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Xiaomi's Redmi Go smartphone arrives in the Philippines first for PHP3,990

A day after unveiling its first Android Go smartphone, Xiaomi has announced that the Redmi Go is available to buy in the Philippines from today for PHP3,990 (~$76). The Asian country is the first market to receive the device offering.

The budget-friendly Redmi device comes in black and blue color options and it can be purchased via e-commerce platform Lazada. It will also hit the physical shelves of Mi Stores in the country starting February 4. The handset runs Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition) out of the box.

Steven Shi, Head of Southeast Asia for Xiaomi, said in a statement:

"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. 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."

As a brief recap, the phone sports a 5.0-inch HD display. Inside, it is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 425 SoC paired with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage that's expandable up to 128GB with a microSD card.

It also packs a 3000mAh battery and boasts an 8MP rear camera with a 5MP front shooter. Xiaomi says the budget phone will arrive in international markets in the near future.

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