HK). Xiaomi is an internet company with smartphones and smart hardware connected by an IoT platform at its core.

With the vision of being friends with its users and being the “coolest company” in the hearts of its users, Xiaomi is committed to continuous innovation, with an unwavering focus on quality and efficiency. The company relentlessly builds amazing products with honest prices to let everyone in the world enjoy a better life through innovative technology.

Xiaomi is currently the world’s fourth-largest smartphone brand, and has established the world’s largest consumer IoT platform, with more than 132 million smart devices (excluding smartphones and laptops) connected to its platform. Currently, Xiaomi products are present in more than 80 countries and regions around the world and have a leading foothold in many markets.

Be the first to try out Android P beta on Mi MIX 2S

As an Internet company, Xiaomi has always emphasized on making the best user experience on our apps. Xiaomi’s first product was MIUI, our proprietary operating system built on the Android kernel. From the start, MIUI has fully embraced the Android ecosystem, including all mobile apps.

Working with developers has always been a very important part of our DNA, and after entering the hardware business, Xiaomi has continued to ensure that our users get the best user experience possible, backed by seamless integration between hardware and software.

Continuing to deliver on this vision, Xiaomi today announced its participation in the Android P Developer Preview program. This provides developers and early adopters a chance to experience the latest Android release on Mi MIX 2S, allowing them to try out the latest features, and test apps they have developed, ensuring that they work on the upcoming Android P.

Android P is the upcoming version of Google’s mobile operating system, and comes with many new features for developers and users. For example, developers will be able to simulate a notch on the top of the screen to accommodate for smartphones that have this design. Notifications have also been enhanced in Android P in supported messaging apps, you can see images in the notifications. Users who wish to learn more about the Android P Developer Preview can visit http://developer.android.com.

First announced on 27 March, Mi MIX 2S is a natural choice for Xiaomi’s participation in new, innovative programs. Featuring an exceptional AI dual camera and the latest Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845 platform, Mi MIX 2S takes Xiaomi’s photography technologies to a new level  and demonstrates Xiaomi’s commitment to making its innovations accessible to the widest possible range of consumers.

With Mi MIX 2S now part of the Android P Developer Preview program, developers can now choose to test their latest apps on a flagship device that starts at RMB 3299 (about US$520) in China, and which will be available in many of Xiaomi’s global markets soon. This allows developers to tap into a flagship experience at an accessible price.

To try our developer preview on Mi MIX 2S, please visit http://www.mi.com/en/androidppreview to download the software. Full instructions are also available on the site. All versions of Mi MIX 2S are supported.

The developer preview is not final software, and some features may be missing. Those who want to try it out are reminded to back up their software before downloading and installing the developer preview. Users can also submit feedback and bugs through our webpage.