Xiaomi expanding into Africa this month with launch of Xiaomi Redmi 2 and Xiaomi Mi 4
Last year, Xiaomi started selling its handsets in India, a very successful move for the company. Hoping to repeat that level of success in Africa, the company is kicking off its expansion by selling the Xiaomi Redmi 2 and the Xiaomi Mi 4 in the country, around the middle of this month. Partnering with Mobiles in Africa, Xiaomi is reportedly seeking the equivalent of $160 USD for the Redmi 2, and $320 USD for the Xiaomi Mi 4 flagship phone.
The Xiaomi Redmi 2 features a 4.7-inch screen, with a resolution of 720 x 1280. The 64-bit Snapdragon 410 SoC is under the hood, with a quad-core 1.2GHz CPU and the Adreno 306 GPU. An 8MP camera is on back, with a 2MP snapper up front. 1GB of RAM is inside with 8GB of expandable native storage. A 2200mAh power plant is aboard, and Android 4.4.4 is pre-installed.
The Xiaomi Mi 4 is equipped with a 5-inch LCD screen, featuring a 1080 x 1920 resolution. A Snapdragon 801 SoC is under the hood, carrying a quad-core 2.5GHz CPU and the Adreno 330 GPU. Different versions of the phone are available, including one with 3GB RAM/16GB native storage, and another offering 3GB RAM/64GB native storage. A rear-facing 13MP camera has an aperture of f/1.8, and an 8MP front-facing camera snaps selfies and handles video chats. A 3080mAh juicer keeps the lights on, and Android 4.4.3 is pre-installed.
Will Xiaomi be able to become a success in Africa? Stay tuned!
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