Redmi Go: Everything you need to know about Xiaomi’s cheapest smartphone

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Xiaomi is set to be the latest smartphone brand to join Google’s Android Go programme. The company’s first phone under this new series is going to be Redmi Go. Expected to launch early next year, Xiaomi Redmi Go is also said to be the company’s most affordable smartphone thus far.

For the uninitiated, Android Go is Google’s new programme under which it optimises its latest version of Android operating system for low-end phones. The lightweight operating system is backed by a wide catalogue of lite apps including YouTube Go, Files Go, and Maps Go among others.

Google says Android Go works with phones featuring low-end specs such as 512MB or 1GB of RAM. Android Go also has optimisation for faster loading of applications – Google claims it’s about 15% faster than the full-fledged operating system.

Ahead of the official launch, Xiaomi Redmi Go has already made an unofficial appearance on the web. The phone with M1903C3GG model number has been spotted certification platforms in the US, China, and Russia, hinting at a global launch of the phone.

According to the listings, Xiaomi Redmi Go will come with an 18:9 display with Bluetooth 4.2 and dual-SIM support. The phone will run on Android 9 Pie (Go edition) and have 1GB of RAM. Right now, there’s no word on other important specifications such as processor and camera capacity.

Xiaomi Redmi Go could be one of the top phones from the company early next year. Xiaomi is also working on a mid-range smartphone with 48-megapixel rear camera. Called Redmi 2 Pro, this Xiaomi phone is expected to run on Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor. Other expected features of the phone include 480 fps HD slo-mo recording, three-rear cameras, and Adreno 612 GPU for graphics.

Xiaomi’s perhaps last phone of the year is going to be the Mi Play. Set to launch on December 24, Xiaomi Mi Play will come with waterdrop notch, radiant glass-like back panel, and gaming-focused features. ALSO READ: Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro review


Sensex Plunges Nearly 500 Points, Nifty Sinks Below 10,750: 10 Things To Know

Sensex Plunges Nearly 500 Points, Nifty Sinks Below 10,750: 10 Things To KnowDomestic stock markets declined on Wednesday with the S&P BSE Sensex losing as much as 498.62 points in afternoon amid weak cues from Asian peers. The Nifty50 barometer of the National Stock Exchange declined 161.05 points to 10,749.05. A sharp decline in the rupee, PMI data indicating a slowdown in manufacturing activity and weak monthly sales impacted trading sentiment, according to analysts. Most sectoral indices traded in the negative, led by auto and metal stocks.
Here are 10 things to know:
  1. At 2:19 pm, the Sensex traded at 35,796.11, down 458.46 points or 1.26 per cent from the previous close, and the Nifty was at 10,758.10, down 152 points or 1.39 per cent.
  2. Top losers on the 50-scrip index were Eicher Motors, Bharat Petroleum Corporation, JSW Steel, Mahindra & Mahindra and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation, trading between 4:01 and 7:84 per cent lower. Heavyweights HDFC, Reliance Industries, HDFC Bank and Reliance Industries contributed the most to the losses on the 30-scrip benchmark index.
  3. The Nifty Auto was down 3.10 per cent at that time. “Majority of auto stocks are under pressure due to the weak sales figures,” said Ritesh Ashar, chief strategy officer, KIFS Trade Capital.
  4. Eicher Motors shares dipped as much as 7.82 per cent during the session. Eicher Motors on Tuesday reported a 13 per cent decline in total sales to 58,278 units in December 2018, according to a regulatory filing. Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) shares dropped as much as 4.4 per cent, a day after the automobile major reported  1 per cent rise in total sales in December 2018.
  5. “The market is feeling the hit owing to the frail global dynamics and weak Asian cues,” said Mr Ashar. Asian shares turned tail on the first trading day of the New Year as disappointing manufacturing data from China added to fears that economic momentum in the country was slowing.
  6. Analysts expect the markets to move sideways in next few sessions. Trading volumes are expected to be low during the week, as worldwide financial markets were closed on the New Year Day, said Hemang Jani, head, advisory, Sharekhan by BNP Paribas.
  7. The uncertainty might continue for a couple of trading sessions, however the IT sector could get a boost due to a strengthening dollar, according to Mr Ashar of KIFS Trade Capital.
  8. A private survey, meanwhile, showed manufacturing activity expanding at a slower pace in December compared to the previous month. The Nikkei Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index, compiled by IHS Markit, declined to 53.2 in December, below November’s 54.0 reading and a poll median of 53.6 by news agency Reuters.
  9. In its bid to support troubled small- and medium-sized companies, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday said it would allow commercial banks to restructure loans to such companies in default but standard category under certain conditions. The decision was taken at the central bank’s board meeting in November.
  10. The rupee fell by 27 paise against the dollar to 69.70, amid strengthening of the greenback overseas. (With inputs from agencies)