On the sidelines of opening the seventh manufacturing unit in India in partnership with Flex, Xiaomi also launched the Redmi Go, an entry-level smartphone. Powered by the Snapdragon 425 processor, the phone comes with 1GB RAM and 8GB storage running on Android Oreo (Go edition). The phone features a 5-inch HD screen with a display resolution of 1280×720 pixels. The front camera is 5-megapixel and the rear camera is 8-megapixel. It comes with 4G dual SIM support and can take up to 128GB microSD cards. The phone is powered by 3000mAh battery.
Redmi Go will be available Blue and Black colour variants for Rs. 4,499 starting 12 noon, 22nd March across Mi.com, Flipkart and Mi Home stores. Users will also get an Rs. 2,200 cashback with 100GB data free with Jio.
In addition, Xiaomi announced its own UPI payment solution app – Mi Pay for Xiaomi MIUI users in India. Mi Pay is integrated within Xiaomi’s MIUI interface across SMS, Contacts, Scanner, App Vault, and Settings. ICICI Bank is the payment service provider for Mi Pay. Consumers can effectively make payments using UPI and other debit cards, credit cards and internet banking across 120+ banks and over 120 billers.
The service will also allow several utility payments ranging from phone bills, phone recharges, water or electricity bill payments. Mi pay UPI has been approved by NPCI under the multi bank API model and it has been audited by CERT-IN empanelled auditors E&Y and Lucideus. Mi Pay provides the most safe and secure transactions with all data stored locally in India servers in an encrypted format.